Robert Dean Fair

April 19, 1929 ‒ August 06, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Robert D. Fair of Delaware, Ohio and formerly of VanWert, Ohio — Robert D. Fair, age 89, passed away Monday, August 06, 2018.

Bob was born on April 19, 1929 in Middle Point, Ohio to the late Peter and Bernice (Scott) Fair. In 1947 Bob graduated from Middle Point School. After a few years working at Borden Foods in VanWert, Ohio, Bob joined the US Army where he proudly served as a Corporal in the Korean War from 1950 to 1952. Following his service, Bob returned to Borden Foods where he enjoyed a 40-year career. Initially, he worked as the office manager in VanWert and then in 1971 relocated to Borden’s Corporate Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio to join the Real Estate Department.  Bob retired from Borden’s in 1987 to enjoy spending time with his family and pursue other interests.

For many years, Bob was a member of the First United Methodist Church in VanWert, Ohio. After moving to Delaware in 2002, Bob joined Asbury United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir. Bob loved music, especially listening to the Church organ as well as his daughter’s operatic performances. Bob was also an avid art glass enthusiast, running two art glass businesses, first with his mother in the early 1960s and then independently in the 1990s.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Rick (Becky) Fair, daughter, Deborah Fair, Bruce Bunyan; grandchildren, Jenn (Phil) Moir, Jillian Fair, Trent Bunyan and Trevor Bunyan; great-grandchildren, Noah, Ethan and Aubrey Moir.

The family will receive visitors at 10:00 am on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Home, 1510 W. William Street, Delaware, OH 43015. A celebration of Bob’s life will follow at 11:00 am with a gravesite burial service to take place in VanWert, OH.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, located at 55 West Lincoln Ave., Delaware, OH 43015

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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is handling arrangements

  • I always enjoyed talking with Bob, we had a lot in common. Both having been born in Van Wert county and him being my moms neighbor at Sarah Moore. I know he will be missed . He always had a kind word for me and my mother…

  • Bob and my mother ( Eva Scott Williman) were first cousins. Most of my memories of him were in Middle Point and Van Wert. I was the first grandchild in the Scott family and I received lots of attention from Bob. We have kept in touch over the years. Although he has been in failing health for many years,his phone calls and our visits in Delaware always gave me a boost. My condolences to Rick and Debbie and all their families. Bob Fair will be missed, But we look forward to meeting him again someday!

  • I took care of Bob at Ohio Living Sarah Moore.
    He was a joy to be around and when he wasn’t feeling well, I tried to make sure I was the one to get him in bed and make sure he had fluids to drink.
    I’m so sorry for your loss
    My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
    R.I.P Bob
    You will be missed my so many people

  • I met Bob at Sarah Moore when my husband , Delly klingel, was a resident there for seven years. Sadly he passed away also. But I still have fond memories of us sitting together at meal times in the dining room enjoying each other’s company. Bob was a sober and interesting person with a special smile. I remember Ruby Warner and Bob
    being friends and would help her to see Bob. I still go to Sarah Moore to see residents and will miss Bob.
    May Peace be with Bob and all of you.
    Marcia Gray

  • Rick, Deb and family,
    My condolences in the loss of your father. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.