Robert Eugene Link

December 27, 1936 ‒ November 29, 2018

Galena, Ohio

Robert Eugene Link, 81, of Galena passed away comfortably at his home on Thursday evening, November 29, 2018.

He was born on December 27, 1936 in Delaware County to the late Raymond and Anna Lucille (Mooney) Link and left high school early to proudly serve his country as a member of the United States Army.

Robert drove truck for E.A. Schlairet, Western Auto, Advanced Auto and Kroger’s. A longtime member of the Knights of Pythias, Robert was an avid fan of the Ohio State University and he enjoyed watching all sports. He especially liked watching NASCAR. He enjoyed spending time outdoors doing whatever he could including gardening. He also was an exceptional woodworker, loved kids and spending time with his family.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of almost 40 years, Inis Ann (Mullins); children, Robert E. (Kathy) Link Jr. of Tonganoxie, Kansas, William D. (Marsha) Link of Delaware, Brenda (Kent) Manley of Radnor, Bryon (Peggy) Link of Delaware, Vanessa (Chuck) Chappelear of Radnor, and Wesley McCoy of Alabama; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Phillip (Joyce) Link of Bradenton, Florida; 2 sisters, Nancy (Fred) Stults of Delaware and Nita (Ron) Teeter of Madison, Wisconsin; sister-in-law, Joan Matlack of Delaware; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his brother John Link.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. A reception will follow the service in the Snyder-Rodman Community Room.

Contributions in Roberts’ memory may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children by visiting

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

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  • Anne and all the Kids , we are so sorry for your loss . Bob will be missed by all who loved him .

  • Anne and Family, I’m so sorry to hear that the Link Family has lost one of our cousins. We will miss seeing him at the reunions.

  • Dearest Link Family and Mom,

    Condolences to all the Link family, Brother, Sisters, Children and Grandchildren and especially my beloved Mother, who spent the last 39 years loving and sharing life with him. He was GrandPa to our Daughters, Iris and Tara, who had a special connection to him. We will all miss him.
    God Bless You Mom! Love, Chuck, Vanessa, Iris and Tara.

  • Please know that we are lifting Bob’s family and friends up in prayer during this difficult time. We know that his earthly aches and discomforts are not a problem any more and for that we are thankful. Yes, we will miss Bob at the Link gatherings. What a reunion it must have been when Bob arrived. Bob Link made a difference in this world. We are happy to call him cousin.

  • Anne and family please accept my condolences. Bob was bigger than life. Prayers to all.

    Garry Wright “Dream Weaver”
    Western Auto 1973-1992

  • Grandma and all Family,
    My condolences. Grandpa was a wonderful man with a big heart. He loved us dearly. While I will miss him dearly, at least I know he is no longer suffering. Hopefully in time that will bring comfort.

    I have many wonderful memories from over the years, one of the most cherished was when we (Grandparents & Sis) traveled to the beach up north in the motorhome. On the road we listened to country music, original country music by the greats, because he loved country music. We walked along the beach, splashed in the cold water, and watched the tides roll in & out. It was a fun and happy time I am thankful he shared with us, and I will always hold onto.

    Prayers for all who knew him as we go through this difficult time together. Each day is a blessing, so make each day the best possible.

    Best Wishes,

  • Ann, I’ve been thinking about you and Bob for the past 3 weeks, and was saddened when I read of his passing. My family, especially mom and dad, Caroline and George “Buster” Trout along with my brother, Robbie Trout, had known Bob for years. I met Bob when I was just a small eight year old child, and remember playing with Bobbie, Billy, and Brenda at the Kilbourne home. My family always considered Bob a life-long friend. When my dad passed suddenly, you and Bob stopped over to the house to see us. I never forgot the compassion you both showed, and will never forget that day. I also remember Bob’s kindness when he drove Robbie home from the hospital after being diagnosed with cancer. Sadly, within a couple of weeks Robbie also passed. Bob was so kind and had such a good heart. Once again, Bob was there, checking on mom and myself, along with making the many phone calls to us. Not sure if you were aware that Bob was the one who taught Robbie to drive a semi at the young age of 19. I remember Robbie telling stories of them driving together. I sincerely regret not finding time to drive back to Delaware/Galena area to see you both after mom passed in 2015. My heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to you and your entire family. May the precious memories of the time you shared bring you comfort and peace during this sad time.

  • God Bless and Thank YOU, Robert for your service in The United States Army… RIP … And Semper Fi. ……… Soldier.

  • My parents (Charles and Betty Sheets) would like to extend their sympathy. Bobby Jr. was in Marvin’s class and were good friends. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
    Charles and Betty Sheets
    Margie Sheets Saull