Robert L. “Bob” Chesser

February 26, 1938 ‒ December 19, 2014

Powell, Ohio
Formerly of Delaware, Ohio

Robert “Bob” Chesser, age 76 of Powell passed away Friday, December 19, 2014 at home surrounded by those whom he loved.

He was born on February 26, 1938 in Columbus to the late Leo E. and Hazel I. (Manter) Chesser. A graduate of West High School in Columbus, he moved to Delaware in 1957.  He retired from Columbia Gas of Ohio after 42 years of services.

A Godly man, he was a faithful member of Delaware Bible Church, where he served as deacon, usher, and greeter. Strong in his beliefs, he was an example to others.  Always dependable, Bob was a good listener and advisor.

He was happiest in the garden and tending to his yard in every way.  With a green thumb, he was known for a large garden. His crops included vegetables of all types and especially Big Boy tomatoes, all of which he shared with family and church friends. He also enjoyed playing games with his grandchildren and weekly card games and golf with his close friends.

Bob could do anything he set his mind to. Known as a Mr. Fix It, he enjoyed fixing and building things, as well as helping his children and others to do the same. Sought for his wisdom, he was described as a perfectionist and instilled the values of doing things the right way.

He was a wonderful husband and father, who always put the needs of others before himself. He dearly loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Those left to cherish his memory include his second wife Kathleen (Shannon), children Timothy (Lori) Chesser of Jarrettsville, MD, Sherry (Geary) Place of Delaware, Thomas Chesser of Columbus, step-children Mark and Jenny Frederick,  9 grandchildren Jessica, Melissa, Josh, Kyle, Eric, Hayley, Corey, Cody, Madison, 5 great-grandchildren Kenzie, Ophelia, Gavin, Keegan, Camden, sisters-in-law Shirley Chesser, Sonya Rutherford, Patricia Morris.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 41 years Peggy (Nunn) in 1998, grandson Tyler, great-grandson Joel, and brother Don.

Friends may call 5-8 p.m. on Monday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware, where services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Marvin Hintz officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions can be made to Delaware Bible Church.

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  • We remember Bob from the church on Warren Ave many years ago. He was a
    good man and we enjoyed knowing him. I know he will be missed by his family
    and friends. I pray for a comforter to be sent to you for all who knew him.
    God Bless.