Robert Lynn Phillips

March 22, 1942 ‒ January 12, 2021

Delaware, Ohio

Robert Lynn “Bob” Phillips, 78 of Delaware, Ohio and formerly of Wadsworth, Ohio passed away peacefully due to COVID complications, Tuesday,
January 12, 2021 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Born March 22, 1942 in Lodi, Ohio to the parents of the late Thomas & Mary (McCann) Phillips. Bob graduated from Lodi High School in 1960 where he met the love of his life, Janet Shaw.  Soon later, they married on March 30, 1963 and started their family. Bob continued his education at The University of Akron where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

After many years in Wadsworth, Ohio, Bob and Janet moved to Delaware, Ohio where they developed a tight knit group of friends that are like extended family. Bob and Janet are members of St. Mary Catholic Church. He and Janet were also active in SourcePoint, a Senior Citizen’s group, taking group trips with their friends.  Bob worked as a service center manager for Honda in Marysville. He was also a member of Kiwanis.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and sister and brother- in-law Sue (Tony) Bruno.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 57 years Janet; son Kevin (Angie) Phillips; daughter Kim (Doug) Plum; grandchildren Douglas Plum, Sara (Mitch) Gill, Brittany Phillips, Anna Phillips, Nathan Snyder, Alycia Snyder, and Spencer Plum; great grandchildren Jaxon Waltz and Rowan Field; brother Tom (Toni) Phillips; and many nieces and nephews.

Bob enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was taking care of the yard, or tending to his vegetable garden. Bob also enjoyed golfing with his many friends. He was also a Ranger at Oak Haven Golf Course. The family enjoyed traveling to the beach, specifically to the Outer Banks and to Florida. Bob also enjoyed photography and was always the one taking pictures. Bob and Janet loved taking the family to the Columbus Zoo where they always had a yearly pass. Bob and Janet were avid attendees at sporting events, recitals and graduations for their children and grandchildren. Bob will be remembered as the loving, loyal, helping, jovial and sometimes stubborn husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

A Private family only Memorial Service will take place Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015 where funeral celebrant Marvin Hintz will officiate.

The Phillips family understands that there are people that will want to be a part of Bob’s Memorial Service, so it will be livestreamed of the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center Facebook page at . A Celebration of Life will take place once COVID restrictions have lifted and families and friends can get together.

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The Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Our deepest sympathy to all of you!
    We will miss seeing you together!
    May he Rest In Peace!🙏🙏
    Love Tony and Mary Heyden!💙💗

  • It is with a heavy heart Jason , Sabrina, Arya, and Jaxon offer our deepest condolences. Bob was an incredible human being and one of our favorite people. His humor and great points of view will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace and God bless.

  • So grateful that Bob set up the arbor between his backyard and ours. A quiet, gardener’s message — “Yes, neighbor, you’re always welcome. Do drop in.” He was a prince among men!

  • Sorry to hear of the loss of our wonderful neighbor. Bob was friendly and always had time for a chat He will definitely be missed

  • Dear Janet and family,
    I was devastated when Tom called with the news of Bob’s passing. He was always one of Dan’s
    favorites up to the time he died in 2010. I loved meeting Tom, Bob and Sue in 1948 when Dan
    and Jay Weaver drove to Buffalo to pick me up. The best part of that was that Danny and I drove to Lodi
    to meet Tom and Mary’s children. What a kick…I fell in love with them immediately. They all taught
    me what living with boys in the household was a “kick”, and they were right.
    Bob is forever in my prayers. As is the full Phillips menagerie.
    Our family sends their love to all of you.

    Mary Ann

  • Rest In Peace Bob. I really got to know you on our work trips to B&W Canada. And the crab boil in New Orleans.
    Enjoy your new life.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Bob always had a smile and ready to tell a joke. I have so many fond memories of the fun we had as kids growing up with Aunt Mary and Uncle Tom. We weren’t always angels. Love and prayers to you and your family.

  • Was very sad to hear of the loss of my cousin. As my sister said earlier, he always had a smile and loved to joke. We had many family gatherings as kids. Now fly with the angels Bob and watch out for your family. You are all in my prayers

  • I was so sad to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a kind man and always had a smile. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs!

  • Janet,

    I was very sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. We worked together for a number of years at the Honda Service Center. Prayers for comfort and peace for you and your family

  • Janet, Kevin & Kim,

    I have such fond memories of Uncle Bob. He was always joking around and smiling. However, what I remember most was how proud he was of all of you. Even though he is no longer with us, keep in mind that his pride in and love for each of you survives. My thoughts and love are with each of you — and with my father (Bob’s brother).

  • Bob will be missed by many that loved him. May the great memories you have together bring you comfort and may the love of family and friends surround you during these sad times. We love you you all so much. 🙏😔🙏

  • We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing and send our thoughts and prayers to Janet and family.