Robert M. Arehart

December 07, 1926 ‒ January 09, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio


MANSFIELD: Robert M. Arehart passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2018 in Lexington Court Care Center. He was 92.

Robert was born December 7, 1926 to parents George L. and Laura E. (Herring) in Lucas. He graduated from Lucas High School with the class of 1944.

Robert was on the basketball team and caught the eye of a cheerleader named Margaret Callahan and the rest is history. They were married on April 21, 1946. Almost daily Bob sang “I love you, a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck”. They had celebrated 72 years before Margaret passed away on September 16, 2018.   They are together again, forever.

Robert worked for 35 years in the office of Mansfield Tire and Rubber, and also as Chief Deputy at the Richland County Auditors office retiring in 1992 with 16 years of service.

He was a member of the Lexington Grace Brethren Church and recently attended Hilltop Community Church.  Robert enjoyed woodworking and gardening and was a member of the Mansfield Tire and Rubber 25 year club.

He is survived by daughters Susan (Michael) Johnson of Pagosa Springs, CO, Catherine (Bruce) Bachelder of Lexington, OH, Deborah Arehart of Lexington, OH, and Laura (Jeffrey) Carter Lexington, OH; seven grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to his wife, Margaret, he was preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard E. Arehart and his wife Martha, and infant sister Margaret Arehart.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. His family hopes that you will hold him in your heart as you remember him at this time.

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  • All of you are in our thoughts and prayers ! Bob was a dear Christian man and loved by many. We know he is now home with His Lord! I have many good memories spent with your family – my Dad used to sing that same song to my Mom:) Praying God will comfort you all! Love, Dan and Sheila VanLoo

  • What a heritage! Can you imagine 72 years of marriage? They were a very special couple. I am sure Bob was looking forward to seeing Jesus and missing Margaret.
    What precious memories we have of Christian growth at Hilltop Community Church
    many years ago. I pray that God will comfort you in your loss and give you His peace.
    In the days ahead, when you think of your parents, I pray those memories will bless you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Tom and Shirley Davidson

  • Cathy, my sympathy to you and your family. You definitely was blessed with the most kind, thoughtful and caring Dad. A true “gentle-man”. It was my pleasure to know him at the auditor’s office.

  • To know Bob and Margaret was to love them. They were at Lex Grace Brethren Church when I first moved to Lexington many years ago. It was and has been a joy to know them and love them. Their friendship has meant a lot to me over the years.
    My condolences to all the family.
    Marian Humphrey

  • Bob and I worked at the Auditors office for several years. It was a joy to work with him day in and day out. He was the individual that taught me the mathmatical calculations used for various items, tax calcs, distributions, the ten mill limit, etc….He was a joy to work with and a great teacher. My condolences to you and your family.

  • I would like to offer my condolences and deepest sympathy to the family of Robert Arehart. May you take comfort in knowing that the “enemy, death is to be brought to nothing”. Rev 21:4 shows what we have to look forward to in the near future, a time when there will be no more sickness and death.