Robert Paul Monroe

July 28, 1934 ‒ November 03, 2016

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Robert Paul Monroe went to be with the Lord Thursday morning, November 3, 2016 in Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was 82.

He was born July 28, 1934 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania to parents Willis & Emma Mae (Young) Monroe. After he was graduated from Beaver Falls High School with the class of 1952, he served his country in the US Army.

A beautiful young lady named Margaret Vido caught his eye and the pair married on June 13, 1959 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Beaver Falls, PA.

Robert worked with Columbia Gas of Ohio, where he worked for over 42 years until retiring in 1995.

He was a member of St. Peters Parish and Knights of Columbus Council 687. In spare time, he took pleasure in playing golf and gardening. But above all, Robert cherished spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Margaret Monroe of Lexington; children Michael (Kristy) Monroe of Hilliard, Maureen (Andy) Soutter of Barrington, RI and Marian (Jerry) Straub of Hudson; grandchildren Demetri, Eleni, Nikolas and George Monroe, Madeline and Christopher Soutter, and Katherine Straub; sisters Ruth (Frank) Richter of Beaver Falls, PA and Marian Robinson of Akin, SC as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents Willis Monroe and Emma Mae (Young) Monroe.

The Monroe family will receive friends Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a vigil service will be held at 4:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial honoring Robert’s life will take place Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. Father Jeremy Miller will officiate. Burial will take place Thursday in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park in Rochester, Pennsylvania.

Contributions in Robert’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Robert’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them –or to watch Robert’s tribute video– at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • I met Bob and Margie when they first came to Mansfield. I was a Realtor and sold them three homes over a period of many years. We became good friends and had many interesting conversations about politics, interesting books and life in general.
    He will be sadly missed. A piece of my heart went with him when he died.

  • I just discovered “Red’s'” obit on Times On Line – and am right now in total shock. Our friendship goes way way back when we were young kids at Christ Lutheran Church in B.F. and got back in touch thanks to computers. Still having trouble for it to sink in. Marge and his family have my sincere sympathy and will be held in my thoughts and prayers. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by so very many people.

  • Bob and Marge have been our neighbors for over twenty years , we always knew how lucky we were to have them right next door. Sometimes my kids were loud, they climbed on their fence, hit balls over their fence, my dogs ran over and ate the bread they left for the birds!! But through it all Bob smiled, asked about the kids and generally cared about them ! When Mark traveled Bob would snow blow our sidewalks and they would always share their wonderful garden. Bob’s yard is always beautifully groomed but he never made the rest of us feel bad about not being able to keep up!!! He was a kind man , the kind the world need more of. We are going to miss Bob so much, but we feel blessed to have known him. God Speed!

  • Uncle Bobby has always been one of the most loved and respected men in my life. I always smiled privately… and thought of him immediately…the many times I would say to my students, “let me show you a little trick I learned in the army,” since it was how, when I was a child, he always taught me something new.

    Please know that my heart goes out to Aunt Margie, as well as my cousins, Michael, Maureen, and Marian and your extended families as you suffer the loss of such a good, kind man. May God’s peace be with your families.

  • Dave and Ida Mae Parks.

    We lived by Bob and Marge in 1967 when we got married . They were good neighbors . We enjoy the kids. We offen talk about them and wonder we’re they were. Sorry to hear abou your loss. May God be with your families.

  • Dear Margaret,
    You don’t know me, but I am Robert’s cousin, Sheila Cummings Swierczewski.
    My Maternal Grandmother was Katie Agnes Munroe-Collins, and she was the sister of Patrick/Frank Munroe. I can’t tell you how sad I feel right now. Bob took the time in 2014, to call me on the phone the first Christmas after my husband, Mike’s death.
    His call meant the world to me.

    Please accept my sincere condolences on Bobs death. I wish I had the chance to meet him, but it was not to be.

    May God be with you and your family,
    Sincerely,
    Your cousin by marriage, Sheila and family

  • Margaret,
    I am truly sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. When we talked in Kroger I was encouraged about his upcoming surgery. Unfortunately I am currently out of town and will not be able to attend his service. When I return home we can meet up for lunch. Right now you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I am another cousin who Bob reached out to via the internet. We were always planning to get together at another reunion. We did meet three years ago during a business trip to Florida that coincided with his annual trip there. Bob was supportive of our attempts to trace back our roots to Ireland and very good at keeping in touch. My grandfather had kept the families in connected and Bob told me stories about my grandfather than I had never hear before. I am greatly saddened by the unexpected loss. michael munroe, Magnolia, Delaware.

  • My condolences to the Monroe family. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers for your family. Bob was my supervisor at the gas company and he was one of the best I ever had. We also golfed together many times. Nothing but good memories buddy, RIP.

  • HEAVEN HAS RECEIVED A WONDERFUL PERSON . I HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH BOB AS A VOLUNTEER HERE AT OHIO HEALTH . HE WILL BE MISSED .

  • Margaret,
    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was always one of my favorite
    employees and a real gentleman. He will be sadly missed by all who
    knew him. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

  • MY BROTHER JIM AND I GREW UP WITH THE MONROE KIDS AND THEY WERE ALWAYS A MUCH A NICE FAMILY AND MR. MONROE WOULD ALWAYS MAKE ME LAUGH. I HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF THAT FAMILY AFTER 30 PLUS YEARS. GLAD TO HAVE KNOWN YOU BOB.

  • We love our neighbor Robert but we called him Bob because he was our friend. Bob and Margaret helped everyone and cared about his family and neighbors. Bob will be greatly missed. Our prayers go out to Margie and the entire family. Love and prayers. Eric and Sardia Jordan

  • Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Our prayers and condolences.
    Until we meet again – your fellow brother Veterans
    -American Legion Post #535
    Bellville, Ohio

  • Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Our prayers and condolences.
    Until we meet again – your fellow brother and sister Veterans
    -American Legion Post #535
    Bellville, Ohio