Robert Paul Monroe
July 28, 1934 ‒ November 03, 2016
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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