Robert W. “Bob” Mabee

May 07, 1957 ‒ August 06, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Robert W. “Bob” Mabee passed away Saturday morning, August 6, 2016 in his home. He was 59.

Born on May 7, 1957, his parents were Robert & Charlotte (Purdy) Mabee. He graduated from Malabar High School with the class of 1974.

In spare time, Bob took pleasure in fishing. He would catch whatever would bite. He even had a place by the lake that he would go to every now and then to fish. Bob was also very involved with restoring cars, especially Volvos. He also enjoyed skiing and water skiing and was known as a very good swimmer in high school.

He is survived by his mother Charlotte (Purdy) Mabee; fiancée Becky Williams and her children; brother Bruce & Julianna Mabee, sister Pamela & Bernard Car as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Bob was preceded in death by his father Robert E. Mabee as well as his grandparents.

The Mabee family will receive friends Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home with a funeral service honoring Bob’s life beginning immediately at 1 p.m. The Rev. David Sipes will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Contributions in Bob’s memory to Mt. Carmel Hospice may be made at the funeral home.

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  • Becky,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.
    I love you,
    Carol Melia

  • We are thinking today of the wonderful memories you and Bob made that will sustain you through this difficult time. He will be smiling at you from those memories when your heart is ready to open to them. He will be with you when you walk the dogs or take them to the park, he will be with you when you eat that special dinner and he will be with you as you dream your dreams. To you and Bob’s family we extend our heartfelt sympathy and pray that better days are ahead.
    Bob & Darlene

  • What such a great man, I worked with him at Tappen , and at Cyt , So sorry for your lost Cheryl.

  • My deepest condolences to family and friends.

    Bob: I lost my best fishing partner. I will truly miss the easy days on the lake, where we lied to one another about who caught the biggest and the most. I will miss the spirited euchere games. You made me laugh with your quirky sense of humor. You were always there to lend a hand with anything to fix something I didn’t understand, which was most everything. I will always feel your spirit when I am out on the lake fishing. Thanks for all the memories. God Bless.

  • Im so sorry to hear about this mom. I never really got the chace to know Bob like I wanted to but am sure he was a wonderful man.

  • Char, Bruce and Pam,
    It is with tears in my eyes but wonderful memories in my mind that I write this note to you. You were my second family as I navigated my teen years with you during my many, many years of babysitting. I remember many walks down Coleman Ave. pushing Bob ( young Bob) in the stroller. I fondly remember trips to the lake and watching Bob play in the water and dig in the sand with Bruce. I remember watching Bob become the teen that I was when I started my journey with you. I remember witnessing via pictures and stories as he grew to adulthood. My heart goes out to you three as I’m sure you are also remembering big Bob ( as Char often says) during this difficult time.
    With love to all,
    Mary Ellen