Robert William Laug

April 18, 1938 ‒ November 01, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Robert William Laug, 77, of Mansfield, died Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

Robert, known to all as “Bob”, was born on April 18, 1938 in Mansfield. He attended St. Peter’s High School and was a long time parish member.

Bob dedicated himself to being a hard worker, having worked decades at Borg Warner, Artesian Industries and Crane Plumbing.  Throughout his life, Bob enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, collecting and shooting guns, boating and fishing.  A unique soul, he was exceedingly generous and always put the needs and wants of others before his own. Having played many roles in the lives of others; son, brother, husband, dad, daddy, grandpa, papa, uncle, and friend, Bob will be greatly missed. And although it hurts to think that he is not here anymore, those who knew Bob cannot help but smile, with tears in their eyes, to think of how they cherished each and every moment with him when he was alive.

In 1971, Bob married Sheralynn “Sherry” Hambly DeMoss, and together they raised two children, Shannon DeMoss of Mansfield and Christina (Laug) Kemp of Columbus.  A loyal family man, Bob was married to Sherry for forty-four years and aside from their two children their family included five grandchildren Shanden, Haydn, Jenise, Keira, and Nicole; two great grandchildren Aiden and Amiyha.

He is also survived by a brother David (Thelma) Laug; sister’s-in-law Patricia Laug, Laura Laug, and Linda Hambly and her family.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by brothers Donald and Charles Laug.

The family will receive friends, Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian burial will be offered Friday, at 11 a.m. in St. Peter’s Catholic Church.  Burial will follow in Little Washington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations to Saint Peter’s Parish may be made through the funeral home.

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  • Heaven received a good man this week. We all have been so blessed to have had Bob part of our lives. He will always be in our memories and in our hearts. Sherry, we love you so much feel so sad for you. Please keep us close to you in the days and years to come. Love ya Sis, Cookie & Dave

  • Sherry, I am so sorry that Bob had to leave and join the Angels in Heaven. I will never forget spending Thanksgiving with him and how much he enjoyed and appreciated the food I brought even the joyful dinner conversation I had with him. My condolences to you, to Shannon and each one of your Grandchildren (they all always have expressed love, kindness & respect for him – to me).