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Robert "Bob" Sink

September 24, 1922 ~ January 27, 2018 (age 95)
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The following is from the hand of Robert “Bob” Sink:

Celebrate with me for mine has been a wonderful journey and I’m sure the best is yet to come.

My journey started on September 24, 1922 in Greenville, Ohio with loving parents (Russell and Barbara). While in high school there I met Marjorie M. Pequignot who would later, on September 23, 1944, become my terrific wife.  This relationship was blessed with a daughter, Marcia (Bruce) Burttram, and two grandchildren, Cynthia and Alex Littleton who were the loves of our lives.

I was fortunate to have a 33-year work experience at B. F. Goodrich in Troy, which was both interesting and challenging, but was also frustrating at times.

I enjoyed 30 years of retirement and pursued talents, which I did not have time to develop, while I was working.

This journey was threatened by illness/surgeries four times (in the ‘90’s), but due to the grace of God, the talents of several doctors, and the prayers of many people, including the school children at St. Patrick Catholic School, a continuation was granted.

I regret I was unable to adequately thank many of the relatives, friends, neighbors, and fellow workers who have passed on, for their part in making this life so enjoyable.

For those who are reading this, please accept my thanks and appreciation for the help, friendship and affection you have provided, to make this a wonderful experience.

Now is the time to move on, so please don’t grieve for me. Thank God that this life was so blessed and hopefully the transition will be as enjoyable as the previous years.

And now for the rest of the story:

Bob and Marge enjoyed wintering for 23 years on Sanibel Island, Florida, where they developed skills working with shells and sailors valentines.

Bob was a perfectionist working with wood that included furniture, inlay and sculptures.  He amazed everyone when he made all the furniture for a doll house for his granddaughter.  Cynthia enjoyed this great gift until her death in March 2012.

Bob developed his talent working with colored glass in the forms of coasters, sun catchers, windows, table tops and lampshades.

In his later years, Bob and Marge moved from Troy to Randall Residence in Tipp City where he departed this life on January 27, 2018.  A funeral mass and burial will follow at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to be made to Heartland Hospice, 580 Park Drive, Suite 320, Dayton, OH 45410, St. Vincent de Paul Dayton, 124 West Apple Street, Dayton, OH 45402 or St. Patrick’s Soup Kitchen, 419 East Main Street, Troy, OH 45373.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.bairdfuneralhome.com.

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