Robert B. "Bob" Masters

May 28, 1927 - September 27, 2018
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Robert B. “ Bob” Masters, 91 of Bowerston, died Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Community Hospice in New Philadelphia following a lengthy illness.

Born in Bowerston, he was the son of the late Joseph R. and Alice B. Timmerman Masters. He was a graduate of the former Bowerston High School and a veteran having ser…

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Robert B. “ Bob” Masters, 91 of Bowerston, died Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Community Hospice in New Philadelphia following a lengthy illness.

Born in Bowerston, he was the son of the late Joseph R. and Alice B. Timmerman Masters. He was a graduate of the former Bowerston High School and a veteran having served with the US Army Air Corps as a weatherman in Germany during WWII. In his youth, Bob worked as a meat cutter in his family’s grocery, the former Masters’ Market in Bowerston. Bob retired from the US Postal service where he had served as Postmaster of the Bowerston Post Office and was formerly a rural mail carrier. Many children and grandchildren have experienced his “rides” around the inside of the post office in his office chair. Robert was a life time member of the Bowerston First United Methodist Church where his family were founding members. He was also a member of the Bowerston American Legion and, at the age of 26, was the youngest member to serve as Commander. He was a member of Bowerston American Legion Color Guard, “The Legionnaires,” who won two state championships. He was also instrumental in the building of the Bowerston Library where he served on the board for 44 years. He was a volunteer fireman and this past Labor Day, he served as the Parade Grand Marshall of the Bowerston Fireman’s Festival as the oldest volunteer firefighter.

Bob loved life and lived it to the fullest. Some of his loves were little ditties, ballroom dancing, wood carving, ham radio, bird watching, fishing in his pond, his dog Fletcher, a corny joke, deer hunting, planting trees and his family and community.

Surviving is his wife, the former Jeanette E. Settle, whom he married February 26, 1987. Also surviving are a daughter, Ann (James) Kope of Bowerston; a son, Joseph (Ursula) Masters of Pittsburgh; daughters, Cathy (Tamarak) Arebalo of Pickerington and Sommer (Damon) Meager of Sugarcreek; a twin brother, William Masters of Knoxville, Tennessee; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. A brother, three sisters, a grandson and a great-grandson are deceased. A special thank you to his grandson, Austin, who was always willing to help with his grandpa’s care.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 11 AM at the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home in New Philadelphia, Ohio with Rev. Tom Dawson officiating. Burial will be in Longview Cemetery in Bowerston where the Scio American Legion will be conducting military honors. Visitation will be held Monday, October 1, 2018 from 4 to 7 PM in the funeral home. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to either Bowerston First United Methodist Church, 202 Jarvis Street, Bowerston, Ohio 44695; Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663; or Trees for a Change at www.treesforachange.com/products/custom-grove-of-trees.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, October 1, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Time: 11:00 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Longview Cemetery

Address:

, BOWERSTON, OH,

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Born: May 28, 1927
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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Paul Baker posted on 9/30/18

Dear Jeanette and family, My dad and I are so sad to learn of your loss. Both Dad and I have fond memories of Bob. Dad from high school and sports, and myself as a little fellow that always looked forward to going to Master's Market with my grandparents. May God bless you all with many happy memories for years to come. Respectfully, Bert and Paul Baker

 

Jennifer Hurst and John Mumaw posted on 9/30/18

Dear Jeanette and all who loved Bob, John and I are so sorry for your loss. Though I knew him for only a short time, I knew he was a loving, fun man. He was smart enough to love and marry my wonderful friend, you, Jeanette. May he rest in peace and may all those who loved him have peace as well.

 

Jean Weiser posted on 9/30/18

So sorry for your loss Jeanette and Austin and rest of your family. I will forever remember his smiling face in church. Love, Jean Weiser

 

Connie Felgenhauer posted on 9/30/18

Our deepest sympathy to the Family of a Wonderful Man who I've known all my life he was always a Happy go lucky person and knew you anywhere you met him RIP Bob Sincerely Rex and Connie

 

Tanda and Walter Solomon posted on 9/29/18

We are praying for your family. We are friends of Bill.

 

Cindy Leonard posted on 9/29/18

My deepest sympathy on the loss of a wonderful father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was a fun, kind hearted, congenial man. I will always remember his smile and great sense of humor. Rest peacefully in the arms of God, Uncle Bob!

 

Bill Laslo posted on 9/29/18

It’s hard to believe that the last thirty years that I have known Bob have gone by so fast. In that time span, we have fished, hunted, walked all over Harrison County, searched for mushrooms, traveled, went hot air ballooning, laughed and shared many of our life stories together. I must say the best of times were when we would sit on his patio telling each other tall tales. I have shared a lifetime of experiences with Bob and will deeply miss him. The world will not be the same with Bob not in it.

 

William E. Masters posted on 9/29/18

As a twin brother Bob topped the charts, always kind and considerate, always there when I needed him. Always there with wit and humor, always singing some silly ditty just an overall good person. You deserve your rest Bob, see you later on the far shore.

 

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