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Robert J. Adams

Robert J. Adams, age 88, long-time resident of Swanton, Ohio, entered into eternal life, Thursday morning, October 6, 2016, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born April 22, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio to Raymond J. and Mabel (Reister) Adams. Bob was a 1946 graduate of Swanton High School, and served in the Korean War as an Army Engineer.

He married his beloved wife, Helen Carroll, in 1952 and together they raised four sons. Bob and Helen were married for 34 years. She preceded him in death in 1987.

On August 26, 1988 he married Leta Herrick. He and his wife, Leta of 28 years, loved traveling cross country in their motor home and creating long lasting friendships with people along the way. His CB call name when traveling was Buckeye Bob.

Bob was a State Farm Insurance agent in Swanton for 36 years and was a member of St. Richard Catholic Parish and the Knights of Columbus. Bob was a community and civic leader, serving on the Swanton School Board and Park & Recreation Board and member of the Swanton Elks Lodge and Swanton Rotary.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Leta; sons, Dr. Bradley (Christie) Adams, Greg (Kerri) Adams and Eric (Sandy) Adams; stepchildren, Sharon Cass, Linda McCabe and Rick Kigar; grandchildren, Autumn (Robert) Lee, Josh (Nicole) Adams, Amber (Brand) Ebner and April Adams, Rachel (Kyle) Haas, Alex, Andrew, Matthew, Brett, Thomas and Ben Adams, Luke and Drew Adams, Angela (Gary) Beegle, Lisa (Scott) Yoder, Ryan (Denise) McCabe, Tami McCabe, Whitney McCabe (Jason), Stephanie (Matt) Carrick and Stephen (Misty) Cass and 20 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Ellen Poca and Doris (John) Beck; brother, Paul Adams, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his first wife, Helen, Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Mabel, and his son, Jeff Adams.

Family and friends may visit Sunday, October 9th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday, October 10th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church in Swanton, where a Mass of Resurrection will begin at 11:00 a.m., with Fr. Adam Hertzfeld presiding and Deacon Jerry Ziemkiewicz assisting. Interment will follow at St. Richard's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Richard Catholic Church, 333 Brookside Dr., Swanton, OH 43558.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Sunday, October 9th from 2 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Mass of Resurrection: Monday, October 10th at 11:00 am at St. Richard Catholic Church

Interment: St. Richard's Cemetery

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Bob was a neighbor & very good friend of our family ( Jack & Dot Rooney) sending much love, sympathy and peace to the family.

Chris (Rooney) Hazelwood Oct 15 2016 12:00 AM

My sincerest sympathy to the family. My prayers are with you in your family.

Bonnie and Ron Holdeman Oct 9 2016 12:00 AM

Please accept our sincere condolences.

Lynda Coffey & David Westmark Oct 9 2016 12:00 AM

Leta - so sorry to read of your husband's passing --- think of you often and of the good times we had --- although I never really knew Bob, I know you loved him and had a good life in the past few years ---- hopefully you are well --- my prayers are with you in your sadness

Laura (Lewis) Peffley Oct 8 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to Bob's family during this sad time. May God Bless Bob's Soul. Good Bless All Of The Adams Family.

Johnny Horn Oct 7 2016 12:00 AM

Goodbye old friend and competitor. God be with you, and Peace be with your family.

LARRY CHAMBERLIN Oct 7 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear this. He was a great Guy and had Great family. Now He is with His lovely Wife that left Us why to early . R I P to Bob.

Robert & Leo Gustwiller Oct 7 2016 12:00 AM

Uncle Bob, one of my dad's very best friends since forever. One of Swanton's best friends also. Hope to see you again. Gonna miss you !

Jim Anderson-Colorado Oct 7 2016 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy and a prayer that our Lord and Savior will fill your days with His peace and bring comfort to your heart.

John W. and Carla Laver Oct 6 2016 12:00 AM

My sincerest sympathy to the family.Buckey Bob departed from us in body.but we are with him in spirit.will join him one day.

Sam Moawad Oct 6 2016 12:00 AM