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Robert Rimer

February 12, 1942 — July 22, 2018


Robert A. Rimer 76 joined the love of his life, Diann, on Sunday, July 22nd 2018.  Born in Dover, Ohio February 12, 1942, he was the son of Robert and Jayne Rimer.

He was a 1960 graduate of Dover High School and attended Walsh College. He was employed at Snelling Personnel for approximately 27 years, where he started as a counselor and ended as partner in the Canton office. He also was the proud owner of Rimer’s Sport Shoppe in Hartville, Ohio and President/Owner of the J. Brownberry Company for 10 years.

Robert resided in Hartville, Ohio for 29 years until returning to New Philadelphia in 2009 and worked for Dumont Sporting Goods.  He was a member of the New Philadelphia Elks #510, where he made many great friends and was a member of the “Sunday Nooners Club”.

Bob is survived by his three sons, Mark (wife Desirae), Scott (wife Beth) and Todd; seven grandchildren, Alli, Abby, Meghan, Jill, Kate, Jake and Riley; brothers, Dick, Bill (wife Cathy) and David; niece, who was like a daughter, Robin Rimer- Porter; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Diann of 35 years, and his second wife, Susann of 3 years.

Bob never met a person he didn’t care for and found something good in everyone. His smile, laugh, songs and stories told it all.

There will be a family graveside service on August 11th. Following, there will be a Celebration of Bob’s life with friends and family at the Elks Club in New Philadelphia, Ohio, from 1-3 p.m.

The family entrusted Bob’s care with Hecker-Patron Funeral Home, Uniontown, Ohio.

Bob’s final words to all: “Let there be no moaning over the bar when I go out to sea.”

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