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Robert (Bob) G. Nemer

Born: Sat., Nov. 8, 1930
Died: Sun., Apr. 11, 2021


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Robert G. ("Bob") Nemer went home to be with his parents, George and Blanche (Née Khoury) Nemer, many extended family members and cherished friends early in the morning on Sunday, April, 11, 2021. 

Bob was born in Akron on November 8, 1930 and was a lifelong resident of the Akron area. He was a proud graduate of both the University of Akron (BS - Business) and Kent State University (MBA and M.Ed.). He often talked with fond memories of his time at UA as a letterman catcher for the baseball team and member of the "Lone Star" Fraternity. Following his graduation, he served in the US Army at Fort Benning, Georgia. 

Bob's career was long and full, but our dad preferred brevity and was typically "in a big hurry" either confirming plans for church, taking you to dinner or just making his next phone call (he loved his phone). So in deference to his style - we will be brief! Bob started as a teacher and coach in the Tallmadge School District, sold real estate, worked for Goodyear and then Firestone, and ultimately retired from Society Bank (NKA - KeyBank) in 1998, to enjoy life and travel with his beloved wife of 60 years, Marion (Née Alexander) Nemer. 

Bob is survived by Marion and their 4 children and in-laws, 6 grandchildren and many loved ones, including his first cousins and their families, Marion’s family, in particular her sisters who were sisters to him, and many nieces and nephews. He also left numerous dear friends and wonderful neighbors. 

It was always clear that family came first to dad. We (his children and grandkids) actually regarded him as our part-time "Public Relations Specialist" (So if you knew Bob, you already know a lot more than we will print here). His immediate family: daughter Judy (John) Seabolt, of Cuyahoga Falls, and their children JR and Jacob; daughter Jacqueline Nemer and Brad VanAlstyne, of San Francisco, CA, and their children, Nevan and Jackson; son RJ and Laura (née Bancroft) Nemer of Hudson, and their children Grace and Clark, and son David Nemer of Stow. 

Bob had a way with handling... well.... basically, everything. And he wasn’t quiet about that. He was especially good with words, and often wrote little limericks and “secret anagrams” for his kids on their Christmas gifts (A most common one was “From TMWPTB” meaning “The Man Who Pays The Bills).

While we could never do justice for all that he meant to us, and what we feel he meant to many, here is the best attempt to capture Bob in a format he would have liked...

HI. I’M BOB NEMER.

He had no desire, want or need to prove he was the biggest winner,

In fact, you were more likely to find him in a casual shirt at a local spaghetti dinner;

 

Golf, the “Akron Y,” liar’s poker, and handball were only a few passions of his life,

But nothing captured Bob’s heart even close to the love of Marion, his wife;

 

His four children - he was always incredibly generous, tough, honest and kind,

It is so easy for us to know he did everything with “the kids” top of his mind;

 

Grandkids came along, and suddenly Bob’s “old rules” he didn’t keep,

Instead of worrying about a bargain, his new mantra - “don’t be so damn cheap!”

 

His last few years spent struggling to walk but his mind still the sharpest knife,

As we recall memories now, we have learned he left us with some lessons on the meaning of life -

 

Love your family, don’t stay angry and say what you really mean,

Stay humble, go to church and keep your garage and car clean;

 

Say the rosary, support charity and always try to give someone a smile,

Don’t look for shortcuts, worship God, and absolutely walk the extra mile;

 

Work hard, save your money and never forget a single friend,

We only live this life once, so stay grounded and authentic until the very end.

 

No calling hours. Private family services.

Donations may be made in Bob's name to:

Our Lady of Cedars Maronite Church (507 S Cleveland Massillon Rd  Fairlawn,OH 44333) OR  Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (1905 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223)

A very special and heartfelt "thank you" to the entire staff at Hudson Grande Senior Living for making Bob's last years enjoyable, safe and special. Bob loved all of you!

 

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Hennessy Funeral Home Inc.
   Posted Thu April 15, 2021
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

We offer our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

Judith Ann Nicolosi
   Posted Thu April 15, 2021
Dear Marion, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, Bob. I have special memories of Bob and you at the Sheraton listening to Gene's music on Friday nights.
May Our Lord comfort you and bring you peace.

You are in my prayers, Judy (Park) Nicolosi

Michael Mackin
   Posted Thu April 15, 2021
Prayers to Marion, Bob’s children and grandchildren......Mr. Nemer was a true one of a kind.....I learned as a young man if he was busting your chops, that meant he cared greatly for you, because if he didn’t like you he wouldn’t bother you.... I can say he busted my chops lots...My wife and Sue truly enjoyed the dinners we had with Bob and Marion and it was always a fight to try and pay the bill.RIP Bob you were a very special man...

RONALD G GALIP
   Posted Fri April 16, 2021
"Cousin" Bob was an absolute joy to be with and not just because he was accompanied by Marian. His sense of humor always brightened any gathering. He was a loving husband, proud of his children and devoted to his Maronite faith. He will be missed by his Youngstown family.

Donna (George) Nattans
   Posted Wed April 21, 2021
My deepest condolences to Marion and family. I have fond memories of you all. Babysitting your children was one of my first “jobs” and it was always a pleasure. May God bless you with His peace and love.

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