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Robert "Bob" Sturgis

March 1, 1938 ~ May 1, 2020 (age 82)

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Robert “Bob” Sturgis, age 82, of Wickliffe, passed away May 1, 2020. He was born on March 1, 1938 in Carmichaels, PA to the late Thomas and Catherine (nee Fox) Sturgis.

Bob was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was employed by the General Motors Co. and worked at the Fisher Body Plant for 30 years, retiring in 1994. Bob enjoyed gardening, loved Nascar races, going to classic car shows, but most of all, he loved being involved with his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities. Bob will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Bob was the beloved husband of Louise M. (nee Shellhammer) Sturgis; dearest father of Rayna Bakker, Diane (Roy) Weir and Carol (Nick) Chase; dearest father-in-law of Algis “Al” Zyle; devoted grandfather of Tracy (Jeff) Hilliard, Bill Bakker, Jr. (Stephen),  Brianne (Zack) Aldrich, Charles (Kate) Chase, Kristy (Keith) Mayer, Regina Zyle, Matthew Zyle and great grandfather of Lyndsey and Cameryn Hilliard, Bryce Aldrich, Jackson and Hunter Chase and Kacey, Lukas and Korey Mayer; dear brother of Charles “Tim” (Ruby) Sturgis, Ann Clark and Sally Harasty.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Eleanor (nee Wardeiner) Sturgis; daughter Ellen Zyle; son-in-law William Bakker; brother Harold Lee Sturgis and sister Fran Fashing;

Private Family Services will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. with a Live Stream service available (Link Available on Funeral Home Website Obituary Page). A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery in Mayfield Hts.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to a charity of your choice.


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Private Interment

Knollwood Cemetery
1678 SOM Center Road
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

Private Services

Orlando-Donsante-Previte Funeral Home
29550 Euclid Ave.
Wickliffe, OH 44092

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