Robert Paul Ney of Bellaire, Ohio passed away peacefully Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Liza’s place surrounded by his loving children and son-in-law.
His wife of 76 years, Dorothy passed away in January of 2020. On Saturday she reached out her hand and said “Bob, come home with me.”
Bob was a humble man with great faith in God, super love for his entire family, and never uttered unkind thoughts toward people. He always looked for the positive and the best.
He was a worker starting at 12 as a paperboy, then a “soda jerk” at Isaly’s in Bellaire, the Capitol Theater in Bellaire as an usher, and his grandfather Henderson’s Studio of Photography.
He loved his family, his brother’s and sister. They always were close. He adored and respected his Mother.
Bob was a 1941 graduate of Bellaire High School, where he and his wife, Dorothy were high school sweethearts and cheerleaders together.
He served his country in World War II in his beloved Navy. When he went off to war, he and Dorothy were married in Chicago. After the war they settled in Bellaire and raised two children, They were amazing parents. Bob was blessed with many grandchildren, great grandkids and great great grandkids! He enjoyed and loved them all.
Bob worked 36 years and loved WTRF TV and all his co-workers. He also traveled with the Wheeling Ironman as a photographer.
He and Dorothy retired and enjoyed family, travel, their many friends, campaigns, and meeting a couple of Presidents!
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Lee Ney, and Mildred Mae Henderson Ricer, stepfather Charles Ricer, his siblings William (Gladys) Ney, Emma Lou (John) Palavido, Charles Ney. His wife Dorothy Helene (McCloud) Ney.
Bob is survived by his daughter, Emmy Lou (Rick) Charlton of Bethlehem, his son, Robert Ney, Jr. and sister-in-law, Evelyn McCloud. Also seven grandchildren, Lori (David) Zombek, Staci (Adam) Stewart, Richard (Tara) Charlton, II, Tommy (Whitney) Charlton, Tiffany (John) Contreras, Robert Ney, II, Kayla (Adam) Kidd, fourteen great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
His family and friends are blessed and fortunate to have had him for 99 years and 3 months.
“Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch.”
May his memory be for a blessing.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio on Wednesday from 4 to 8 pm. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 am at the St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire with Fr. Daniel Heusel as Celebrant.
Interment in the Holly Memorial Gardens in Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place, or the St. John Catholic Church by going to TMCFunding.com.