Robert E. Connor

September 7, 1928 - May 16, 2016

09/07/1928 - 05/16/2016

Past Services

Monday May 23, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Monday May 23, 2016
7:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

Robert E. Connor, 87 of Bellaire, Ohio formerly of Shadyside, Ohio died Monday, May 16, 2016 at the Country Club Retirement Campus.

He was born September 7, 1928 in Wheeling, West Virginia the son of the late Foy B. and Beulah Belle Gregg Connor.

Bob was a retired electronic technician for the former Reichart’s Furniture Stores and an employee of the Bridgeport Library. He was a US Army Air Corp veteran of World War II serving with the Eighth Army Air Corp in the European Theater and a member of the DAV Post 117 Lifetime and the American Legion Post 521.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dollie J. Whitlatch Connor on December 26, 2012.

Surviving are his children, Robert “Doug” (Kim) Connors of Bellaire, Ohio, Teresa Bailey of Cambridge, Ohio and Pamela Ortiz of New York. Also six grandchildren, Brandi (Brandon Howell), Megan, Carma, Misty, Amber and Josh and several great grandchildren including Branson.

Memorial gathering to celebrate Bob’s life will be held on Monday at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio from 5 pm until time of services at 7 pm with Pastor Bobby Ellsworth officiating.

Belmont County Council of the American Legion will conduct services Monday at 6:45 pm.

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Michelle (Myers) Ritz
7 years ago

Very fond memories with my uncle Robert he would tell me stories about him and my dad…miss him dearly …hadn’t seen him for a few years since I moved to Columbus we lost touch …love hugs and prayers to the family

Sandy and Norm Greenwood
7 years ago

We are so sorry for the loss of Bob. We knew him for several years and always appreciated his friendship. May God give you the strength and peace to continue living your lives He will be missed.

Idora and Major Kimbro
7 years ago

Dear Doug, Kim, Brandi, Megan and Brandon,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Mr. Connors was a very fun and enjoyable person. He always had a good conversation to discuss. He was a good friend of my father’s and I grew to know him well,also. May God grant you peace and strength as you face the days ahead. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

Jerry Genther, Commander DAV Post #117, Bellaire, Ohio
7 years ago

Wishing the family of Robert E. Connor peace at this time of loss and sorrow. We want to
thank him for his service to his country, and the sacrifice he made. He will be missed as one of our cherished members. With Deepest Sympathy, Jerry Genther, Commander.

Cheryl J Skinner, Patriot Guard
7 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Robert E. Connor, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Air Corps WW II Veteran, Robert E. Connor, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †