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A modest, courageous, good-hearted, and dry-witted man of integrity died December 18, 2018. Bob was born March 9, 1939 in Uniontown, PA to Evelyn Foor, who died when Bob was just a few months old.
Bob served his country in the US Army with tours in Korea and Ft. Sill, Oklahoma with the 546th Military Police Co. After his service he joined the Akron Police Department, retiring in 1988 from the detective bureau. Bob participated in the Ohio Law Enforcement Olympics since 1984 and won a Gold Medal in 1984, and a Silver Medal in 1986 in golf. One of the founders of the J.A.M.I.T. Open, he participated in this prestigious event in 1987. He and partner, JJ Williams, finished first with a combined score of 75. Bob enjoyed playing golf, shooting pool with his buddy John, and listening to Jazz, Sinatra and Basie.
Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife of 40 years, Josephine, in 2006; adoptive parents, Albert and Georgia Fuller; sisters, Bernice Edwards (nee Fuller), Shirley Hotchkiss (nee Foor); brother, Boyd Foor; brothers-in-law, Martin Edwards, Charles Austin Kern; nephew, Charles Allen Kern; and his loving pets, Jamie and Tova.
Bob is survived by his wife, Lucilla Ledbetter-Fuller, who brought so much joy to his life; daughter, Kris (Tim) Monroe; step-daughters, Ashlie (Patrick) Lowther and Lisa (David) Ricci; grandchildren, Benjamin Monroe, Sarah (Jim) Cosgrove, Maxwell, Benjamin, Isabelle, and Samuel Lowther, Maddy, and Jack Ricci; sister, Rella Kern (nee Fuller); brother Donald Prough (Foor); as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
We are grateful to everyone for the kind words and never-ending support during this very difficult time. We will miss the twinkle in his eyes when he was being mischievous, his steady hand when guiding us to do right, his ability to quiet our souls, and his strength and unconditional love and support.
The saddest word mankind knows will always be “goodbye.”
Though He brings grief, He will show compassion, so great is His unfailing love.
At Bob’s request, there will be no services. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held from 2 to 4 P.M. on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at FOP Lodge #7, 2610 Ley Drive, Akron, Ohio 44319. Entombment will be at Mary Queen of Peace Cemetery in Erie, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name to the Humane Society of Summit County, 7996 Darrow Rd., Twinsburg, Ohio 44087 or Akron General Foundation, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, 1 Akron General Ave., Akron, Ohio 44307-2432 for the Hospice Care Center. To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at www.schermesserfh.com.
Humane Society of Summit County
7996 Darrow Rd, Twinsburg OH 44087