Robert E. "Bob" Putt

October 2, 1936 ~ October 28, 2022 (age 86)


Bob Putt, 86, passed away on October 28, 2022.  He was born October 2, 1936, in Akron to the late Kenneth and Hazel (Bindel) Putt.


Bob graduated from Kenmore High School in 1954.  Bob started his career at age 18 at BF Goodrich as a draftsman.  He then began working at The Ohio Brass Co. in 1955. He served in the Army National Guard from 1961-1964.  He worked his way through college and earned an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Akron in 1968.  He represented the university as part of an Ohio trade mission with Governor James Rhodes to South America in 1967.  His donated slide rules are part of a display in the Auburn Science and Engineering Center at the University of Akron.  Bob retired from Ohio Brass (now part of Hubble Power Systems) after 44 years of service. 


Bob is a long-standing member of Manchester United Methodist Church where he filled many roles including choir director, adult Sunday school teacher, trustee, and treasurer.  He was also treasurer and volunteer for many years for Green Good Neighbors. 


Bob was hardworking, fun-loving, and quickly befriended everyone he encountered. He built the family home in 1962 and maintained most items in the house and yard himself his entire life.  He enjoyed traveling with family and friends including many boat trips to the Muskoka’s in Canada.  He showed tremendous love and strength in caring for Audrey full-time after her dementia diagnosis.


Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his son, Jonathan.  He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Audrey Putt; daughters, Jenny (Charles) Smith and Julie Mihuc (Ian Hall); grandchildren, Michael, Nick, and Lauren Smith, and Max Mihuc; twin brother, Richard (Shirley) and brother, James Putt; sister, Diane (Don) Conrad; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.


A memorial service will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at the Manchester United Methodist Church, 5625 Manchester Road, Akron, Ohio 44319.  Family and friends may call on Friday, November 18 from 3 to 7 P.M. at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, Ohio 44319.  Inurnment will take place at Manchester Cemetery.  For those desiring, memorial contributions can be made in Bob’s name to the church; Green Good Neighbors, P.O. Box 155, Green, Ohio 44232; or by making a contribution to a scholarship fund in memory of Bob’s son, Jon Putt with a check payable to Manchester Local Schools with the class of ’89 in the memo line.  Checks can be mailed to Todd and Stacie Lindemann, 6377 Manchester Rd. New Franklin, Ohio 44216. To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at


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Memorial Contributions:

Green Good Neighbors
P.O. Box 155
Green, Ohio 44232   

A scholarship fund in memory of Jon Putt

Manchester Local Schools
c/o Todd and Stacie Lindemann
6377 Manchester Road   
New Franklin, Ohio 44216
class of ’89 in the memo line   




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November 18, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Memorial Service
November 19, 2022

10:00 AM
Manchester United Methodist Church
5625 Manchester Road
Akron, Oh 44319

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