As that not all of you may know, we’ve had a death among the District Emergency Coordinators this past weekend.
We lost Bob Rhoades, KC8WHK due to a traffic accident. Bob has been the DEC for District 3 for many years.
We will miss him greatly for sure.
Here is Bob’s obituary.
Robert E. "Bob" Rhoades, age 71, of Piqua, Ohio, and formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 3:47 PM in Darke County, Ohio, due to an automobile accident. He was born on February 3, 1945 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Eugene Franklin Rhoades and Clara Florence & Robert (Mannix) Stauffer.
Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Margaret "Peggy" (Sedam) Rhoades whom he married on February 6, 1971; sons, Rob & Jeff Mullins of Dallas, TX, and Chris Rhoades of Greenville; sisters and brother in law, Sandra Hoying of Greenville and Debbie & Steve Brandt of Greenville; brother and sister in law, Tom & Angela Stauffer of Oldsmar, FL; brothers in law and sisters in law, Carol & Mike Gray of Houston, Ohio, Kay & George O'Neill of Hollywood, FL, and Rick & Karen Sedam of Piqua, OH; special friends, Corbin & Skylan Robison; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his father and mother in law, George & Joan Sedam.
Bob was a firefighter retiring from the Greenville Fire Department. He also was a former employee with the Ohio Department of Health working within the Hazmat Department. He was an amateur hand radio operator and loved all aspects of trains. He attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville and St. Boniface Catholic Church in Piqua.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 310 S. Downing St., Piqua, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Tom Bolte celebrant. Burial will follow in the Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Monday, November 28, 2016 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to National Fallen Firefighter Association at www.firehero.org. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com
Please keep Bob’s family in your hearts and prayers this Thanksgiving