Robert "Bob" J. Roeder, 64, of Greenwich, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Norwalk, after a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 1, 1943, in New London, son of the late Norbert and Mary (Pheifer) Roeder. Bob was a lifelong resident of the New London area. He was a 1962 graduate of New London High School.
He attended Molar Barber College in Cleveland and cut hair in Lorain and New London for many years. Bob also worked as a correctional officer at Mansfield Correctional Institute.
He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, New London.
He loved the outdoors, fishing, enjoyed planting and landscaping around his home, and feeding and watching birds and wildlife.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Lucal) Roeder, with whom he would have celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary Feb. 14; six children, Steve (Laura) Roeder of New London, Eric (Angie) Roeder of Kansas City, Mo., Anne Roeder of Scottsdale, Ariz., Jeff (Carol) Puder of New London, Bryan (Sheryl) Puder of Wakeman, and Andrea Young of Nova, Ohio; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; six sisters, Martha Ackerman, Shirley Thomas, Becky (Bob) Gainok, all of New London, Joyce Dillinger, Marilyn (Mike) Marshall, both of Sandusky, and Mary Jo Roeder of Upper Sandusky; five brothers, Tom (Nancy) Roeder of Vermilion, Jerry (Linda) Roeder of North Carolina, and John Roeder, Randy Roeder, and Mark (Linda) Roeder, all of New London; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his children, Eric Puder and Karen and Christopher Roeder, both in infancy; his sister, Bernadette Roeder; and his infant brother, Joseph Roeder.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and from 2-4 p.m. and6-8 p.m. Wednesday in Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will follow at Clarskfield Methodist Cemetery.
Memorials if desired, may be given to the Eric Puder Memorial Wrestling Scholarship, in care of New London High School, Athletic Booster Club, 1 Wildcat Drive, New London, OH 44851.
Condolences may be made at eastmanfuneralhome.com.