Robert “Bob” Earl Christopher, age 78, passed away on December 27, 2020. Born on October 7, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio, Bob spent most of his life in central Ohio, graduating from West High School and later from The Ohio State University. He retired from Nationwide Insurance with over 35 years of service working for many years as a Systems Program Analyst.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Yvonne (Raymond) Puccetti and his father Wilton “Bud” (Isabelle) Christopher. He is survived by his wife, Della Christopher, married 28 years; daughters, Roberta “Rob” Christopher, Deb Christopher, and Cindy (Clay) Kinnard and granddaughters Camryn and Kaelyn Kinnard; step-daughters, Deanna Golden-Kreutz (Jeff Kreutz) and Teressa (Chris) Lewis and grandchildren, Darryl Kreutz (Zak) Dunham, Jarred Kreutz, Anna Lewis and Timothy Lewis; and brother, Richard “Dick” (Cathy) Christopher; cherished nieces and nephews; and many good friends.
Bob and Della travelled frequently, visiting many destinations around the world including Canada, England, Italy, Sicily, Belgium, Holland, Hawaii and Alaska. A quintessential grandfather, Bob always looked forward to travelling to California to spend time with his granddaughters and attended many grandkid’s school functions (sporting competitions, scouting events, choir concerts and graduations). He attended Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Columbus.
An avid sportsman and fan, Bob bowled the perfect “300” game during league competition and won multiple golf league championships (Pine Hill Golf Course) including a state (Ohio) championship in doubles golf held at Deerfield Golf Course. Together, Bob and Della, played golfed regularly with family and friends, around Ohio, and even played a round of golf in all 50 states of the U.S. Bob was a proud and loyal fan of the Cleveland Browns, Columbus Blue Jackets and The Ohio State Buckeyes. He attended many athletic events on OSU’s campus most often ice hockey, men’s and women’s volleyball and basketball as well as Blue Jackets’ games.
Bob is remembered as a “good guy” and “great friend” by many and, to some, a “hero.” Forever, in our hearts, he will be loved and missed. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Bob’s memory may be made to the American Kidney Foundation at www.kidneyfund.org. Please share memories and/or condolences.
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