Robert A. ‘Bob’ Crabill

Robert A. “Bob” Crabill, 95, of Beavercreek, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

He was born July 2, 1918, to the late Clarence A. and Lena M. Bader Crabill in Dayton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary C. Aikman Crabill.

He is survived by his sons, John (Peggy) Crabill and Matt Crabill; and granddaughters, Christine Crabill, Beth Klein and Abby Crabill; and his great-granddog Angel. He was a devoted grandfather. His granddaughters brought him much joy.

A 1936 graduate of Chaminade High School, he served in the United States Army during World War II, including the invasion of North Africa. He retired from DELCO Products, as the materials supervisor in the engineering model shop.

Bob will be missed by the many friends he made over his lifetime, both around Beavercreek and around Indian Lake. He was known as “Grandpa Bob” to many, because of his caring and generous nature which made everyone feel welcome. He was very active and loved fishing and won many state awards. He also loved playing euchre, and spending time with family and friends, and derived much strength and comfort from attending St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Beavercreek, where he was a member since 1957.

A special thanks to Hospice of Dayton staff, the Sterling House and his special aide, “drill Sgt. Courtney Clevinger.”

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tobias Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road. A Mass of Christian Burial is celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Beavercreek. Burial is in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton.

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