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Robert "Bob" L Sommers

June 15, 1948 ~ September 6, 2021 (age 73)

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SALEM - Robert “Bob” L. Sommers, 73, died Monday, September 6, 2021, at the Salem Regional Medical Center.  He was born on June 15, 1948, in Salem, OH the son of the late Eugene and Josephine (Zines) Sommers.

Robert was a 1966 graduate of Salem High School, then served in the United State Air Force.  He worked as the enamel room supervisor at Eljer MFG and was a member of AMVETS Post 45.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Ardyth (Berquist) Sommers whom he married June 20, 1981; son, Chris (Jen) Sommers of Salem; adopted sons, John (Malinda) Shean and Travis (Renee) Barnes; sister, Joanne Hutter of Salem; brother, Gene Sommers of Salem; grandchildren, Bryce, Dakotah, and Keegan Sommers, Nora and Claire Shean.

Besides his parents Robert was preceded in death by a son, Derek Sommers and a brother, Gary Sommers

Calling hours will be held Friday, September 10th, 2021, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Stark Memorial Funeral Home.  His family requests visitors please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 11th, 2021, at Stark Memorial Funeral Home, with Pastor Alan Smearsoll officiating.  The Salem Honor guard will provide Military Honors at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Hope Cemetery in Salem.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Salem High School Golf Team, 1200 E 6th St., Salem, Ohio or Ronald McDonald House, 706 Grove Rd. Greenville, SC 29605.

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Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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September 10, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Stark Memorial
1014 East State Street
Salem, OH 44460

Funeral Service
September 11, 2021

10:00 AM
Stark Memorial
1014 East State Street
Salem, OH 44460


Hope Cemetery
1015 North Lincoln Avenue
Salem, OH 44460

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