Robert Edwin Wander

Robert Edwin Wander

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Robert Edwin Wander, 83, of Ontario, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 13, 2017, at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. He was born October 6, 1933, in Mansfield, Ohio, to the late Carl Edwin and Helen (Holtzmiller) Wander.

Robert retired from Sprint in 1994 after 38 years as a telecommunication engineer. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting. He was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes football teams. A quiet man, who was handy at just about everything, he enjoyed taking care of his yard. His love of golden retrievers was returned to him in their devoted companionship.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Estes Wander, whom he married on September 27, 1958; two sons, Gregory R. (Roberta) Wander and Darren A. Wander, both of Mansfield; a grandson, Gabriel Wander of Mansfield; two step grandchildren, Ezra Leyba of Sante Fe, NM and Sarah Leyba of Mansfield. Robert is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Edward J. Wander.

The family wishes to thank Springfield Township Fire Department EMT and Rescue Squad for all their efforts.

Honoring Robert's wishes, there will be no services observed. The Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Richland County or the Richland County Dog Shelter.

Words of comfort may be expressed at www.wappner.com

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