Obituary of Robert M. Van House
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(January 9, 1917 - May 3, 2004)

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    VAN HOUSE, Robert M., 87, of Washington Township, passed away May 3, 2004.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Pearl Van House; sister Hazel and 2 brothers, Weyman and Wendell.  He is survived by his brother, Earl, of Ft. Meyers, Florida; his loving wife of 62 years, Berniece; daughter, Linda Leer and her husband Stuart; sons, Robert L. and his wife Jean, David and his wife Roberta, and Paul and his wife Becky.  Robert is also survived by his grandchildren, Eric, Sharon, Patrick, Angela and Daniel Van House and Christopher Leer. 

    Robert was a research engineer for General Motors for almost 40-years, where he worked on the first anti-lock brake system and pioneered many innovations in automotive chassis technology.  He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy.  Robert loved woodworking, making cross-bows, hunting and fishing.  He was a very devoted family man and will be greatly missed by his family,\.

    Memorial services were held Saturday, May 8, 2004 at Newcomer Farley Funeral home 3940 Kettering Boulevard, Kettering, Ohio.  Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until time of services.  Robert's nephews, Reverend Kendall Cowing, and Dr. Robert W. Van House will be officiating with inurnment at Heritage Hills Memory Gardens.

    A Special thank-you to the staff and aids at Sterling House in Centerville, Dayton Hospice, and special neighbors Barb and Joe Burrill, and Heather and Mike Sabin.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue Dayton, Ohio 45420 or to the Ohio Parkinson Foundation Southwest Region, 325 N. Third Street  Fairborn, Ohio 45324 in memory of Robert.

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Bob (1941)

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Bob and Berniece (1941)

86th Birthday (2003)

Bob and Berniece (2003)


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