MOUNT VERNON — Robert S. “Bob” Eberhardt, 85, of 11195 Pineview Lane, Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
Bob was born Nov. 12, 1925, in Hamestown, Ohio, to Leo and Lucy (Young) Eberhardt, and attended Hamestown High School. Bob served with the U.S. Navy aboard submarines during World War II. He retired after 27 years’ service as a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Howard and Mount Vernon. Prior to his service with the postal service, Bob and his wife, Dory, owned the Howard Hardware and then the Howard Grocery Store in the 1960s.
Bob loved to fish at Lake Erie on his Lyman boat as well as golfing, gardening, canning, cooking, crossword puzzles and solitaire on the computer. He had a sense of humor and an orneriness for which people will always remember Bob.
He was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church, Ohio Lodge 199 F&AM in Bladensburg, Valley of Columbus Scottish Rite, Cam Ram Grotto in Mount Vernon, Knox Chapter 236 Order of Eastern Star, American Legion and Colonial City Moose Lodge 2555 in Mount Vernon, and the Submarine Veterans of World War II.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Dolores “Dory” Eberhardt; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and John Blubaugh of Howard; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; his sister, Miriam Crow of Danville; and several nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Eberhardt; brothers, Dave Eberhardt and Gene Eberhardt; and sisters, June Myer and Harriet Volkmor.
Masonic memorial service followed by a funeral service will be Saturday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon. Entombment, with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Saturday at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until time of the service at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
To send a private condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored, to have been chosen, to serve the family of Robert S. Eberhardt.