William Robert “Bob” Orr, East Palestine, Ohio Obituary
EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – On Friday, June 10, 2022, at age 86, William Robert “Bob” Orr joined his beloved wife, Mary Kathryn Orr, who predeceased him on January 6, 2020 in a heavenly rest.
Bob proudly served his country rising to the rank of Sergeant in the US Marine Corps from October 10, 1955 to October 9, 1961.
Bob could repair a military tank, rebuild an engine, design, build, wire and plumb a house, make furniture and replicate wooden items, repair a television, restore a Whizzer and be a loving husband and grandfather and a father of six children. He liked to go for walks and visit his family and friends. Bob loved to eat ice cream and chocolate. He was known as “the candy man”, as he frequently handed out chocolate to staff and other residents.
Bob resided in Whispering Pines Village in Columbiana, Ohio and is grateful for the loving care he received there.
Bob survived Covid and Covid pneumonia and had an ongoing struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He died at Covington Skilled Nursing in eastern Palestine in the care of staff and Hospice of the Valley after suffering a bad stroke.
Bob was buried with full military honors at Firestone Cemetery in Columbiana. Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home arranged the memorial service and coordinated the honor guard and interment. OT Beight and Sons provided the headstone. Flowers for the family arranged by Sitler’s Florist.
Bob leaves behind his six children, Elizabeth Orr Aranda (Daniel), Robert Orr, John Orr, Bryan Hardesty (Riley), Jill Hardesty Montemagno (Tom) and Mark Hardesty (Melissa) and his grandchildren, Daniel and David Aranda, Mitchell and Katie Hardesty, Michael Hardesty, Kaitlyn Montemagno, Arwyn Orr and Ashley Orr Catello and family and friends in and around his beloved hometown of Columbiana, Ohio and Sevierville, Tennessee.
Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV):
“…. Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is an offensive way in me and lead me in the eternal way.
Psalm 91:14-16 (NIV)
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he recognizes my name. He will invoke me and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him, with long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.
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A television tribute will air Monday, June 13 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV, and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.