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Robert “Bob” N. Converse

January 6, 1926 - June 22, 2022
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Forest Grove Cemetery
8270 Cemetery Pike
Plain City, OH
Tuesday 6/28, 10:00 am

Robert (Bob) Converse, 96, of Plain City, Ohio died June 22, 2022 at Wayne Hospital in Greenville, Ohio. He died of complications from a fall. He was born January 6, 1926 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Harold Smith Converse and Marcella Thayer Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Robin andContinue Reading

Marybeth Dawson left a message on June 28, 2022:
Bob and I are Soulmates and we've already made plans for our next adventure -no plowed fields needed! He's earned his place in history and I'm honored to have been a part of it! Blessings to all who have also been a part of his amazing life!
STEVEN CARPENTER left a message on June 27, 2022:
It is with a profound sense of emptiness, but not sadness, that I write this remembrance of my dear friend Robert N. Converse or “Bob” as he was known to all of us who knew him best. I first met Bob in 1974 after having found an arrowhead on one of my many childhood fishing excursions across Jim Rickard’s field. Everyone I showed the arrowhead to all said, “You need to take that over to Bob Converse, he’ll know what it is!” Well, I did just that and was invited into his home and was soon introduced to a passion and hobby that I’ve participated in for the last 48 years. All thanks to Bob! In a sense, Bob was a storyteller. He told stories about the pre-Columbian history of Ohio. Bob did so through an oral as well as a written tradition. However, Bob’s stories were not based on spiritualism or everchanging fables but science. That science is called archaeology. Over the years Bob gained the respect of thousands of fellow students of Ohio prehistory as well as leading authorities on the subject. Bob believed in archaeology, and he fought for it with vigor. I feel confident he wants that fight for the science to continue. As Bob’s obituary so eloquently describes he was a beloved father, brother, uncle, cousin and fiancée to the love of his life, Elaine Holzapfel. Bob was a Hall of Fame softball pitcher and an accomplished golfer but to most of you who are reading this, he was a friend. Bob and I both shared a passion for golf and enclosing I would like to share the following words. About friendship, the great amateur golfer, Bobby Jones, once said: “Friend... I think when I say, “You are my friend” under these circumstances, I am, at the same time, affirming my affection and regard for you and expressing my complete faith in you and my trust in the sincerity of your friendship.” While I know I share with many people, who affectionately called Bob their friend, the emptiness left by his passing, I also cannot help but feel, as I’m sure many others do, a fulfilling happiness in having had the privilege to call Bob Converse a “Friend.” Stephen Allen Carpenter
Al Cook left a message on June 27, 2022:
I’m so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. He was a good friend to me and I have fond memories of the days that we played fast pitch soft ball for RedRoof Inn. Bob helped us win the league championship in the early 80’s. It was an honor and privilege to see his private collection of American Indian relics. Sincerely, Al and Kathy Cook Dublin Ohio
John Rummel left a message on June 27, 2022:
My condolences to Elaine, Michele, Denise and the rest of Bob's family on such a tremendous loss. I joined the ASO when I was 18 years old, and Bob was one of the first guys I met at a local chapter meeting. He told me to "stop by anytime," and over the years, I considered Plain City a second home. Of the many things I will miss about Bob, I would have to say the hours we would spend in the relic room taking pictures and hearing his stories about his childhood, growing up in Plain City, his children and the old-time artifact collectors will be what I treasure the most. We lost a legend and true friend with Bob's passing.
dick termeer left a message on June 26, 2022:
Bob was always good to me during my four years at Jon Alder as a softball pitcher, he was too good for the league ay Parttime Park
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Michael Miller left a message on June 26, 2022:
- I played fast pitch softball with and against Bob for some 40 years. He was a great pitcher with an unbelievable "Rise Ball" who won many, many games in those years. He was also a truly fine man who was respected and admired by everyone. My sincere condolences to his family.
Jim Stephan and Rose left a message on June 25, 2022:
Our Condolences to Elaine🕊️, Family 🕊️and Friends 🕊️ who had the Honor of knowing Bob❣️ What a Remarkable Man. Forever in Our Hearts 🕊️
Dean Holzapfel left a message on June 24, 2022:
My condolences to Elaine and all of Roberts families. Although I did not know Robert, my roots go back to Greenville, Ohio where my ancestors lived before moving to Canada. Maybe one day our paths will cross as I complete my Holzapfel family history. May God grant you peace and give you comfort during this time of healing. Dean & Cheryl Holzapfel
Rock Brenner left a message on June 24, 2022:
So sorry to hear of Bobbys' passing. Bob played softball with my dad , Norm Brenner, while he was in his playing days along with Gabby Blazer, Ken Stanley, John Westfall and others. I personally don't remember those days myself, but I did get to meet Bob and play several rounds of golf with him and dad in scrambles and other get togethers. He was a great man and good friend to the guys of the North Lewisburg Firemen softball team. Sorry for your loss. Rocky Brenner
Rock Brenner left a message on June 24, 2022:
In memory of Robert “Bob” N. Converse, Rock Brenner lit a candle
Tad Johns left a message on June 24, 2022:
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. A great friend, role model, and mentor. As with my father, men of his generation were wonderful male role models of which we will never see again. You're so right Gay, Connie will be waiting with open arms. God bless them both.
Jay Straley left a message on June 24, 2022:
Prayers for family and friends Amen
Nancy Patricia Anderson left a message on June 24, 2022:
Such sad news , to lose such a gentle intelligent knowledgeable man. Everyone who knew him will feel the loss.Prayers for Elaine.
Mark morrison left a message on June 24, 2022:
I met bob 37 years ago after I found my first Indian artifact.thought his books and knowledge of artifacts I leaned a great deal to fuel my interest in the hobby. He was a very special man and will surely be missed by me and many others. Thank you bob converse for all you did for us all.
Gay Minthorn Harper left a message on June 23, 2022:
My heart is broken. I have no words. I know Connie was waiting with open arms. Rest In Peace with her now.
Donna Kay Troyer left a message on June 23, 2022:
This man would come in and lunch with his friend at the V.F.W. in Plain City when it was open. He was nice to talk to and he would have a get together in the backroom of the V.F.W. once a year with his friends and I believe it was about the arrow heads he and the other people had found. Very Very nice person. Prayers for all his family and friends.
Donna Kay Troyer left a message on June 23, 2022:
This man would come in and lunch with his friend at the V.F.W. in Plain City when it was open. He was nice to talk to and he would have a get together in the backroom of the V.F.W. once a year with his friends and I believe it was about the arrow heads he and the other people had found. Very Very nice person. Prayers for all his family and friends.
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