Robert Allen Schott, age 53, of Dover, died Thursday morning, October 18, 2012 in Union Hospital at Dover following a lengthy and courageous battle with Muscular Dystrophy.
A son of Mary Bair of Dover and the late Hugh Schott, Bob, as he was known to family and friends was born at Bethesda, Maryland on April 20, 1959.
Bob attended school at Strasburg and ultimately graduated from Coventry High School at Akron. Until his health would no longer allow for him to work, Bob was employed by the former U.S. Ceramic Tile at East Sparta.
An avid golfer, Bob also enjoyed playing baseball and attending tractor and steam show events. For the past year and a half, he has been a resident of Hennis Care Center at Dover and has made and renewed many friendships throughout this time. Many of those individuals always knew they could locate Bob by stopping by the jigsaw puzzle table.
In addition to his mother, Bob is survived by two children, Andrea (Stephen) Valdinger of New Philadelphia and Brandon Schott of New Cumberland and a long-time friend, Vivian Willis of Strasburg.
Two brothers, Lou Schott of Florida and Thomas (Jeasica) Schott of Dover; four sisters, Mary Beth (Dean) Bridenbaugh of Nevada, Claire Hawk of South Carolina, Kimberly (George) Breehl of Texas, and Peggy (Dale) Korns of New Philadelphia as well as numerous nieces and nephews complete the family.
In addition to his father, Bob was preceded in death by a sister, Marty Sallade.
The family will greet guests on Monday, October 22, 2012 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover. Pastor Brian Flood will lead a service celebrating Bob’s life on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 10:30 AM in the Dover funeral center. Burial will follow in the Dover Burial Park.
Following the committal, all are invited to return to the Hospitality Room of the Dover Geib Center where a meal and fellowship will be shared.
Those unable to attend may send the family personal condolences or light a candle in Bob’s memory by visiting his permanent memorial located on the funeral home’s website.
Memorial contributions in Bob’s name may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis Tennessee 38105-3678.
Geib Tuscarawas Valley Crematory at Dover