Bob Calkins, 76

Bob Calkins, 76, of Mentor, Ohio, passed away June 20, 2014, at his residence in the presence of his family. He was born June 24, 1937, in Wayland.
He retired from General Electric after 38 years. Prior to GE he worked for Alflen Brothers in Wayland. He received his Bachelor Degree in accounting from Western Michigan University and graduated from Wayland High School. He enjoyed square dancing, camping (Camping Cousins) and traveling.
Survivors include his wife Judy of 53 years; five children; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Shirley (Tom) Glasscott and JoAnn (Dick) Swope.
He was preceded in death by his parents Elton and Winona Calkins.
A celebration of life was June 24 at Faith Community Church, Mentor, Ohio.  Interment will be in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chesterland, Ohio.
Contributions may be made to Kalamazoo Youth for Christ, in memory of Bob Calkins, 122 West Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001.
Arrangements were provided by Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Mentor, Ohio.
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