Robert L. Michael, 83 years, of Bryan passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 at his residence. Robert was born July 15, 1932 in Van Wert, Ohio, son of the late George H. and Pauline B. (Moore) Michael. He was a 1950 graduate of Bryan High School. Robert served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War era. He married Eva A. Ledyard on August 4, 1951 in Bryan, Ohio and she preceded him in death on May 28, 2014.
Robert was a Tool and Die Maker and a Tool Room Supervisor for ARO Corp. for 45 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Bryan Church of the Nazarene, the Arabian Horse Association, as well as the Bryan American Legion Post 284. Robert was a High School basketball, baseball, and football referee. He umpired in the 1978 state boys baseball tournament and refereed in the 1979 girl state basketball tournament.
Surviving is his son, Steven (Karen) Michael of Frederick, Maryland; three grandchildren, Brett Michael of Bryan, Ohio, Seth (Hannah) Michael of Abilene, Texas, and Jaclyn Michael of Ashburn, Virginia; one brother, Ronald Michael of Florida; two sisters, Phyllis (Ned) Drake of Clearwater, Florida, and Sheila Grundish of Edgerton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Cindy Michael, and brother-in-law, Robert Grundish.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Bryan Church of the Nazarene, 312 Townline Road, Bryan, Ohio 43506, Community Health Professionals Hospice, 127 Blakeslee Avenue, Bryan, Ohio 43506, or Visiting Angels, P.O. Box 896, Edgerton, Ohio 43517.
Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com