Robert Whaley

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May 26, 1925 - April 25, 2016

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 11 a.m. at Pioneer Cemetery


Pioneer Cemetery


Bob (Robert) Dean Whaley, age 90, of Columbus, Ohio passed away peacefully, April 25, 2016. Bob was born on May 26, 1925 in Columbus, Ohio to Albert and Edith (Carsner) Whaley. Bob served in the U.S. Army during WW2 as a medical Airman in England and France. He was a successful Businessman in Clintonville for many years as the owner of Clinton Hardware and Clinton Lock Service. Bob was preceeded in death by his wife Jerrie (Jeralyn) and his son Bobby (Robert) Whaley. Bob is survived by his 4 daughters; Sandy Bruns, Michele (Steven) Whaley, Kriss Rogers and Mary Whaley all of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren, Sarah Reid, Alex Kolodzik, Kristen Kusumi, Michaela Oza and Tara Wilcox; 4 great-granddaughters, as well as a large extended family of nieces, nephews and relatives. Graveside service will be 11 a.m.Thursday May 5th at Pioneer Cemetery in Westerville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Honor Flight Columbus. Condolences may be made to the family at


Jan Bryant - May 4, 2016

Mickey and Sisters as well as Mollie, I was so sad to hear of the loss of Max. He was such a big part of my teen years. I am so sorry for your loss. He raised some beautiful Whaley girls and our awesome Mollie Mara. I named my daughter after her. So fun knowing our Moms were friends too. He will be missed. Jan Bryant

Kathy Metzger - May 3, 2016

Sandy, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. You have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

kimberly flinn - May 2, 2016

I would like to send my condolences to you and your family at this time of loss. I pray that God brings peace during this difficult time to you and your family.
Kim F. (NCH)

Jeannie Schneider - Apr 29, 2016

Sandy and family, please accept my sincerest sympathy on the loss of your dad. I know he will be greatly missed by you all. God bless

Mary Ferranti - Apr 28, 2016

Sending sympathy across the miles. I was very fond of your dad and cherish our chats. So glad I got to see him last summer. I’m also very grateful for his service to our country. You should all take pride in your constant care and comfort as he began to decline. In love and sympathy, Mary (Tarney) Ferranti

Mollie Kell - Apr 28, 2016

A kind, quiet, caring person! I should know! He and Jerrie took me into their home when I was 15! With 5 children of their own, they really did not need another mouth to feed! Max, as he was lovingly called, will be missed by all who knew him. His niece, Mollie Mara Kell

Megyn Roy Copeland - Apr 27, 2016

Deepest condolences. Hoping the wonderful memories you carry with you give you strength during this difficult time. Megyn Roy Copeland

Herb Guyer-Sharfenaker USMC - Apr 27, 2016

God Bless/RIP. A heartfelt Thank YOU for your service in WWII.The USA would NOT be as it is today. I treasure the freedoms for which YOU fought for,Robert….. And Semper Fi.
Robert R. Whaley United States Army Air Corps.
Medic WWII.England and France
“ONE OF” The Greatest Generation

Jeri Rod - Apr 27, 2016

Dear Whaley Family,
My condolences on the loss of your father. He had a good life with a wonderful family.
Jeri Rod

Barb Varley - Apr 27, 2016

Sandy, Kriss, Mickey and Mary:
I am so sorry for your loss. I feel privileged that I had the chance to meet your father. He was a wonderful man who loved his girls.
Barb Varley

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