May 1, 1932 - November 9, 2016
Robert Ernest Sundblom, 84, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 9 at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky Ohio. Robert (“Bob”) was born in Gardner, MA on May 1, 1932 to Ida Sofia (Helman) Sundblom and Herman Albert Sundblom. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Leslie (Sturges) Sundblom, children Susan L. (Edward) Morel, Linda M. (Douglas) Cooley, and Thomas R. (Carol) Sundblom; Grandchildren Joseph E. (Kate) Morel, Michael T. Morel, Matthew R. Morel, Melissa M. (Josh) Sarver, and Jason T. Sundblom; Great-Grandchildren, Nicolas R. Sarver and Benjamin J. Morel. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Leonard Albert Sundblom, and sister, Nancy Marie Sundblom. Raised in Templeton, MA, Bob volunteered for the US Navy and served during the Korean Conflict on the USS Everglades in Norfolk VA, the Mediterranean and Cuba. Married in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, he lived in Ohio thereafter. Bob retired from Ohio Bell/Ameritech after 40 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing with his children and grandchildren, working in his vegetable garden, playing the piano, and spending time with his family and pets. He belonged to Advent Lutheran Church and took care of the church landscaping for many years.
Friends and family are invited to share in a Celebration of Life Service at Advent Lutheran Church, 7985 Munson Road (Rt 615), Mentor Ohio 44060 Phone 440-257-5565 on November 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a fellowship meal. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Advent Lutheran Church