Columbiana-Robert J. “Bob” Hohider, 95, of Whispering Pines, formerly of Lisbon, passed away at 6:08pm, Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Mr. Hohider was born January 2, 1926 in Lisbon, a son of the late Charles F. and Anna “Annie” (Wolfli) Hohider.
Bob attended Lisbon David Anderson High School and worked as a machine operator for 38 years at Crane Deming in Salem, retiring in 1982.
He was a member of the New Lisbon Presbyterian Church; enjoyed gardening and travelling; and loved to tinker with his lawn mowers and other things around his house.
Mr. Hohider was a proud U.S. Army WWII veteran and Purple Heart recipient, having served in Germany as a machine gunner.
His wife of 63 years, Nila (Hanna) Hohider, whom he married September 1, 1951, preceded him in death February 16, 2015. Bob was also preceded in death by his brother, Charles F. Hohider, Jr.
He is survived and will be fondly remembered by his daughters, Debbie Liggitt and her husband, Paul of Ocala, Florida, and Sandy Liggett and her husband, Dan of Urbana, Ohio; his grandchildren, Zach Liggett of West Liberty, Ohio, Jade Wisener of Wapakoneta, Ohio, Dustin Liggitt of Fort Worth, Texas, Rita Liggitt of Yuma, Arizona; and his great grandchildren, Emma and Brylee Liggett and Cayson and Hollyn Wisener; and his caregiver, Joyce Phillips of Columbiana.
Funeral services will be held at 1pm, Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at the New Lisbon Presbyterian Church, 111 East Chestnut Street, with Pastor Joel Dickson officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at the Lisbon Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11am until 1pm, Tuesday at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Bob’s memory to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Friends may also view Bob’s memorial tribute page, share memories, and leave condolences at www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com