FINDLAY — Robert R. "Bob" Reese, 89, of Findlay passed away at 1:06 p.m. on Sept. 2, 2014 at The Heritage, Findlay. Robert was born in Bluffton on Sept. 7, 1924, to the late Charles and Evelyn (Wineman) Reese. Bob married the love of his life M. Margene Pingle on Dec. 3, 1949 at the Gilboa United Methodist Church, and she survives.

Bob is also survived by his sister, Helen Snyder of Oak Harbor and sister-in-law, Phyllis Reese of Pandora. Bob is also preceded in death by his brothers: James E. and Richard Reese; brother-in-law, Willam Snyder and sister-in-law, Fran Reese.

Bob graduated from Pandora High School in 1942 and attended Ohio State University and Ohio Wesleyan University. He was a rural mail carrier in Pandora for 35 years and retired in 1980. He served as State Committeeman for Ohio Rural Carriers, was a former director of the First National Bank, Pandora, OH; was a former trustee of Putnam County Library Board, and served as Trustee on a seven County Council on Aging for 17 years. Bob retired as a realtor after working at Bob Reese Realty for 25 years and was also a licensed real estate appraiser for 10 years.

Bob proudly served his country in World War II with the 13th Field Artillery Observation Battalion receiving 5 Battle Stars: Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), Rhineland and Central Europe. Bob also played baseball for the Chicago White Sox farm team.

Bob was a life member of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge and was a life member and former commander of the American Legion Pandora Post #616. He also belonged to the National Association of Federal Employees, State and National Rural Letter Carriers, Findlay Historic Preservation Guild, Hancock County Historical Museum, Gleanor Findlay Flag City Arbor, Heirloom Antique Club and Findlay Elks Club #75.

Bob was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, where he has served as a delegate to the West Ohio Conference for the past six yearsand has also served on other various committees. While living in Pandora, he was active with the Pandora United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, where visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Pastor Larry Kreps will officiate and interment will follow at Knollcrest Cemetery where full military rites will be conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad. Memorials may be given to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Lakeside Association and/or to Bridge Home Health and Hospice. Online condolences may be made via www.coldrencrates.com