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Robert H. Pennock, Jr. 89, of Medina, OH passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Bob was born August 23, 1928 in Cleveland to the late Robert, Sr. and Marian (nee Bidwell) Pennock. He resided in Berea for 30 years prior to moving to Medina in 1976. Bob attended Shaker Hts. High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army prior to graduation. He then attended John Hay H.S. graduated with his GED, and then completed his education at Ohio University with a BS in Agriculture in Feb. 1953. Bob became owner of the Howell Automatic, Strongsville in 1964. He is a past President of the Berea Rotary. Additionally, Bob had owned and operated the CrossCreek Engineering (a model train shop) in Spencer for 15 years and was the former owner of Wellington Lawn & Garden. Bob was a trustee of the Northern Ohio Railway Museum. He had a great love for trains. Bob not only loved his family, he loved animals, and working with his hands. He had a curious and inventive mind and entrepreneurial spirit. He never stopped working or creating. He is survived by his children- Pam Unkrich (Sandra Hupp), Linda Jacobson- Longnaker (deceased), Anne Pennock, Mary Striker, Robert H. Pennock III (Pamela) Grandchildren- Keri Cullin (Kipp), Adam Striker (Emma Stime), Grace Striker, Isabelle Striker (Kris Meyer), Chris Biedenharn (Troy), Morgan Phillips (Aurora), Karl and Wes (Nicole) Jacobson, Isaac and Sam Pennock. Great grandchildren- Ashleigh Callahan (Ryan Weller), Anthony, Stephanie and Stephen Russo, Wesley and Lucia Phillips, Kayla Mitchell, Savanna and Indiana Jacobson, Elijah Haynes, DiVaunta Spearman, Kadin Meyer. Great grandchildren- Gabriel Callahan, Sid and Violet Russo. Sister and brother- Marian (Chuck) Calhoun (both deceased) and Isaac Newton Pennock (deceased) (wife-Mary). Uncle to many Former spouses/mother of Children: Betty Unkrich (deceased) and Anne L. Pennock Former son-in-law: Randall Striker At Bob’s request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Gathering and Service will be held Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Bauer Funeral Home 2089 Columbia Road Valley City from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Inurnment immediately following service, 2:30 p.m., Friday at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville, OH. In lieu of flowers- The family suggested memorials may be made to the Northern Ohio Railway Museum, P.O. Box 458, Chippewa Lake, Ohio 44215-0458 Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City has the honor of serving the Pennock Family.
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