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Robert E. Wareham

September 15, 1930 ~ June 8, 2022 (age 91)

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Robert Eugene Wareham, aged 91, passed away on June 8, 2022. Bob’s optimism and easy-going nature made the world around him a brighter, better place.

Bob was born and grew up in Swissvale, Pennsylvania. He studied at Otterbein College where he met the love of his life, Sarah “Sally” Ann (Hall) Wareham who passed in 2005. After graduating, Bob served in the Air Force during the Korean War and married Sally in 1954. After serving Bob and Sally moved to the Findlay area where he taught at Vanlue High School, then Liberty-Benton. He retired from Findlay City Schools in 1982 after teaching for almost 30 years.

Bob never knew a stranger and opened his heart, wallet, and home to those in need. He taught chemistry, physics, and higher math at Liberty-Benton until teaching at Donnell. While teaching math and science, Bob got his master’s degree in history. He was awarded the Martha Jennings Scholarship award for providing an enriching learning environment and empowering his students to learn and develop to become responsible and contributing individuals.

Bob’s students fondly remember his “little Willy” jokes and competitions for chocolate bars. In addition to teaching, he also served as athletic director and track coach. He was enormously proud of all of his students‘ successes. Bob’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the primary focus of his life.

In retirement, Bob thoroughly enjoyed playing golf and playing cards, although he did neither very well. He volunteered for years as a driver for Meals on Wheels. He was also a lifelong student of history.

Bob was predeceased by his wife Sarah Ann (Hall) Wareham and his parents David Calvin and Maude Lavina (Bish) Wareham and brother David Charles Wareham. He is survived by his children Sande (Matt) Theis, Robert (June) Wareham, Bradley (Meg) Wareham, and Brian (Jenny) Wareham. He is also survived by his grandchildren Justin, Kate, Chelsea, Morgan, Cody, Colin, and Evan Wareham and David Johnson as well as great-grandchildren, Willow Wareham, Rachel Mackenzie Grace Johnson, and Josephina Emmaline Johnson.

Bob was a founding member of Christ Church United Methodist which later merged with Journey.

Visitation will be held at Journey at Christ Church United Methodist at 10:00 am on Tuesday June 14 followed by a Celebration of Life service at 11:00 am. A gathering will follow at the church. Flowers are welcome. Donations to the MS Society, Meals on Wheels or your favorite charity are also appreciated. HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) has been entrusted with the arrangements. 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
June 14, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Journey at Christ Church United Methodist
225 W. Bigelow Ave
Findlay, OH 45840

Funeral Service
Tuesday
June 14, 2022

11:00 AM
Journey at Christ Church United Methodist
225 W. Bigelow Ave
Findlay, OH 45840

Donations

Meals on Wheels
339 E. Melrose Ave., Findlay OH 45840

MS Society
Web: https://secure.mymsaa.org

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