Robert Lee Stoycheff passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Kobacker House after a two-year battle with cancer. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Worthington United Methodist Church. Visiting hours will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. with a memorial service at 4:00 p.m. Bob was born in Toledo, Ohio, and was preceded in death by his parents Boris G.Stoycheff of and Donna M. (Navarre) Zunk. Bob is survived by his wife of 12 years, Lynn Hanna Stoycheff; children Kristin Stoycheff Schillig (Matt) of Atlanta, Georgia, Michael Stoycheff (Kelly) of Vail, Colorado, Heather Hanna Asbury (Patrick) of Austin, Texas and Brad Hanna of Powell, Ohio. He also had six beloved grandchildren Beckett, Finn, Olivia, Camden, Asher and Ainsley. Bob was the oldest of five children and is survived by his sisters Pat Stoycheff-lacumsky (Ted Ehrman), Peggy Zunk, Paula Gower and brother Jeffrey Zunk (Donna). Bob graduated from Defiance High School and was active in the Boy Scouts attaining an Eagle Scout status. He also attended Defiance College. He also served as a medic in the Army during Viet Nam and then went on to serve in the Army National Guard for eight years. Bob retired from General Motors Foundry in Defiance, Ohio and went on to work at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Columbus, Ohio. He later started his own insurance business where he retired in 2017. Bob was active in volunteer work throughout his life, most notably with the YMCA, various offices at the Division, District and Club levels of Kiwanis and Nationwide Children’s Hospital He loved sports, coaching youth sports, The Ohio State Buckeyes, the Blue Jackets and all teams Cleveland! In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s name can be made to Wounded Warrior Project or the Kiwanis Club of Powell for their community projects such as special bikes for the disabled, Project Eliminate and The Ronald McDonald House. Bob continued his giving by donating his eyes and his organs to help further the fight against cancer. The family would like to thank Dr. Pablo Gamboa from lnterventional Radiology at Riverside for the wonderful weekly care Bob received as well as the staff on the Riverside outpatient 2 and 3rd floors, the ICU unit at The James and for the serenity of the Kobacker House. They gave their all helping Bob.
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