Robert “Bob” J. Hanwell, 91, of Medina, passed away peacefully while Nancy, wife of 67 years, held his hand Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Elmcroft of Medina in Medina, Ohio. He was born in Marsteller, Pennsylvania, on August 25, 1929 to Richard and Ada (nee Burley) Hanwell.
Bob was in the Air Force from 1948-1952. He worked at Ford Motor Company in Brookpark, Ohio, for 31 ½ years, retiring in 1984. Bob was a member, elder and deacon of Brunswick Reformed Church. He was involved in Brunswick Youth Sports where he managed teams and coached his children and grandchildren. Bob also volunteered at the Medina Community Service Center for years. He loved hunting and fishing. Bob also enjoyed gardening and his fruit trees, passing that knowledge along to his family.
Bob leaves behind his loving wife, Nancy Hanwell of Medina, son Dennis (Chris) Hanwell of Medina, daughter Kim (Jim) Welsh of Brunswick, grandsons Jimmy (Katie) Welsh of Berea, Jon (Kristy) Hanwell of Medina, Jeff (Katie) Welsh of Lancaster, granddaughters Jamie (Kyle) Taylor of Brunswick, Jen (Rob) Carr of Brunswick, Nicole (Sean) Baisden of Medina, along with 7 great grandsons and granddaughters (Robbie Welsh, Joey Welsh, Madison Baisden, Calista Carr, Tommy Welsh, James Welsh and Aiden Baisden).
Bob was proceeded in death by his parents, all 9 of his siblings, his oldest son Robert M. Hanwell and infant son David J. Hanwell.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
The family thanks Elmcroft of Medina for graciously allowing us to come there so we could spend time and comfort Bob before his passing. The family also thanks many friends and neighbors for their help in caring for Bob over the past few years.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Bob Hanwell’s memory to Brunswick Reformed Church, 3535 Grafton Road, Brunswick OH, 44212.