Hanwell, Robert M.

Robert (Bob) M. Hanwell, 65, of Medina, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Pearlview Nursing Home in Brunswick.  He was born in Cleveland on May 20, 1954, to Robert and Nancy (Taylor) Hanwell.

Bob received a Bachelor Degree from the University of Akron around 1976.  He was employed by Medina County Employment and Training (Manpower) from 1976-1985 and worked his way up to director.  He went back to college and received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron, School of Law and passed the Ohio Bar Association, May 1985.  Bob practiced law in Medina until December of 2016.

Bob loved to play his guitars and write music lyrics.   He also enjoyed reading and anything related to law or legal matters.  He was an avid collector of many things and was very fond of animals, both pets and wildlife.

Bob leaves behind his daughter Jamie (Kyle) Taylor of Brunswick, parents Bob and Nancy Hanwell of Medina, brother Dennis (Chris) Hanwell of Medina, sister Kim (Jim) Welsh of Brunswick, nephews Jimmy (Katie) Welsh of Berea, Jon (Kristy) Hanwell of Medina, Jeff (Katie) Welsh of Lancaster, nieces Jenny (Robby) Carr of Brunswick, Nicole (Sean) Baisden of Medina, along with 7 great nephews and nieces (Robbie Welsh, Joey Welsh, Maddie Baisden, Callie Carr, Tommy Welsh, James Welsh and Aiden Baisden).

A private family memorial will be planned at a later date for immediate family.

The family thanks Newbridge Place in Lodi and Burbank for compassionately caring for Bob over the last few years.  The family would also like to thank LifeCare Hospice in Wooster, HMC Hospice of Medina County, Alternative Paths in Medina and Pearlview Nursing Home in Brunswick for their care and comfort to Bob in the last months of his life.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Medina County, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster, Alternative Paths in Medina or your local Hospice.


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  1. I went to See Bob the day before he passed.We talked awhile even tho he was a little tired.I will always treasure those minutes.It brought back so many memories of him coming to our house in North Royalton.He became part of our family and a good friend to Frank.You will always be remembered with love Bob.Go fly with the Angels now and rest.

  2. May you all be comforted by God’s Spirit Thinking of you and praying for you, with loads of love..

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