Robert N. Core

Born: Sun., May 20, 1956
Died: Wed., Sep. 25, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 03, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 03, 2019
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Oct. 04, 2019
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

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Groton, CT formerly
Columbus Grove, Ohio

Robert N. Core, CTMC, USN, RET, 63, passed peacefully with his wife by his side, at 4:16 a.m., on September 25, 2019, at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT.  He was born May 20, 1956, in Lima, Ohio, to Clyde Gordon and Joyce Ann (Barto) Core.  His mother preceded him in death and his father survives in Columbus Grove.

On December 4, 1976, he married Evangelen Ardo who survives in Groton, CT.

Robert is survived by two sons:  Scott (Kemberly) Core of Ledyard, CT, and Matthew (Allison) Core of Novato, CA ; one daughter: Mechelle (Eric) Barber of Ledyard, CT ; six grandchildren: Harrison, Clyde, Maddox, Eowyn "Winnie", Evangelen "Eva" and Vivienne; two brothers:  David (Donna) Core and Brent (Sheri) Core both of Ochelata, OK, and one sister Angela (William) Bogart of Columbus Grove.

He was a graduate of Columbus Grove High School, class of 1974.  Robert joined the U.S. Navy, that same year and served for 23 years, retiring in 1996, as a CTM Chief, in Groton, CT.  He then worked for the Southern New England Telephone Company, and retired from Frontier Communication.  Robert was a member of the CWA Local
# 1298.
Robert loved to listen to public radio, especially "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" on NPR.   He enjoyed fishing, gardening, riding horses, canoeing, and, most of all, his grandchildren....he would take them to the local fairs and the Brooklyn Fair.

Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.  Pastor Jim Klausing will officiate with burial to follow at Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove, where military rites will be conducted.

Friends may call from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Hospital.

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Chris Goersch
   Posted Sun September 29, 2019
How I will always remember Bob is staining the deck with Thompson’s water seal while wisdom sharing to Scott and Matt. Matt joking around and Scott resembling Bob in too many ways. Mechelle usually hiding in her room during all this unless it was time to feast to Vangies superb meals with 12 side dishes. My heart felt condolences to you all as loved ones aren’t easily accepted as gone. Bob will always be remembered in my eyes as that good dude always there. The family man, the father and the grandfather.

Marcia Agripino
   Posted Sun September 29, 2019

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by Marcia.

Sending love to Vangie, Mechelle and Family... Love - Marcia and Emma

Patty(Krontz) Mayberry
   Posted Sun September 29, 2019
Brent, sorry for you and your family’s loss

Suzy risser
   Posted Wed October 02, 2019
So sad to learn of Bob's passing. I will always remember his sweet and gentle personality as kids growing up. Bless him and his family.
Suzy Risser

Jerry Bunn
   Posted Thu October 03, 2019
Sorry to hear about Bob. I always enjoyed having him in my math classes.

Stephen Pickford
   Posted Thu October 03, 2019
I've had the privilege of serving several tours of duty with Bob while in the Navy. He was exceptionally smart with electronics and he lead by example; a great quality to have as a Navy Chief. He really knew how to take care of his troops and he was well-respected for that. After the Navy we continued to get together on occasion and talk about how much fun we had in the service. Bob frequently talked about his love for his family and never forgot where he came from, Ohio. Our sincere sympathies go out to Gee, Mechelle, Matthew, Scott and his immediate and extended families. Bob will be sorely missed but never forgotten. In a final Naval salute, his shipmates say "Sailor, rest your oar, we have the watch..."

Rozalind Stanton
   Posted Thu October 10, 2019
I am truly sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to the family. Bob was a great guy to work with and I could always count on him to help when it was needed. He loved his family most of all.

David & Miko Patton
   Posted Thu December 05, 2019
We were shocked to hear the news of Bob's passing just today. To all the members of the family, you have our sincere sympathy. Love to all of you.

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