Robert E. Aho 1937-2014

CORTLAND – Robert Emil “Bob” Aho, 76, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles.

He was born May 15, 1937, in Warren, the son of Arvo E. and Mildred “Millie” Aho.

Bob was a 1955 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School.

He retired in 1999 from Delphi Packard Electric after 28 years as an assembler on the index line.

Bob was a member of St. Robert Church in Cortland and sang in the church choir. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus 11646 and served two years as grand knight.

He enjoyed camping, swimming, fishing, hiking, riding his bike, dancing and family get-togethers, and was always ready for a party.

Bob served in the U.S. Army Reserves.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia J. Aho, whom he married Sept. 17, 1960; four children, Carolyn (Keith) Carnahan, Christine A. (Patrick) Cleary, Mark R. (Leanna) Aho and Eric J. (Sulem) Aho; and nine grandchildren, Jolene (Michelle) Rivera, Kaitlin and Sean Carnahan, Patrick, Meghan, Mary Grace and Joseph Cleary, and Zachary and Nicolas Aho.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marsha Aho.

Family and friends may call from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Robert Church in Cortland, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Carl Kish officiating.

Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Assistance and Referral Network, 4214 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to the Aho family.

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