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Roberta L. Hargrave 1942-2020

NILES — Roberta “Bobbi” L. Hargrave, 77, of Niles, Ohio, went home with the Lord, to whom she dedicated her life to in 2015. She passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2020, surrounded by her loving family after an extended battle with meningioma brain cancer.

Bobbi was born Nov. 4, 1942, in Ashtabula, Ohio, the daughter of the late Robert L. Stewart and Catherine E. Bohl Stewart. Bobbie grew up in Lordstown and graduated from Lordstown High School in 1961. Bobbi was one of three siblings with Betty (Vanwey) Mahovitz and Robert E. Stewart, who have preceded her in death.

Bobbi married her beloved husband, Alfred J. Hargrave Sr., March 9, 1962, bore five wonderfully different children and flourished together 47 years before his death in 2009.

Bobbi was very family oriented and enjoyed family time at Craig Beach in Lake Milton. She loved crocheting and giving her creation to others gave her great joy. Her true passion of teddy bears were viewed throughout her home. She found happiness caring for others and animals, including her rescue dog, Sassy.

She will be lovingly remembered by her five children, Alfred J. Hargrave Jr., David Hargrave, Deborah Bruno, Benitta (Joe Bob) Farley and Gilbert Hargrave; nine grandchildren, Constance Hicks, Jasmin Bruno, Jessica Bruno, Javon Bruno, Christina Larew, Gabrielle Hargrave, Daniel (Angie) Farley, Matthew Farley and Joshua (Angie) Farley; 15 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, Arlene and Nuchie Rosemond, Teresa Thompson Scott and family, Mary Strock and family, Joseph and Nicole Strock and family and Jennifer Zarlengo and her family. Sharing in our loss is Ginger Weman, which was her best friend to whom she held in high regards as a sister.

In addition to her parents and husband, Alfred Hargrave Sr., Bobbi was preceded in death by both siblings, Robert E. Stewart and Betty (Vanwey) Mahovitz; as well as her granddaughter, Amber (Ed) Mosko; niece, Sheryl Strock; nephew, Ralph Zarlengo; great-nephew, Ralphie Zarlengo; mother-in-law, Mary Hargrave; and sister-in-law, Josephine (Bernice) Zarlengo.

Services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 N. Park Ave., Warren, Ohio, where Pastor George Whitt will be officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Tuesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, consider donating to the Hope Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH 44106, phone 216-844-4673 or through the cancer.org website, in her memory.

Due to the current health crisis, masks are recommended and social distancing will be observed.

Family and friends may view Bobbi’s obituary and / or send condolences to her family by visiting carlwhall.com.

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