Robert (Bob) Charles Harvot, age 87, husband of Doris Stenberg Harvot, died peacefully January 22, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born in Warrenville Heights, Ohio on May 17, 1925, and was the son of Joseph and Avis Harvot. He was a former resident of Chardon, Ohio, Warren, Pennsylvania, and Sanibel, Florida.
He was preceded in death by daughter Janet Harvot (2007), stepson Irvin Betts (2003), brother William (2008), sister Dorothy Casarona (2012), and daughterinlaw, Jane Betts (2012).
Bob is survived by his two daughters, Carolyn (Gary) Wood, Lancaster, OH; Kathryn (Joseph) Phillips, Ravenna, OH; as well as stepchildren, Rodney (Jane) Betts, Warren, PA; and Lorraine (William) Frey, Sanibel, Florida.
He was the loving grandfather to Gary, Andy, Chad, Megan, Robert, Kaitlyn, Todd, Chad, Lorraine, Michelle, and Nicole. He was also greatgrandfa ther to 15 and greatgreat grandfather to Jonah Wood.
Bob proudly served in the U.S. Naval Seabees from 1943 to 1946 as a ship fitter 3rd class in the 129th and 53rd Battalions. He served in Hawaii, Guam, Samar, and Philippine Island and was the recipient of the following medals: Asiatic Pacific, American Area, Philippine Liberation, and Victory.
He was president and owner of R.C.Harvot Building Company, member of Blueberry Hill Golf Club, V.F.W, Seabees Veterans of America, First United Methodist Church, Warren, Pa., and Sanibel Community Church, Sanibel, Florida, and a proud member of Kiwanis.
Bob was an avid golfer, hunter, and woodworker. He was “famous” for his clocks and benches that he loved to share with his family and friends.
A brief remembrance service will be held following the 7:45 worship service at the Sanibel Community Church on March 3, 2013. The family will be received in the church courtyard following the service.
A second memorial service will be held in Pennsylvania in May. Final resting place will be in Kane, PA at the Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fisher House Foundations, Fisherhouse.org, that provides housing and support to enable family members to be close to their loved one during a medical stay in a VA facility; or First United Church in Warren, PA; or Sanibel Community Church Building Fund, Sanibel, FL.