James Robert "Bob" Ault

February 19, 1924 - May 26, 2019
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James Robert “Bob” Ault, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 26, 2019, at the Community Hospice Truman House in New Philadelphia.

Bob was born in Shadyside, Ohio on February 19, 1924, to the late Clyde D. and Caroline D. (Adams) Ault.

Bob graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1942 and immediately we…

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James Robert “Bob” Ault, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 26, 2019, at the Community Hospice Truman House in New Philadelphia.

Bob was born in Shadyside, Ohio on February 19, 1924, to the late Clyde D. and Caroline D. (Adams) Ault.

Bob graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1942 and immediately went to work for the former La-Del Company (Joy Manufacturing) in the drafting department. Several years later, he was offered his first job in the brick business. Over his career, he worked in sales and management for The Goshen Brick Company, Columbia Firebrick and Whitacre-Greer Brick. He was well respected in the brick industry and passionate about his work. He loved to tell stories about hauling brick all over the United States in the trunk of his car or on his airplane.

Bob became a pilot in the late 1950’s and enjoyed flying from Harry Clever Field. He belonged to the EAA. He also loved boats and spent a lot of time boating with friends at Atwood Lake as well as trips to the Great Lakes. He was a longtime member of the Atwood Yacht Club and the New Phila Elks. His other hobbies included jazz music and photography. Bob was an avid golfer and nearly lifelong member of the Union Country Club (73 years). He told countless stories about golfing and his many trips to the Masters Tournament in Augusta, GA.
On June 1, 1990, Bob was relieved from 66 years of bachelorhood when he married his wife, Carol (Mumaw) Ross Ault and became part of her large family. They were one week shy of celebrating their 29th wedding anniversary. In addition to Carol, he is survived by his step-children, Jeff (Heidi) Ross, Jamie Ross and Jon Ross, all of New Philadelphia, and Julie (David) Gilbride of Holly Springs, NC, step-grandchildren, Chase (Amy) Ross, Trisha (CJ) Shamp, both of New Philadelphia, Timberly (Alex) Pierce of Columbus, Tyler (Katelyn) Ross of Brewster, and Joshua and Lindsey Dail of Holly Springs, NC, step-great-grandchildren, CeCe and Caleb Shamp of New Philadelphia, Matthew and Melanie Ross of Brewster, and Leo Pierce of Columbus; and his beloved dog, Checkers. Though the large family was overwhelming to Bob at first, he grew to love them and connected to each in a unique way. They will all miss his kindness, sense of humor and stories.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brother, who died at the age of 17.

Friends and family are welcome to gather from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The Union Country Club, his “second home” on Thursday, May 30, 2019. A formal time of reflection will begin at 4:30 followed by a toast from Carol at 5 p.m. Then, all are welcome to gather in fellowship at a reception, sharing stories and memories of Bob through 7 p.m.

Bob’s final days were under the care of the exceptional staff at the Truman House. In gratitude for the peaceful space and wonderful attention to both him and his family, please direct memorial contributions in Bob’s memory to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Bob by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.GeibCares.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Union Country Club

Address:

1000 N Bellevue Ave.
Dover, Ohio 44622

A reception where friends and family can share in stories and remembrances of Bob will begin after the service through 7 p.m.


Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Time: 3:30 pm

End Time: 4:30 am

Union Country Club

Address:

1000 N Bellevue Ave.
Dover, Ohio 44622

Service Information

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Time: 4:30 pm

Union Country Club

Address:

1000 N Bellevue Ave.
Dover, Ohio 44622

Gathering between 3:30-4:30; and a reception to follow at 5 pm to 7 p.m.


Donation Information

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: February 19, 1924
Died: May 26, 2019

Condolences for James Robert “Bob” Ault

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Linda Bertle posted on 6/7/19

My thoughts and prayers are with you Carol! What a fantastic care giver you were!!

 

Greta L. Baker posted on 5/31/19

Sending my deepest sympathy. Carol I know you were a happy couple. God love you all.

 

Laura Armstrong posted on 5/30/19

I was a server and waited on Bob and Carol for many years. It was always delightful to wait on them. Enjoyed many conversations over the past 20 years. He will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

 

Jim Barkett posted on 5/28/19

Carol, We're so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family. Jim & Phyllis Barkett

 

Susan Davis posted on 5/28/19

Our deepest sympathy. Johnny and Sue Davis

 

Debby Norris posted on 5/28/19

Sending my deepest sympathy to Carol and family.

 

Jamie Elizabeth Ross posted on 5/27/19

What an amazing man who always had such awesome, detailed stories and memories to share of his adventures in life! I hope you keep adventuring on Bob, and when we all meet again, I'll be first in line to hear about them. Godspeed.

 

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