Robert R. Masters

Robert R. Masters, 94, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 10, at Pleasant View Care Center. He was born April 27, 1924 in Cameron, West Virginia. His family moved to Ohio when he was a small child, where they lived in Barberton, then moved to Rogues Hollow. His parents signed a waiver for him to join the Navy at the age of 16, where he served his country for 3 years, 11 months and 28 days. During his naval career, he served on LST 53 and LST 1082. He was on seven major beach landings from Normandy to Okinawa during his tour of duty in World War II. Robert retired 30 years ago from IBEW Local 306 of Akron, as an electrician with 35 plus years of service. Preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Marion; wife, Phyllis; son, David Lee; daughter, Linda and stepson, Gary.  Bob is survived by son, Robert (Lisa) Masters of Joseph, Oregon; daughters, Rebecca (Ronald) Fletcher of Wooster and Susan, (Phillip) Nunn of Georgia; four stepchildren, Cheryl (Dennis) Stormer of Barberton, Diane (Larry) Mannion of New Franklin, Larry (Julie) Eagon and Terry (Donna) Eagon all of Tuscon, Arizona; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Howard (Kay) Masters of Smithville and Jack Masters of Cuyahoga Falls, along with other family members and friends. Funeral service will be Monday, June 18 at 1 p.m. at the Campfield Hickman Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton with Pastor Mike Prebynski officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park with military honors, conducted by Firestone VFW 3383.  Bob’s family will receive friends Sunday, June 17 from 1-3 p.m.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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