Robert W. Buzzard

Robert W. Buzzard, 72, of Mansfield, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016, after a massive heart attack.

Robert was born on June 23, 1944, in Sandusky, to Ernest L. and Ida I. (Lindenau) Buzzard. He married the love of his life, Vickie Lynn Swanger, on Nov. 8, 1964, and they celebrated 51½ years of marriage.

He retired from MANCI after 27 years of service. He loved to spend time with his family, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was a very compassionate and caring man. Robert loved the outdoors, including fishing and gardening, and enjoyed canning and making jelly.

Along with his beloved wife, Vickie, he is survived by one daughter, Connie (James) Cox; one son, Phillip (Janice) Buzzard; two sisters, Marge Michalski, of Indiana, and Janet Canfield, of Mansfield; one brother, Edward (Edith) Buzzard; and two half-brothers, Art (Becky) Bolding, of California, and Paul Bolding of Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his son, Robert E. Buzzard in 1987; his parents; two half–brothers, Gene and Jim Bolding; eight brothers-in-law; and three sisters-in-law.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, 1106 Park Ave. East, Mansfield. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at the funeral home, with Pastor Rob Kurtz officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Park.

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