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Robert Alan Standen, Sr.

Robert Alan Standen, Sr., of Strongsville, 68, died Sunday, October 6, 2013, peacefully with family at his side, after a courageous battle against cancer.

He was the cherished husband of Ginny (Stauder) for 47 years; beloved father of Robert Jr. (Lori) of O'Fallon, Missouri and Brian (Kathy) of Medina; dear devoted grandfather of Matthew, Lindsey, Laura, Emily and Kevin; mother, Kathryn Standen of Amherst; dear brother of Susan Underwood of Amherst, and David Standen (Dede) of Elyria; dear brother-in-law of Nancy Russ of Villa Park, Illinois, Richard Stauder (Diane) of Royalston, Massachusetts.

He was preceded in death by his father Robert; brothers-in-law, Jerry Underwood and Michael Russ; mother and father-in-law, Lee and Richard Stauder.

Bob grew up in Amherst and graduated from high school there. He went on to graduate from Kent State University in 1968 with a business degree and in 1986 received an MBA from Kent State University. Bob worked 40 years in Human Resources, going on to specialize in labor relations at several companies in many locations. He worked for BF Goodrich in Akron; Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Ft. Wayne , Indiana and Wilson Sporting Goods in Chicago, Illinois and American Greetings in Cleveland, where he became Vice President of Industrial Relations. He went on to work for Lear Corp. in Southfield, Michigan and IACNA in Michigan until he retired in 2008. Bob also devoted time as a Trustee/Chairman of the Textile Workers Pension Fund from, 1990-1999.

Bob loved sports and loved to golf and ski. He also loved reading and traveling and took many business trips worldwide, as well as trips with his family. Most of all, Bob especially enjoyed time and trips and activities with his family. Bob has stated many times that his proudest achievement in life was his two sons. He took such pride in the wonderful sons they are and the wonderful husbands and fathers they became. Bob will be deeply missed. He was an inspiration of faith, courage and strength in his life and especially his battle with cancer. He credits all the prayers for him as the reason he survived this aggressive cancer as long as he did.

Visitation will be Friday, October 11, 2013 from 4 to 8 P.M., at Jardine Funeral Home, 15822 Pearl Road, Strongsville. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10 A.M. at St. John Neumann Church, Strongsville. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

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