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Robert Webster Core

Robert Webster Core, 76, of Columbus, formerly of Lima and Bellefontaine, passed away at 8:38 am on Friday, October 27th at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. He was born in Bellefontaine on March 14, 1941 to the late Edward K. and Dorothy (Webster) Core.

He is survived by his son, David M. (Amanda) Core; daughter, Rachel S. Core; grandsons, Caleb B. and Sebastian J. Core; former wife, Frances Early Core; sisters, Ellen Core Perry and Nancy Core Wisse; sister-in-law, Joyce A. Core; brother-in-law, Harold (Sue Ann) Early; nieces, Barb Neff, Liz Core, Laura (Vinh) Nguyen, and Lisa Perry; nephews, Greg (Karen) Wisse, Geoff (Lori) Wisse, and Tony (Heather) Core. Along with his parents, a brother, Edward K. Core Jr. preceded him in death.

Robert was a 1959 graduate of Bellefontaine High School and a U.S. Army veteran. He had a bachelor’s and master’s degree from The Ohio State University and additional course work from the University of Dayton. Robert sang tenor in the OSU Glee club and alumni club. He also was a part of his church choirs at Crestview and Central Presbyterian Churches, and West Elm United Church of Christ. Robert enjoyed karaoke and was a singing contest winner on several cruise ships. Robert had over 3,000 volunteer hours at Grant Medical Center in Columbus. He never saw a stranger, and made no enemies. Robert conversed in many languages, such as Italian, French, Swahili; as well as English. He was a showman of Hereford cattle and traveled to many county fairs and even was grand champion at the Ohio State Fair.

Pastor Carol Bogaards will officiate a funeral service at noon on Monday, October 30th at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main Street, Bellefontaine. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crestview Presbyterian Church, 350 East Tulane, Columbus, Ohio 43202.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.edsfh.com.

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