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Robert W. "Bob" Birtley, 85, of Mentor, passed away November 12, 2017 at Salida Woods Assisted Living in Mentor, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 27, 1932 in Granite City, IL.

Bob was a proud veteran and loved people, especially his family, children in general, and fellow veterans. He was a member of the St. Mary's Mentor Men's Club and Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and served as SME Treasurer for many years.

Survivors include his children Laura (James) O'Leary, Robert A. (Sharon) Birtley and David (Cathy) Birtley; son-in-law, Michael Grdina; grandchildren; Jonathan (Danina) O'Leary, Daniel (Kirsten) O'Leary, Timothy O'Leary, Christine O'Leary, Brianna (Jeremy) McGar, Robert W. (Fiancée, Sistha Darmawan) Birtley, Cassandra Birtley, Arial and Nathan Birtley and Bradley Grdina; 7 great-grandchildren and brother, Richard Blatnick.

Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Janet M. (Gehring) Birtley; daughter, Debra "Debbie" Grdina; Father, William Birtley; Mother Amelia (Victor) Blatnick and great-grandson, Philip O'Leary.

A funeral mass will be held 10a.m. Monday, November 20, 2017, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 8560 Mentor Ave. Mentor. The family will receive friends 2-5p.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060. Interment will be in Mentor Cemetery, Mentor, OH.

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