HOWLAND - Robert H. Brothers 89, passed away on Friday December 4, 2020 at the Shepherd of the Valley in Howland. He was born in Warren, Ohio on August 11, 1931 the son of Gerald E. and Alta Lucille (Pfile) Brothers. Bob was a 1949 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and remained in contact with many of the 49ers classmates. He worked at Republic Steel, Bridgeport Brass and retired in 1991 from Packard Electric. He served in the United State Army 1st Cavalry Division in Japan. His division was one of the first to land in Korea in July 1950. Bob received many Decorations and Citations for his honorable service.
Bob was the Past Commander American Legion, William McKinley Post #106, Niles, Ohio; Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 137 of the Mahoning Valley; Chairman of Korean War Veterans "Tell America" program; Committee to fund and erect Korean War Memorial in the Mahoning Valley; Chaplain for Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard; Trumbull County Veterans Service Commissioner; Veterans Affairs Volunteer; Niles Church for Housing; Interfaith Churches for Housing; Niles Churches Community Meals; Niles First Christian Church; Church's Lenten production of "It Is Finished"; Niles Historical Society; Recipient of a Trumbull County Community Star in 2009; Inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame in 2009; President of the Ohio State Association of County Veterans Service Commission in 2013-2014.
Left to cherish his memory are his three children, Ann (Rick) Bush of Millersburg, Robert Brothers of Cedar Park, Texas, David (Rebecca) Brothers of Niles; two grandchildren Jenna (Owen) Grella, Ben Brothers; six sisters Barbara, Dorothy, Janet, Judy, Elaine, Mary Jayne; brother Gerald and sister in law Marilyn Brothers.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life Virginia F. (O'Reilly) Brothers whom he married on August 29, 1953 and who died on April 26, 2010; grandson Andrew Bush; six brothers William, David, Wayne, Eugene, James and Kenneth.
A private funeral for the immediate family will be on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at the Niles City Cemetery Chapel. Rev. Christopher Stark will officiate. Military Honors will be provided by the Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard. Burial will be in the cemetery.
The family acknowledges the kind and compassionate care of the staff of Howland Shepherd of the Valley.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church 33 North Arlington Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 or the Trumbull County Veterans 253 East Market Street, Warren, Ohio 44481.
Arrangements by Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, 126 West Park Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 330-652-4311.
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