Robert “Turtle Bob” Kirves

Robert “Turtle Bob” Kirves

WEST MILTON — Robert “Turtle Bob” Kirves, Age 91, formerly of West Milton, passed away Friday, January 22, 2016 at Brookdale Centennial Park in Englewood.

He was born January 15, 1925 to the late Robert F. & Iris (Kinsey) Kirves in Dayton, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Alberta (Gau) Kirves in 2008; granddaughter Tonya Dearth; nephew Richard Kirves.

He will be missed and remembered by his daughter Charyl (David) Hyre of Cape Coral, FL; son Gary (Shanon) Kirves of Nashville, Tenn.; grandson Dan Dearth; 2 step grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; brother Richard Kirves of Trotwood and sister Karen Grogan of Brunswick, Ga.

Bob served his country proudly in the United States Navy during World War II, was a member of the Plumbers & Pipe Fitters Union #162 for over 65 years and was a well-known accomplished taxidermist, winning many awards.

The family will receive friends from 11 AM-1 PM on Monday, January 25, at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St, West Milton, with the funeral service following at 1 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Brookdale Hospice, 280 Walden Way, Dayton, OH 45440. Online memories of Bob may be left for the family at

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