Robert W Sowers

March 7, 1939 ~ April 24, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old


Robert “Bob” William Sowers, 84, of Zanesville, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2023.

He was born March 7, 1939, in Mount Vernon, Ohio, to the late Harold L. and Antoinette Sowers. He proudly served his country in the Ohio Army National Guard. 

In 1960, Bob moved to Columbus, Ohio and met Lee and Lynn Ripley who welcomed him into their family. Bob was an electrician by trade, entrepreneur, and part owner of Yagco Inc. Bob also lived in California for 46 years. He worked on the 1976 American Freedom Train, where he met many of his life-long friends. He was an avid model train enthusiast. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Sowers. 

He is survived by his brother, John Sowers; nieces, Pam Ripley and Vicki (Rick) Strait-Munns; nephew, Michael (Jeanette) Ripley; friend, Chad Paxton; and his two fur babies, Addie and Runt. 

Graveside service will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at Mound View Cemetery, 307 Wooster Rd. Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. 

The Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave. Zanesville is in charge of the arrangements. To share memories and condolences with Bob’s family please click the Tribute Wall tab on this page.

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April 27, 2023

1:30 PM
Mound View Cemetery
307 Wooster Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050


Mound View Cemetery
307 Wooster Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050


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