Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Robert J. “Bob” Gregory

Robert J. “Bob” Gregory, age 72, of Shelby, died Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022 at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus after suffering an unexpected stroke.

Bob was born September 2, 1950 in New Castle, PA to Marvin and Anna (Kallas) Gregory. A 1968 graduate of Shenago High School in New Castle, Bob then served his country in the United States Navy on the USS America during the Vietnam War. His career was spent in the steel industry working for various companies for over 43 years in both Pennsylvania and Ohio- notably Babcock & Wilcox in PA and his final 17 years at the Tuby in Shelby from where he retired under the ArcelorMittal ownership. As he was working at the Tuby, Bob finished his education at North Central State College earning an associate degree in Electrical Engineering.

Bob was very handy and, following retirement, he became the head of maintenance for The Waterford in Mansfield. An active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Shelby, Bob served as a deacon, sang in the choir, ran the sound system, and would help with anything necessary for the upkeep of the church and its members. Hobbies in years past included hunting, fishing, and flying as Bob had his pilot’s license

Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bonnie Jane (Calvert) Gregory, whom he wed on April 30, 1977; daughters: Elizabeth Gregory of Boardman and Shirley Gregory of Shelby; his mother: Anna Gregory of New Castle, PA; siblings: Elaine Brown of New Middletown and Glenn (Gracie) Gregory of York, PA; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. His father, Marvin Gregory, preceded him in death along with an infant sister, Arlene.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, November 28, 2022 from 4-6 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. Bob’s funeral will be on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 11 am at Calvary Baptist Church, 21 Washington Street, Shelby where friends may also visit with the family from 10-11 am prior to the service. Rev. Steven L. Schag, his pastor and friend, will officiate the services. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby where military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. A.J. Wittig says:

    Bonnie, Shirley and Beth we are sorry to hear about Bob. We are praying for you, and we are glad we will see him again one day.

  2. Gary Coffee says:

    I first met Bob when he worked at WCI Steel after they started the continuous caster. We became good friends and stayed in touch after he moved to Shelby. We often shared different post of each other on Facebook. It was a shock to learn of his passing. I want to express my sincere condolence to Bob’s Family and will pray for Gods comfort to surround each of you. I know you will all be together again in eternity.

  3. Michael Graham says:

    My condolences to Bob’s family in their loss! Praise God he is now with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! He will be missed by many of us.

  4. Eileen Mladenoff says:

    Dear Bonnie, Beth, and Shirley,
    Stacie, Alyssa, and I are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our prayers. In our recent loss of Tony, we have learned to allow ourselves to cry at any given moment and that words are not needed. Grieve, and ask God for spiritual eyes that focus in on Bob’s well run race and joy he is now experiencing with our Lord. We love you.
    Eileen Mladenoff

  5. Darlene Price says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Bob. Just 10 years ago this past June Jeff died in the same manner. Words are insufficient so know that I am here for you if you should need me. Take time to grieve and draw closer to the Lord. You and Bob were always there teaching, meeting needs, and just being the example of a loving Christian. I have missed our fellowship together, but I will see you again. I love that heaven is so close. Praying you will find peace and comfort in the coming days. Love you both

  6. Chuck Shealy says:

    So very sad to hear of Bob’s passing, I had the opportunity to work with Bob at the Tuby and visiting with him at the Ace Hardwareo during his many trips in for hardware items. Bob was always on the go, I will miss him, a great guy.

  7. Cindy Campbell says:

    Bonnie and Shirley and family members. Im so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family I love you❤️

  8. Bill DeVault says:

    I was shocked to here of Bob’s passing, but I have comfort in knowing that Bob was/is, a child of the King and is now home with his savior.
    I worked with Bob for 15 years at the tuby in the maintenance department. Bob was a very interesting person with his stories of his various experiences.
    As a fellow Navy veteran I wish Bob, “Fair winds and following seas”
    May Gods blessings be with his family, and bring them comfort in their hour of sadness.

  9. robert burky says:

    The Gregory family
    You are in my thoughts and prayers in your time of loss of such a wonderful man , I will miss him, we had alot of great conversations when he would stop by and just chat he was very pleasant to talk to ,he will be greatly missed by all of us

    Bob Burky

  10. Bob Collard says:

    I met Bob in 2007 at the calling hours for Mike Deemer – another Electrical Engineer at ArcelorMittal.
    We talked for about 20 minutes, and in that time I was introduced to the warm, quirky personality that was Bob. He could spend hours talking about the finer construction details of a Fender Stratocaster (he built a few guitars with his own hands), or wether “Seafoam” really works in a car engine, or any number of arcane mechanical/electrical subjects you may wonder about.
    Even if you didn’t wonder about them, you came away “edumacated”…

    Rest in peace, Boog-a-loo. Yours was a life well lived!

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