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 Robert Maurice Antram

Robert Maurice Antram

Buffalo Prairie, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Death 28 Mar 2017 (aged 88)
Columbiana, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA
Burial Columbiana, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 178797034 · View Source
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COLUMBIANA - Robert Maurice Antram, 88, died peacefully on March 28, 2017, in Columbiana, not five miles from his home of more than 70 years.

He was born Feb. 25, 1929, in Buffalo Prairie, Ill., son of the late Lela May (Hartman) and Maurice Leroy Antram.

Robert and his deceased wife, Rosa Lee (Harrold) Antram, were married on March 19, 1949, and reared two sons and a daughter on Stanton Avenue, becoming fixtures in the Columbiana community.

Robert retired from Franklin Furniture and was an active member of the Grace Church on South Main Street.

All who knew him would say easily that his greatest passion was fishing. He and Rose traveled the world, exploring wild places and catching fish along the way. He was especially fond of Yellowstone National Park and Island 10 Fishing Retreat on Lady Evelyn Lake in Ontario, Canada. For many years, Robert designed and built his own fishing rods.

Robert is survived by two sons, Robert Lee (Shirley Scott) Antram of Warrenton, Va. and Richard Kevin (Kerry) Antram of New Waterford; twin brothers, Dennis and Dale Antram of Tampa, Fla. and Jacksonville, Fla., respectively; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

His daughter, Linda Kay Smith of Salem, and his sister, Lois M. Redden of Framingham, Mass., passed before him in 2015; and his beloved wife, Rosa died in 2012.

A sign outside his home’s door read, “A fisherman lives here with the catch of his life.”

A memorial service will be held on April 29, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Grace Church in Columbiana, with the Rev. Dr. Robert C. Joy officiating.

Private interment will be at Columbiana Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Church, 140 S. Main St., Columbiana, OH 44408.

Arrangements were handled by the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home in Columbiana.

Family and friends may visit to view this obituary and send condolences.

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  • Created by: J. Rupert
  • Added: 26 Apr 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 178797034
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Maurice Antram (25 Feb 1929–28 Mar 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 178797034, citing Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by J. Rupert (contributor 48523021) .