Robert Clay Born

Born: Mon., Mar. 2, 1936
Died: Mon., May 29, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 01, 2017
Location: Salm-McGill-Tangeman

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Fri., Jun. 02, 2017
Location: Holy Angels Catholic Church

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Robert Clay Born, 81, of Sidney, Ohio, passed away at the Fair Haven Shelby County Home, Sidney, Ohio on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 8:14 PM after a short illness.   He was born March 2, 1936 in Sidney, Ohio the son of James L. and Catherine (Kloecker) Born and they are deceased.   He was married to Janet Maier on April 23, 1960 and she survives along with a daughter, Holly Page and husband Albert of Sidney, Ohio and two sons, Jason and Thomas Born of Sidney, Ohio; two grandchildren, Laura Spalding and husband James of Georgetown, Indiana and John Van Fossen and wife Alana of Columbus, Ohio and one great granddaughter, Nora Van Fossen of Columbus, Ohio.   Five sister and brother-in-laws are deceased, Mary Jones and husband Urban Jones, Joan Larger and husband Bob Larger, Virginia Pownell and husband Wayner Pownell, Catherine Clark and husband Bill Clark, and Dorothy Hanaway and husband Jim Hanaway and three brothers and sister-in-laws are deceased, Bud Born and wife Harriett Born, Jim Born and wife Shirley Born and Don Born and wife Cindy Born.  He was a 1954 graduate of Sidney High School and also attended Sinclair College for two years.  He was a United States Army veteran from 1954 to 1956.   He had worked at Copeland Corporation in Sidney for many years as a designer.   He was a member of the Sidney American Legion and the Sidney AMVETS and the Sidney-Shelby County Senior Center in Sidney.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney at 10:30 AM with Rev. Frank Amberger.   Burial with full military honors will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney.   Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 4-7 PM.   Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sidney, Ohio and the Sidney-Shelby County Senior Center in Sidney.   Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.   Condolences may be expressed to the Born family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at:

Charitable donations may be made in Robert's memory to the following organization:

Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County
304 S West Ave, Sidney, OH 45365
Tel: (937) 492-5266

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Sidney Foodtown Family
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
Our condolence to the family. God bless. Very sweet man always had a smile. We'll miss you.

Eric VF
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
Bob was a great man leading a quiet life. His enormous"handyman" capabilities were surpassed by his patience and love for his family.
The best compliment a man can receive is that he was a beacon, someone that others endeavor to match.
I wish i could be more like Bob.
He will be missed by all that knew him

Frank and Pam Wallis
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
With a smile on his face, Bob was the first to welcome us to the neighborhood many years ago. That smile never faded. When our paths would cross while working in the yard or raking leaves, he always had a joke or a story to share. We'll miss him. We're very sorry for your loss. - Frank, Pam and family

Darren and Vickie Allen
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
Darren and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for you and your family.

Bec Riley
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
Dear Laura & Holly - our deepest sympathies on the passing of your grandfather/father. You will be in our thoughts and prayers!

Bec, Denzil, Alex, Denver & Hannah

Frank Mariano
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
Our deepest sympathy and prayers, may God bless and comfort you and your family

Frank & Judy

Mike and Vicky Born
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
Aunt Janet, Holly and family, Jay and Tom,

Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Uncle Bob always had a kind word and time for his nephew from around the corner. I'll hold a lot of very good memories forever.

Mike and Vicky

Joyce Reier
   Posted Thu June 01, 2017
My deepest sympathy to all who loved Bob. He was always such a nice man. May the love of family and friends bring you comfort and the love of God give you peace.

Jane Johnston
   Posted Sat June 03, 2017
Dear Janet, Tom, Jay, & Holly -
Sorry to read about Bob's passing - he was the best dad all of your children could have, especially the boys. I know he will be missed terribly by not only his family, but for all of us who cared about him.
Sincerely, Jane