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Sandusky, OH 44870
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Robert R. Beatty, Sr.

Robert R. Beatty, Sr., 90, of Vickery, passed away on Wednesday morning, June 25, 2014 in Admiral's Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation, Huron, after a lengthy illness.

He was born on April 29, 1924 in Bellevue, OH to the late Edward and Stella (Penn) Beatty.

Bob left Margaretta High School early to enlist in the U.S. Navy, where he served admirably during WWII. He was a fireman for the Sandusky Fire Dept., eventually becoming interim chief. He retired in 1978. He was also a founding member of the Groton Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept., and was a member until 2003. Bob eventually got his high school diploma, graduating in 2005 from Margaretta High School, where he graduated with his son, Ryan.

Bob is survived by his wife of 31 years, Marian (Dixon) Beatty; children, Richard (Linda) Beatty, Edward (Carol) Beatty, Susan (Michael) Carlin, Patricia (Curtis) Smith, and Ryan (Haylie) Beatty; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Marjorie Yeager; special niece, Pam (Phil) Walker; and a host of other family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sons, Robert, Jr. and Michael; brothers, Bill and Ed; and sister, Dorothy.

At Bob's request, a private family viewing took place. Friends are invited to celebrate his life on Saturday, July 12, at 1 P.M. at Groton Twp. Hall, 9414 Portland Rd., Castalia, OH 44824.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob's name to his family.

Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is handling arrangements.