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Robert W. "Bob" Tasker

Robert W. "Bob" Tasker, 86, of Carrollton passed away Sunday afternoon, Oct. 17, 2010, in Carroll Golden Age Retreat following a lengthy illness.

Born April 23, 1924, in Canton, he was the son of the late Hallock (former Carrollton Police Chief) and Lucille Fearn Tasker.

He was a veteran of WWII, a sergeant of the First Calvary Unit and awarded the Purple Heart.  He served in the Pacific on the Island of Luzan.

He was employed for 33 years as the Carroll County (Assistant State) Welfare Director.  He was the founder and former chief of the Carroll County Volunteer Fire Department, life member of the VFW, DAV, Forty and Eighth, and the American Legion Post 428 and 10th District where he served as past commander of both.  Emeritus for Board of Buckeye Boys State, he served ten years on the American Legion Security Council.  He was a member of Carrollton First United Methodist Church and Canton Polish Club.  He was proud to say he lived in Carroll County all of his life.

He is survived by one son, Larry Tasker of Carrollton; two daughters, Margie (Richard) Pitts of Salem and Sandi Tasker of Carrollton; eight grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Janet Tasker of Corry, PA; and his good friend and companion, Maxine Furney of Massillon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Jacqueline Logan; a son, William L.; two grandsons and a sister.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. in Sweeney-Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton with Rev. Dan Loomis officiating. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery of Carrollton with full military honors provided by Carrollton VFW, DAV and American Legion and local fire departments.  Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5-8 p.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to Carroll Golden Age Retreat, 2202 Kensington Rd., NE, Carrollton, 44615 and/or Carroll County Volunteer Fire Dept., 1101 N. Lisbon St., Carrollton, 44615.

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