The Obit For Bob Milhoan

Clarence Robert Milhoan

Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 3/27/2011

MILHOAN, Clarence Robert "Bob" 87, of Springfield left us to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday evening, March 25, 2011 in the Springfield Regional Medical Center.

He was born February 7, 1924 in Springfield, Ohio, the son of Clarence F. and Ida (Hall) Milhoan. He graduated from Enon High School in 1943 where he played both baseball and basketball. Bob also played sandlot baseball with Hustead for four years. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in Pacific Theater aboard USS Allendale.

Bob was later signed by the Boston Braves as their catcher. Following training in West Palm, Florida he umpired professional baseball for three years, college for 25 years and also high school and semi-pro leagues.

He was a member of the Springfield Fire Division for 27 years, member of the Springfield Baseball Hall of Fame and a member of the First Christian Church since 1941 where he was active in the GSOC ministry.

Bob enjoyed sports, music and photography but most of all traveling and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his loving wife and best friend of 66 years, Martha M. (Stringfellow) Milhoan; one daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Mike Castillo of Springfield; two grandchildren, Jami (Shane) Hayes and Bob (Cindy) Castillo both of Springfield and great grandchildren, Kylie Hayes, Casey Hayes, Hanna Castillo, Chloe Castillo and Brady Castillo.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 from 5-8 p.m. in the First Christian Church, 3638 Middle Urbana Road, Springfield.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the church with Pastor Craig Grammer officiating.

Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Burial Park.

The family is being served by the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME.

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