Clarence Robert Milhoan
Published in the Springfield News-Sun on 3/27/2011
Robert "Bob" 87, of Springfield left us to be with his Lord
and Savior on Friday evening, March 25, 2011 in the Springfield Regional
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,
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.
You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com