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AUSTINTOWN – Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Austintown Community Church for Robert M. Milne, 72, who died Monday evening at St. Joseph Hospital.

Robert was born July 25, 1941, in East Liverpool, the son of Robert Malcolm and Marjorie K.

Life was simple for Bob; faith, family and his country were his priorities.

He was a member of the Austintown Community Church, participating in the life and worship with his church family, a member of Gideon’s International Southwest Camp and was honored to be the Chaplain of American Legion Post 301, Austintown.

Bob served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1964, was a member of Ohio Army National Guard, retiring as a full time employee. He operated R.M. Heating and Cooling Company in the 70s and early 80s, and taught his trade at Choffin Career Center.

His greatest joy came from sharing life for almost 50 years with his wife, Linda (McIntosh) and watching his three sons, John (Karen) of Washington, Pa., Dave (Cari) of Austintown, and Dennis (Angie) of Shelby, N.C., grow into fine men and husbands. He was most fortunate to spend quality time with grandsons David and Bradley of Austintown and welcome the twins, Andrew and Owen into the family.

Bob leaves his mother and sister Vicki (John) Keil of East Liverpool; his brother-in-law, Ken (Carol) McIntosh of Macon, Ga.; and other family and many friends.

Family and friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at church.

The American Legion post 301 will hold a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. on Friday during calling hours.

The family has requested that material tributes take the form of donations to the Gideons International, the Youngstown SW Camp, P.O. Box 2751, Youngstown, OH 44507-2751.

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Bob Chambers Step-daughter

“In the event that I cannot show my respects, please know that it was always a pleasure seeing and talking to Bob. He was a blessing to more people than you can imagine. My sympathies to your entire family. Please know that God is with you and Bob is with God, therefore always in your heart. Vonnie”

 » Vonnie Doyle Gahles on January 1, 2014

“Dennis: Sorry about the loss of your dad. ”

 » Matt Ditchey on January 2, 2014

“Dear Milne Family, Linda, John(Karen), Dave(Cari) Dennis(Angie) I am so sorry for the loss of your Husband, Father, Grandfather. Bob was one of those special people God puts in our lives to help us no matter what. It was a privilege and honor to work, serve and know Bob and His Family. Know that my prayers are with you know and always. Melanie Mayesky, American Legion 301, Ohio Army National Guard.”

 » Melanie Mayesky on January 2, 2014

“Dear Linda and Family, Deepest sympathy to you on the recent passing of Bob. I worked with him at Choffin Career Center many years ago He was a great friend and person that would do anything for anyone. So sorry for your loss.”

 » Teresita Hartz on January 5, 2014

“Dear Linda, Dave and family, We just learned today about the passing of Bob. We are so very sorry for your great loss. Hoping that the love and memories you shared with Bob will comfort you during this difficult time.”

 » Matt and Lisa Oles on January 7, 2014

“Linda: I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Bob. You and your family are in my prayers. Hold onto those years of beautiful memories.”

 » Kathleen DeSerio on January 9, 2014

“Dear Linda. We are very sad to hear of Bobs passing.We will Keep you in our prayers. Bill & Donna D.”

 » Bill & Donna on January 11, 2014

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