Robert Jack Nash

January 12, 1933August 30, 2018

Robert “Bob” J. Nash, age 85, of Malvern, Ohio, passed away on August 30, 2018 in Canton. He was born on January 12, 1933 in Iron Mountain, Michigan to Robert and Elma Nash. Bob retired from the Navy after 20 years and he was a health inspector for the City of Columbus. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Jeanne. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Gerard and Linda Nash of Longview, TX, Daniel and Susan Nash of Caldwell, ID, Peter and Roseanne Nash of Escondido, CA, William and Cherie Nash of Whitehall, Ohio, James and Joy Nash of Doylestown, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth (Nash) and James Rhodes of North Canton, Ohio; and son, Thomas Nash of Galena, Ohio and grandchildren, Chris, Christa, Stephanie, Rachel, Rebecca, Dustin, Robert, John, Daniel, Amy, Jennine, Kevin, Connor, Brandon, Logan, Bryce; and 16 great grandchildren and brother, Richard C. Nash.

A graveside service will be held on September 17, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Rittman Western Reserve Cemetery at 10175 Rawig Road, Rittman, Ohio. In lieu of flowers Bob’s family requests that expressions of sympathy in his memory be made to Julie’s Family Learning Program at


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Jim Fortune

September 7, 2018

I noticed Bob’s US Navy flag always flying in front of his house, I was anxious to meet a fellow Navy Veteran. I saw him walking his dogs and stopped to introduce myself. I was elated to learn he was a fellow Chief! I invited him to “El Cid Day”, the annual Chief picnic I host, we made him the guest of honor the first year he attended. We all enjoyed sharing sea stories with him! Not only will we miss him at our picnics, I’ll miss stopping to visit with him when he walked his dogs. Bob was a true American Hero!! Rest your oars Shipmate.