Robert "Rob" Mains

April 11, 1949July 10, 2013

Mains, Robert L. (Rob), age 64, lifelong Dayton resident passed away July 10th after a 2 yr struggle with lung cancer. Rob is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Janice (Carrigan) Mains; son & daughter in law, Gordon and Shawna Mains; beautiful new granddaughter, Haidyn Olivia; mother, Betty L. Mains; sisters & brothers in law Suzanne &John Frizell; Linda &David Naas; sister-in-law Cathy (Bill) Kennedy; brother–in-law Tom (Susan) Carrigan; mother in law, Janice Carrigan; nieces & nephews, Robin Naas, Jenny Anderson, Casey (Julie) Naas, Melinda (Mark) Drake, Jodi (Brian) McHarge; Darren (Tara) Frizell; Tucker Carrigan; Jason (Jessica) Boone; Joseph (Liz) Boone, cousins Tom & Patti Swisher. Rob was preceded in death by his father, Robert W. Mains; nephew, Michael Frizell; father-in-law Warren D. Carrigan. Rob graduated from Colonel White HS (1967), and was a US Army veteran, serving as a radio operator with the 1st Air Cav Division in Viet Nam where he was awarded the Bronze Star. Rob was an alumnus of Wright State University, Antioch MacGregor University, and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. With his father -in-law he owned the Carrigan & Mains Funeral Homes in Dayton and Englewood. Upon his retirement from funeral service he worked in the Consumer Relations Department at Miami Valley Hospital. Rob was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church and the Dayton Masonic Temple (Past Master of Riverview Lodge, member of Millennium Lodge, Victory Chapter, Silver Trowel Council, Reed Commandery, AASR, Valley of Dayton Antioch Shrine, Royal Order of Jesters). Prior to his retirement he was active in the community including Englewood Kiwanis, Northmont Optimists, Northmont Education Foundation and the Northmont Chamber of Commerce. Rob’s family will receive friends Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 3 - 6 PM at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME ENGLEWOOD CHAPEL, 675 W. Wenger Road. Masonic services will be 5:30 pm, Sunday. A Celebration of Rob’s life will be 11:00 am, Monday, July 15, 2013 at Fairview United Methodist Church, 828 W. Fairview Ave, Pastors Barbara C. Wiechel and James K. Wagner, officiants. If desired, the family suggests contributions to the Wounded Warriors Project,; The American Red Cross, Dayton Chapter, 370 West 1st Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402; or Fairview United Methodist Church. Messages of condolence to his family may be made at:


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Sunday, July 14, 2013
  • Celebration of Rob's Life Monday, July 15, 2013

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Diane Smith (McHugh)

July 21, 2013

Jan -
My mom told me of the loss of your husband, and I'm so very sorry for you and your family. It's been a long time since our days at Northmont, but I'm thinking of you and wishing you the best. Take care -

Nancy Spears Dilldine

July 16, 2013

Rob and I went to Brown School and all the way through Colonel White High School together. I can't remember him without his having a smile on his face. He was a great guy. My condolences to the family...God has gotten a great man.

Winnie Goodyear Bateson

July 15, 2013

My first experience with Rob was in First grade. We played together on the playground.I always admired and repected Rob because he had the most beautiful printing. I will never forget his smile. I was happy to hear he was a part of the Fairview Family. My prayers to all of you who loved him, family and friends. Winnie

Connie Eckert

July 14, 2013

My heart is so heavy to hear the news of Rob's passing. He was a wonderful friend during our high school years-full of laughter and mischief . He has left this life was too early. My sympathies to his wife, son and entire family.

Connie Annis Eckert, Lake Villa, Illinois

Clarke Boltz

July 14, 2013

Rob was very kind to me and my family. During 1989 - 1990 when I was unemployed, Rob offered me the opportunity to work for him until I found work in my field.

Ann Jones

July 14, 2013

I am so sorry to learn of Rob's death and want to give my condolences to Janice, Betty, and the rest of his family. I will always remember Rob as smiling, cheerful, and personable. It meant a lot to my family and me that he attended my dad's (Ray E. Bell) memorial service in September, 2012, along with Janice and Betty. He looked great then, and we had no idea he was suffering with lung cancer; he certainly didn't let on. I'm sure Rob has joined both of my parents as well as his dad in Heaven, which should give us some comfort. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Clark

July 13, 2013

Rob will be truly missed. He accomplished a lot of things on earth many don't. He has truly been used by God. What a blessing to know he can breathe easy now. God bless his family especially thru this time.

Roberta Brinkmeyer

July 13, 2013

Doug and I went to high school with Rob and remember him as a friend. I am so sorry for your loss and will say prayers or your family.
Roberta Rue Brinkmeyer

Betsy Combs

July 13, 2013

I will always remember Rob with a bright smile on his face. He was a kind man, and we will miss his presence and his touch. I know he is with the Lord and finally in peace. I pray you and your family will also find the Lord's grace.

John and Terri Clayburn

July 13, 2013

I am so sorry to read about your loss. I didn't know Robert, but I do remember you from our high school days. You were always upbeat and had a positive outlook on things. My wife,Terri, and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.