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Official Obituary of

Robert "Bob" K. Chittick

June 23, 1944 ~ March 17, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Robert "Bob" Chittick Obituary

Robert (Bob) K. Chittick, 79, of Aurora, OH, passed away on March 17, 2024, after a battle with aggressive leukemia. Robert was born on June 23, 1944, to John and Sara (Godshalk) Chittick in Doylestown, PA. After Robert graduated from Christopher Dock Mennonite High School in 1962, he went on to voluntary service in Eureka, IL, where he met his wife, Gladys (Stutzman). They were married on April 20, 1968, at the Aurora Mennonite Church where they still attend.

Robert and Gladys went on to have 4 children, 5 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. His oldest daughter is Maria Dibble, whose children include Nathan, wife Bekki, and their son Blake as well as Melanie Quinter her daughters Makenzie, Tinley, and Aubree. His son, Kevin, is married to Kristen (Smolen) and they have one son, Travis. Robert's daughter, Leah Cellura, has two children: Xander and Isabelle. The youngest son, Justin, is married to Rachel (Hund).

Robert had several jobs throughout his life.  He was the owner of Bob's Bulk and Natural Food stores which were located in Quakertown and Line Lexington, PA. When Bob and Gladys moved to Ohio in 1990, Bob became a tile setter and his craftmanship was unequaled. He primarily laid tile for Classic Homes located in Aurora. When he was ready to semi-retire, Bob began driving Amish to work, with whom he became good friends.

Bob was an avid fisherman and sportsman. Bob spent many hours in the woods hunting and simply enjoying nature. At different times in his life, he took pleasure from having apiaries and sold his honey to eager customers. Many, many, fruit trees could be found on Bob's property as he was an avid orchardist, and his green thumb was also evident with expansive vegetable gardens in the backyard. Days were spent with his wife canning and preserving the food he had harvested. Bob enjoyed going to grandchildren's sporting events and teaching grandchildren how to fish. Bob was always willing to help out his family in any way that he could.  He is known for his quiet kindness and sense of humor which he kept up through his last days. His family is feeling a keen sense of loss but finds joy in knowing he is with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and keeps an eye on every one of them from heaven. They will continue to press on with his slogan of "One Day at a Time" until they can join him in everlasting glory.

Bob is predeceased by both parents and survived by his four siblings. His brother, David, wife Mary Lee of Perkasie, PA, sister, Alyce Curtis, husband Bruce of Doylestown, PA, sister Suzanne Phillips of Cooper City, FL, and Donald, wife Pati of Tavernier, FL and their respective families.

A viewing will be held at Aurora Mennonite Church, 59 E. Mennonite Rd., Aurora, OH on March 22 at 9:30 a.m. with the burial at 11:00 a.m. Immediately following the burial, guests are invited back inside the church for a celebration of life ceremony with a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Mennonite Central Committee, an organization Bob volunteered for on multiple occasions.

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March 22, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Aurora Mennonite Church
59 E. Mennonite Rd. #8406
Aurora, OH 44202

Celebration of Life Service
March 22, 2024

11:30 AM
Aurora Mennonite Church
59 E. Mennonite Rd. #8406
Aurora, OH 44202


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