Robert W. Stanton

  • Born: May 21, 1919
  • Died: December 5, 2015
  • Location: kent, Ohio

Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory

628 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
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Robert W. Stanton

Robert W. Stanton passed away peacefully on December 5th, 2015 at the Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson, Ohio. Born in North Kingsville, Ohio on May 21, 1919 to Dean and Rose Elizabeth (Bugby) Stanton, he was raised on the family farm. He attended Houghton College and began his career as a teacher. Joining the Army Air Corps he served our country in WWII in the China Burma India Theater as a Communications Officer. After an honorable discharge as a Captain, he pursued further education receiving a Master's Degree from Western Reserve University and a Doctorate in Education from Harvard University.

He held various teaching and administrative positions including Principal of Willoughby High School and Principal of Kent Roosevelt, culminating in his serving as Superintendent of Kent City Schools.

After retiring from Kent City Schools, he served as Business Manager of Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine, and later returned to education as the Superintendent of Plainwell City Schools in Plainwell, Michigan.

Bob was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church of Kent, served on the Kent State Orchestra Board, the Kent Free Library Board and was a Kent Rotarian.

An ardent supporter of education, he also loved to root on the Rough Riders. When the Stanton Middle School was named for him he was deeply honored and humbled.

He had great respect for all people and was kind and generous.

Bob loved classical music, reading, and Bible study. He also and had a passion for social justice.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 55 years, Helen (Hamilton Schweitzer); his daughter, Carol (Evan) Morgan; son in law, Steve (Gail) McPeake; daughter in law, Erin Stanton; grandchildren, Jeremy Leighton (Brenda), Ethan (Janine) McPeake, Alex (Travis) Swiger, Daniel Kelleher, Evan Morgan, Jr., and Gracie Rose Morgan; three great grandchildren, Maurin Leighton, Harper McPeake, and Hunter McPeake; brother, Howard (Lucille); and sister, Mary Nelson (Richard, deceased).

He was preceded in death by his beloved children, John Stanton and Janet McPeake; and beloved granddaughter, Maurin McPeake.

Special thanks to his loving caregivers at Laurel Lake.

Calling hours will be held 5-7 PM Tuesday, December 8th at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 9th at Presbyterian Church of Kent with Rev. Aaron Meadows officiating. Burial will be held at Standing Rock Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Church of Kent, 1456 E. Summit Street, Kent, OH 44240.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.

Posted by The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - Kent, OH   December 09, 2015

Carol and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow.

Posted by The Labajetta's. Santo, Kim, Kendyll and Kade - Munroe Falls, OH - Friend   December 07, 2015

Carol and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow.

Posted by The Labajetta's. Santo, Kim, Kendyll and Kim - Munroe Falls, OH - Friend   December 07, 2015

Bob was always so pleasant and interesting to talk with. He was an extraordinary conversationalist, making me feel welcome and glad to have the opportunity to visit with him. God rest his soul. Gail

Posted by Gail McPeake    December 07, 2015

My sympathy to Helen and family. Bob was a kind and inclusive man when our families were joined. It was a pleasure to know him. I know Dan will miss him.

Posted by Florence Kelleher - Williams Bay, WI - Dan Kelleher's aunt   December 07, 2015

What a lovely man. His daughter Janet was one of my very best friends through the mid 60's until her untimely death. There were some rough times for me back then, and he always welcomed me to their home with warm, hospitable support. Great person and educator. I am privileged to have known him.

Posted by beth foote - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - friend   December 07, 2015

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Robert W. Stanton