Name: Robert J. "Bob" Rhoades
Date of Death: Monday, April 26, 2010
Residence: Boonville, NY
Obituary: Robert J. (Bob) Rhoades, 90, formerly of Rome, passed away, Monday, April 26, 2010, in Sunset Nursing Home, Boonville. He was born June 24, 1919, in Merrillan, Wisconsin the son of Byron and Augusta Burke Rhoades. Bob was a graduate of Merrillan schools. On July 5, 1966, he married Eleaneata Beaudion in El Paso, Texas. She died May 29, 1999.
Mr. Rhoades was employed at Rome Cable Corporation for over twenty years retiring in 1975 due to disability and previously was a County Sherriff in Wisconsin.
Bob proudly served in the United Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre where he received a Purple Heart.
Surviving are four daughters and three sons-in-law, Judy and John Houser, Wisconsin; Diane Come, Boonville; Susan and George Coote,Jr, Rome; Darlene and Dale Bowles, Syracuse; one son, Ricky Rhoades, Fayetteville, North Carolina, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren ,nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two daughters, Kelleren and Sally.
Bob’s family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff’s of Rome Hospital 2North and Sunset Nursing Home for their wonderful kindness and compassion shown to him during his illness.
Services: Funeral will be held Thursday 9:30A.M. at the Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George Street, Rome. Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call Wednesday 4:00P.M. to 7:00P.M. You may view the obituary and send a message of sympathy at www.nunnandharper.com.
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