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Robert A. Montgomery, Jr.

Company M-1
27 Apr 1939 - 26 May 2021
Place of Death: Perrysburg, OH.
Interment: Perrysburg, OH

It is with great regret and sorrow that I must notify you of the death of our Classmate, Bob Montgomery, on 26 May 2021, at his home in Perrysburg, OH.

Bob is survived by his wife, Anita; sons, Robert and his wife, Denise, and Michael and his wife, Erin; and granddaughters, Marianita and Elizabeth.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 PM on 4 June 2021 at Witzler-Shank-Walker Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg, OH 43551. A Memorial Service will follow at 6 PM. Burial will be private.

Condolences may be sent to Anita at 555 Rutledge Court, Perrysburg, OH 43551-5205.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob’s memory may be sent to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516; The Salvation Army, 144 W South Boundary Street, Perrysburg, OH 43551; or Shriners Children's Ohio, Attn: Development Department, One Children's Plaza-2 West, Dayton, OH 45404.

Well done, Bob. Be thou at peace.


Class Memorial Pages\M-1 Bob Montgomery.pdf


Robert Ames Montgomery
4/27/1939 - 05/26/2021

Robert Ames Montgomery, 82, of Perrysburg, Ohio passed at his home on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Bob was born in Toledo Ohio on April 27, 1939, to Robert Ames Montgomery, Sr. and Fae Louise (Ferguson) Montgomery. He graduated from Whitmer High School in 1957, and West Point in 1961. While at West Point Military Academy, he met his beloved wife, Anita, on a blind date, and they married on December 29, 1961, in White Plains, New York.

Bob was a Lt Colonel in the Air Force and reserves. He was a navigator on C-123s and C-130s, with a military career that spanned more than 29 years, flying throughout the world, including Vietnam, the Congo, Panama, and Columbia. After retiring from the military, he remained in Perrysburg and worked for Owens Illinois, where he made lifelong friendships, and was a member of the VFW, Foreign Legion, and Jaycees.

His true passion was as a collector – his happy home was filled with pennants, LPS and 78s, stamps, and matchbooks. His most important collections were of classic swizzle sticks and Tea Leaf patterned china. He served as the President of the International Swizzle Stick Collectors Association, organizing and participating in the semi-annual "smallest convention in Las Vegas". He and Anita shared a love of Tea Leaf and were longtime members of the Tea Leaf Club International.

Bob's sense of humor and warmth touched everyone – he was a natural entertainer, and always an entertainer of a good martini. He took great pleasure in books and music, passing these loves on to his sons.

He is survived by his loving wife, Anita, and his sons. His eldest son, Bob (Denise), is a doctor residing in Phoenix whose two daughters, Marianita Esperanza and Elizabeth Louise, (their mother DeeDee) were a source of delight for both grandparents. Youngest son, Michael (Erin), spent most of his life in Seattle where he was a chef, and recently moved back to Toledo to be closer to his family.

Friends and family will be received Friday, June 4, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Witzler-Shank-Walker Funeral Home, 222 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg, OH (419-874-3133), with a Memorial Service beginning at 6:00 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes are requested to be given to the Wounded Warriors Fund, The Salvation Army or The Shriners Hospital for Children.

Condolences may be made online to the family at