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
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
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
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