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Robert Tanner

Robert "Bob" Tanner, age 77 of Germantown passed away February 16, 2022. He was born in Cleveland, OH to the late Marvin and Eleanor (Mikes) Tanner, graduated from John Adams High School in Cleveland, and then went on to earn his bachelor's degree from Miami University. Bob owned an insurance business for many years and also spent 7 years owning and running the Downtowner Restaurant. He was the founder of P.O.G.S. -Pilgrims Of Germantown Society that met every Thanksgiving morning for a time era themed breakfast. He was instrumental in the construction of the facilities at Kercher Park and served as past president of the Germantown Lions Club. Bob was a family man and loved his family dearly, he was affectionately known as "Boompah" to all of his grandchildren. He had an infectious laugh, great sense of humor and loved his dogs. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Jim Tanner. Bob is survived by his wife of 55 years, Charlene (Kostak) Tanner, his sons Rob (Zoey Ding) Tanner and Mike (Jessika) Tanner, grandchildren Annika, Nikolas, Meagan, Anne, Kate Tanner, his brother Tom (Donna) Tanner, brother-in-law Jack (Kathy) Kostak, sister in law Ellie Tanner and numerous extended family members and friends. On Sunday, February 27th between 1 PM and 4 PM the family will receive friends and family at the Florentine in Germantown for a gathering to celebrate Bob's life. Graveside services will be held privately at Germantown Union Cemetery.

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Char, Rob and Mike, you have my sympathies at this difficult time in the passing of Bob. He was always so upbeat and as many of my colleagues at Valley View, we loved his sense of humor. He and your family are in my prayers! May he RIP!

Bob Swanson Feb 26 2022 1:16 PM

Our Uncle Bob will be so missed, definitely a sweetheart, I wished we lived closer!!!
RIP Uncle Bob, Love you so much!!
Also Love to Aunt Char, Robbie and Michael and the family

Christine Tanner Feb 24 2022 5:20 PM

Deepest Sympathy Char from our whole family.

Wilda and Kendall Peters Feb 24 2022 12:01 AM

Truly, a profound loss for all who knew and loved Bob. He was gregarious and charming, with a great big shining heart! Thoughts and prayers, and God's healing light and love for Char, and all his loved ones left behind.

Tim Byron Owen Feb 23 2022 4:54 PM

Some of the things he would get into were just HILARIOUS.
What a great family. Rob & Mike be as GREAT as your DAD🙏🙏🙏🙏

Jon Garner Feb 21 2022 7:57 PM

Dear friend and neighbor, I am so sad for your loss. Bob brought joy into the lives of many friends. I feel blessed to have known him..

Joyce Ellison Feb 20 2022 11:46 PM

What a loss, what a void, what a spirit, what a life!
Char, Rob, Mike and family-my deepest sympathies and prayers for you now.
Bob will be greatly missed by so many….I'm so grateful to have known him for so many years as an extension of our Owen family.
Thank you, Bob Tanner, for the smiles you've placed in my heart and all those who knew you…

Suzanne Owen Feb 20 2022 12:49 PM

You all have my deepest sympathy. It's nice to know you always have good memories.

Joyce Apple Feb 20 2022 12:15 PM

Char, Rob, Mike and family, what a wonderful man Bob was! So engaging, kind, interesting and a delight to be with. His funny bone was the best! We knew that when he was going join us there would be lots of laughter. He was a gentleman. We loved him.

Paul and Cindy Moffat Feb 20 2022 10:54 AM

Char, Rob and Mike,
My heartfelt condolences to you all. I loved being with Bob! His, smile, his laugh, and his perpetual positive outlook was a gift and a pleasure to be around. He will be greatly missed.

Pat Wessel Feb 20 2022 10:30 AM

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