AMerican Veteran 11

Robert G. Tomkins

February 2, 1939 ~ July 8, 2022 (age 83)


Robert G. Tomkins, "Gus," 83, of Van Wert, passed away July 08, 2022 at The Meadows of Delphos. He was born on February 02, 1939, in Pine Ridge, NJ. to the late Raymond and Olive Ruth (Runyon) Tomkins.

Gus was a 1957 graduate of Van-Del High School and went on to graduate from Ohio Northern University in 1961 with a degree in Mechanical Engineer. He was a member of the prestigious engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi. Gus was employed by Western Electric before joining Ford Motor Company, from where he retired. Gus then began a partnership in T & F Development with Donald Farmer investing and remodeling several Van Wert downtown businesses.

Gus was a member of the Middle Point Lions Club for many years, and he served on the Board for Council on Aging of Van Wert County. He was also a member of Middle Point United Methodist Church and was an avid follower of Lincolnview Lancers.

He is survived by numerous cousins.

In addition to his parents, Gus was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Raelene Tomkins; and his partner, Donald Farmer.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891 with Reverend Chris Farmer, officiating. Interment will follow in Ridge Cemetery, 18294 Lincoln Hwy Middle Point, OH 45863.

Family and friends will be received two hours prior to the service on Saturday, from 1 to 3 PM, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert`s memory may be directed to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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July 16, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

July 16, 2022

3:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

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