Robert R. Pugh

Born: 06/28/1965 Passed:

Robert R. Pugh, age 55, of Minerva, Ohio, passed away on January 2, 2021 of cardiac arrest after a hard fought 2-year battle with cancer. Robert, known as Bobby by family and Bob by friends, was born on June 28, 1965 to the late Owen and Dorothy Pugh, in the ambulance on the way to Alliance hospital.

Robert was a carpenter and worked in construction since he was 16 years old. He was a caring husband, father, and friend. He was a hard worker that loved to help people and would do anything for his family and friends. He enjoyed going camping every year with his brother and his family. He loved bowling, playing horseshoes and poker.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by son, Jacob Pugh; sisters, Hazel Pugh and Helen Mayle; and his brother, Harlen Pugh.

Robert was survived by his wife, Melissa Pugh; daughters, Danielle (Chris) Valenzuela, Desarae (Kate) Pugh, and Megan Pugh; son, Noah Pugh; grandchildren, Khaydyn and Sophie Valenzuela; sisters, Betty Troyer, Sharon (Dan) Duley, Shirley Daniel, Loretta Fairchild, and Darlene (Ron) Kirkbride; sister-in-law, Cathy Pugh; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

There will be no funeral services. We will be having an online memorial service, details to come. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at


Heritage Cremation Society



11 Tributes to Robert R. Pugh

  1. Carmel McCartney says:

    I always remember Bob riding his unicycle to my Pizza shop in Minerva .He was always happy and a jokester. Will miss him R.I.P Bob. Thoughts and prayers to his family

    • Tina Mitchell says:

      I remember so many fun times w uncle Bobby. He built us kids an igloo, we played elevator from the outside basement door. His dog Bummer was so scary. I would sit on the side walk and pull out his hair. But that’s the closes I would ever go in his area. Lol. As I got older and my family would go to his and Aunt Missy house we played poker. I always thought he was trying to trick me, but he wasnt. He won alot that night. Last summer,I got to talk to him and help him put my mom’s fence up for her dogs. It was like old times but we both were way older. And if u ever met Uncle Bobby he was always making some kind of joke and making ppl laugh. He would walk in a room and u new “Uncle Bobbys here” Lol. Your love for your family and friends will b missed. R.I.P UNCLE BOBBY

      • Chris Hartley says:

        My very first memory of Uncle Bobby was him picking me up and setting me on top of the refrigerator at grandma’s house and walking away leaving me scared because I couldn’t get down…. always the jokes terrible. You will be missed. Love and light to his family

  2. Alissa Aparicio says:

    My deepest condolences to Melissa and the entire family. Sending you all so much love in this difficult time!

  3. Ashley lynn cloud says:

    You will be missed love you

    • Judy Ann Hall (Pugh) says:

      Rest in Peace cousin Bobby. I so remember you playing with Tommy and Johnny. Plus my family and your family had enough players for 2 teams and we would all play ball.

      • Nathan Owsley says:

        Bob and i were good friends all through school i have alot of good memories hanging out with bob and getting in to alot of trouble. Lol i think tobin center was our second home back then. We lost contact after school. I tried to look him up and couldn’t fimd him. That sadins my heart. You will be miss bob. Rest in peace my friend.

      • Pam Tanner says:

        Uncle Bobby you are so missed,The times we shared thru it all you were always there Prayers to you Aunt Missy.Love you

  4. Alice y o c u m cowger says:

    To all the cousins sorry for your loss sending love to you all

    • Pam Tanner says:

      Uncle Bobby you are truly missed,I remember so many good things as we grew up together…you were always my rock looking out for me..You are in Heaven now and how beautiful it must be..Prayer to you Aunt Missy

  5. Rod Kurzinsky says:

    Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Bob. He was one of my first friends when we moved to Minerva and remained a good friend throughout the years. Rest easy now Bob.

    Your friend, Rod

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