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Robert (Rob) Edward Figler II, age 76, of North Canton, Ohio passed away at home on April 9, 2023. Following long years of Agent Orange caused ischemic heart disease, congestive heart failure, Parkinson disease, COPD and PTSD. He was born August 18, 1946, in Lorain, Ohio. The son of the late Verna (Wenger) Figler and Robert Edward Figler I. On April 23, 1982 he married Jaqueline L Hoffman. Together they shared 41 years of marriage.
Rob served in the 3rd Battalion 4th Marines as a radio operator and combat veteran in Vietnam. He served on the DMZ in Con Tien and Dong Ha. He was a TET survivor. After daily exposure to Agent Orange, he finished his tour of duty and spent another year at Camp Lejeune.
His decorations, medals, badges, and commendations included, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnamese Service Medal w/2* (with 2 stars), the Vietnamese Campaign Medal w/device, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Combat Action Ribbon.
Rob had been an Eagle Scout, bookkeeper, and professional dog handler among the many jobs he would hold in his life. He was a participant in American Indian ceremonies and dances. He loved to volunteer and feeding the hungry was his most important charity. He was trained as a “buddy” to people with AIDS.
He was very talented and could create furniture and would craft the regalia used for the ceremonies and dances.
He spent 4 summers at Indian Reservations. Two at Standing Rock and two at Cheyanne River.
He worked as a sponsor for those in recovery and facilitated support groups. He rescued and rehabbed a quarter-horse, which he taught to dance.
He was a lifelong member of the Vietnam VA Chapter 717.
His proudest achievement was his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all the children cared for in his home.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Verna Wenger Figler, his father Robert Edward Figler I and his sister, Mary Kay and his sister Anita who passed last week.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jackie Figler; his brother John Figler; his sons Bryan Figler, Seth Figler and Jason Hoffman, his 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Acknowledgements: The family would like to thank Southern Care Hospice for their extraordinary kindness and professionalism. To thank the VA homecare team for their assistance and compassion. Thank you to the Vietnam Veterans 717, for never forgetting and always serving those veterans in need. We would like to also thank the family and friends for all their time and assistance through the years Rob was ill.
In lieu of flowers please direct donations to the VA chapter 717 Attn: Secretary Jay Jenkins email: email@example.com or the Akron Canton Foodbank.
Arrangements entrusted to Adams Mason Funeral Home (330) 535-9186.
Interment at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery May 3rd, 2023, at 11:15am. Address: 10175 Rawiga Rd, Seville, OH.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Starts at 11:15am (Eastern time)
Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery
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