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1972 Robert 2022

Robert T Messenger

February 14, 1972 — November 13, 2022

Robert T. Messenger, aka Roberta, Helen, Root beer and Ginger, 50 of Akron completed his journey on this earth Nov.13, 2022. Robert was known for being a soft spoken, friendly, humble soul that was a friend to all he met. He had the best sense of humor, he loved to make people laugh, he enjoyed the joke as much as the person he played it on. He was an  animal lover and he never met an animal that wasn’t welcome in his home and at one time had 11 cats living with him. While growing up he loved being around all his cousins, getting them into as much trouble as possible  He attended David Hill Elem. School  becoming the  spelling bee champ in Summit Cty., excelling in all grades and loved to learn any and everything. When Robert reached Garfield High school his love of hair became his passion, becoming a trend setter in hair colors and styles, even being expelled for his five inch high mohawk . He graduated from Riggs LeMar College in 1996 and became a licensed Cosmetologist in 1998, where he began his career at Cuttin’ Loose in Kent. He also worked at Forbici Salon, Rejuvenation, Doodles  and at Euro Hair in Fairlawn. Robert also managed the Olan Mills Glamour Studio in Summit Mall which he loved because he could get all the head shots he wanted. His last place of employment was the regional manager of Hot Topics in Belden Village. He lived his life his way, trying not only to be a hearer of God’s word but also a doer. He never judged anyone and was always trying to help everyone out. One of his favorite songs that he shared with his mother was Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode, they loved to sing that together. Robert was welcomed home by his father John, grandmothers Betty and Mickey, grandfathers George and Charles, special aunt Barb and Ed Dickey, and loving cat Patty . Greatly missed by his mother Shorty (LaVerne) /Bill Warner, brothers Jim/Jamie & Clint/Sarah , nephew Jim Messenger, lifelong friends Dawn /Simon Roman,Ernie (Gladys) La Fave and special kids Devin and Mason Wisener, along with loads of other relatives and friends too numerous to mention. A celebration of Robert’s life will take place in the spring once the healing process is a little further along. Thank you all for your prayers and understanding, please leave your memories on the message board and God bless you all. Honk honk!

 

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