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Robert Henry Minnich

March 18, 1936 - September 11, 2019

Robert Henry Minnich of Middletown, Delaware, was known fondly as, “Pappy,” to his family and as, “Bob,” to his friends, neighbors and those who knew him.  Pappy passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born in East Texas, Pennsylvania on March 18th, 1936, son of the late Barton Nathaniel Minnich and Marie Butz Minnich.  Bob received his Engineering degree from Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Well known as honest, hardworking and detail oriented, Bob served a dedicated career to the State of Delaware, as the Chief Engineer and Architect, in charge of Facilities Management.

Pappy was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was united in marriage to Eleanor Oship Minnich on November 4th, 1967.  Eleanor preceded him in death on May 16th, 2013.  He is survived by his daughters, Lisa M. Savino and husband Lou of Middletown, Delaware and Lori L. Minnich-Wareham and husband Bill of Severna Park, Maryland.  Pappy was most proud of his seven wonderful grandchildren Mary, Bella, Kate, Louis, Rylan, Sofia and Nicholas.  He enjoyed watching his grandchildren playing sports, performing on stage and being recognized at school.  

Bob was always up for a having a good time; and enjoyed celebrating on many occasions with his loving family and amazing friends.  Pappy was happiest spending time at the beach and the lake, surrounded by those he loved.  He enjoyed fishing, cheering on the Baltimore Ravens, collecting coins and antiquing. 

His family invites relatives, friends, neighbors and those who knew him for a celebration of life, on Sunday, October 6th, 2019 from one o’clock to four o’clock at his home in Cantwell Ridge at 527 Silverhill Crossing, Middletown, Delaware. 

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Tree of Life Lutheran Church located at 505 Osbourne Street, P.O. Box 64, in Odessa, Delaware 19730.

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  • Good memories are too numerous to count. You are part of some of my happiest times since 1966. I am sure our dear friend, Ellie, welcomed you and now you are flea marketing on the clouds.❤️

  • Our sincere condolences on your Dad’s passing. He and your Mom was a Joy to be with. God Bless You All. May The Blessings Be.

  • We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.He was a man loved by many!We usually call him during Sept and stop cos we go to Rehoboth Beach.We had other commitments to get home to.I know you will have wonderful memories of both your folks.Ginny and Bill Decker’s daughter, Linda…….Hugs and prayers

  • To the Minnich family – Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. I worked with Bob at the Department of Correction when it was formed. I enjoyed working with Bob, he was a dedicated worker.