Robert James Eastwood, 62, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Medina Hospital, where he had been born June 14, 1956, to James and Eleanor (Rauscher) Eastwood.
Bob loved growing up with and graduating with the Medina High School Class of 1975. He participated in various activities and sports in school and loved being part of the marching band. Bob was a scout with troop 501 and traveled to Philmont Scout Ranch, as well as Northern Wisconsin National Canoe Base as a teen. Bob was happy to become one of the original residents of the Ann Tubbs independent housing apartments in 1989.
He enjoyed and was conscientious in his job as custodian at the Medina Shopping Center for over 25 years. Bob was enthusiastic about so many things, including The Monkees rock-n-roll band and Rocky movies. Bob was a huge Cleveland sports fan, loving his Indians, Browns and Cavs, as well as Ohio State and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Bob spent the last several years of his life at Pearlview Care Center in Brunswick and considered it home. He loved his Thursday outing to the day program of Midwest Community Services, where he made many new friends. The staff on two East at Medina Hospital rose to the challenge of caring for Bob in the final weeks of life. Bob faced many challenges in life. He was resilient, most often responding that he felt "pretty good" even when many aspects of his life and health had changed.
Most importantly, Bob loved God and had often written on cards and told his family and friends "Jesus Loves You". Though Bob is now gone from our sight, we rejoice that he has left behind the trials of this life for the glories of life eternal in Heaven with his Savior.
Bob is survived by his beloved mother, Eleanor Eastwood; his brother, David Eastwood; sister, Carol (Bill) Magargee; niece, Liz (Phillip) Odom; nephews, Ben and Tim Magargee and uncle Richard (Carole) Rauscher; Bob grew up with and loved his cousins, Sheryl (Bruce) Boyd, Ron (Danna) Eastwood and Doug (Rita) Eastwood.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, James Eastwood; uncle and aunt, Roger and Linda Eastwood and grandparents.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court Street. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Harvest Presbyterian Church, 1095 East Reagan Parkway, Medina, OH 44256.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Harvest Presbyterian Church.
Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com