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Robert Arie Meeth

November 19, 1931 December 26, 2017
Robert Arie Meeth
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Meeth, Robert A. passed away unexpectedly on December 26, 2017 in Hollywood, FL. Robert was born in Grand Rapids, MI, on November 19, 1931 to Arie Meeth and Irene (Goodhart) Meeth. They predeceased him along with his sister Gloria Kress. Bob is survived by his sons: Rick (Phyllis) of Bay City and John of Honolulu. His grandchildren, Katie (fiancé Nate Zanotti), Mike and Bobby Meeth; his twin sister Marilyn (William) Lundquist and many nieces and nephews. Two of his good friends, Gary (Ginette) Will of Port St. Lucie, FL., and Jay (Sue) Ross of Bay City.
Bob attended Albion College where he played on the 1952 National Championship football team and was captain of the basketball team. His first teaching and coaching job was in Sandusky, MI but it was interrupted by two years of Army service in Korea. After his military service Bob and his wife Carol lived in Miami, FL where he earned his Masters Degree in Education from the University of Miami.
Bob and Carol moved to South Lyon, MI, where Bob coached basketball and golf before being hired as the varsity basketball coach at Bay City Central in 1962. Bob is the second winningest boys basketball coach in BCC history. During his time as JV football Coach Bob only lost two games and he helped the varsity program by calling plays from the press box for Elmer Engel. He was very proud of all the players on his teams.
Bob retired from Central High School in 1986 as a History teacher and he quickly moved to Florida where he spent much of his time at the beach, racetrack and watching the market while having the time of his life. Bob came back every fall to be with his grandchildren as they grew up and watch them compete at Central High School. He was a larger than life person in the eyes of his family and will be sadly missed.
Per Robert’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends may visit with the family Saturday, January 13, 2018 between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM at the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel, 256 N. Madison Avenue, Bay City. Those wishing to make a contribution in memory of Bob should do so with the Bay City Central Booster Club. For on-line sentiments:

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1:00 PM 1/13/2018 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 1/13/2018 4:00:00 PM
Trahan Funeral Chapel & Prearrangement Center

256 N. Madison Avenue
Bay City, MI 48708

Trahan Funeral Chapel & Prearrangement Center
256 N. Madison Avenue Bay City 48708 MI
United States

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