Roberta "Bobbie" Jean Gonder , 85 of Zanesville died at 11:44 AM Tuesday July 25th at the Oaks at Bethesda following a lengthy courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.
She was born on July 8, 1932 in Zanesville, Ohio the daughter of Carl C. Rittberger Jr. and Helen Louise Myers. “Bobbie" was a lifelong member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was employed most of her life as a book keeper for Rittberger Brothers, then Hamilton & Priest Accountants; and later with O.K. Coal & Concrete. She volunteered for many years with the Genesis Pro Am golf tournament and very much enjoyed golfing & playing cards.
She is survived by her two children; Debbie West and Mike (Judy) Gonder both of Zanesville; 4 grandchildren, Matt West, Nathan West, Jared (Bailee) Gonder and Wesley Gonder, and a great granddaughter, Abigail Rose West, on her way.; her siblings, Bea Brown, Sue McCullough, Shirley (Warren) Van Wye, Ted (Jan) Rittberger and numerous nieces & nephews. "Bobbie" was preceded in death by her parents & her husband, John A. Gonder.
Friends may call 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on South 7th St., Zanesville, with the funeral service at 2:00 PM. Burial will conclude at the Williams Cemetery, Jersey Ridge Rd.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Falls Township Fire Department; or the Genesis Healthcare Foundation to either the John Gonder Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Genesis HealthCare Foundation
1135 Maple Ave. Zanesville OH 43701 or The Genesis Parkinson’s Support Group.
The Bryan & Hardwick Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave. Zanesville is in charge of the arrangements. To share memories and condolences with Bobbie’s family please click the guest book link on the left of the page.