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Robert  A.  Nash
  • Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
    7100 Stadium Drive
    Kalamazoo, MI 49009
  • Kalamazoo Animal Rescue
    2938 Business One Dr.
    Kalamazoo , MI 49048

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“Dear Charlene and family. My wife and I are so sorry for your loss. You are probably thinking, "Who is this guy?" My wife and I reside at 11844...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Gary Courtney Sr.

“Bob will be missed, such a wonderful man. Always willing to help others. I hope you can all find peace knowing he is now pain free after so many...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: The Inman's [from church]

“my condolences .I worked 30years with Bob and had good memories from that period.Regards René Vandenhende ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: René Vandenhende - Coworker

“My heartfelt condolence to Charlene and her family on Bob's passing. He was a gentleman who I respected greatly. I had the pleasure to work alongside...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Paul Ludwig - Orlando, FL

“Char and Family, May Gods love and grace sustain you through this difficult time. Kathy Hageman ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy Hageman - Parchment, MI

“My very sincere condolences to the whole family and affectionate thoughts to Charlene and Jennifer from Cécile and RandallRest in peace, Bob, so...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Randall CHEIPPE

“I have often thought about you and your journey with Bob. I will treasure times of the fall church cookouts and the debates the men had as to ...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Marilyn Thornburg

“So sorry to hear about Bob. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend. We always enjoyed his visits and meeting up with him when he was out walking the...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Rollie & Sharon Preuss - MI

“I knew Bob when I worked for Kalamazoo Lawn Garden. Bob would come in regularly and purchase spark plugs for his lawn equipment. I liked Bob he was...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Steve Burdette

“Dave - I am so sorry to hear about your dad´s passing. I got to know him through my work & always enjoyed chatting with him when he was in! You...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Mollie (Lawrence) Fish


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Robert Austin Nash, 81, passed away peacefully on September 3, 2021. He was born as a son to Harold and Katharine (Osborne) Nash in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, on November 30, 1939. After graduating from Media High School in 1957, Bob attended Delaware Valley College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1966. He received a Master's Degree in management from Nazareth College in 1991.

Bob is survived by Charlene, his devoted wife of more than 50 years as well as daughters Amy (Dan) Libey, Jennifer (Mark) Adams, a son David (Linda) Nash, a sister Mary Lynne Clark, and a niece (Kimberly) and nephew (Erik). Bob worked for The Upjohn Company as a veterinary sales rep in New England and eventually became the Worldwide Marketing Manager of the International Animal Health division, a position that enabled him to travel all over the globe. He was active in the Richland Presbyterian Church all his live, serving as a deacon for many years and as a Sunday school teacher for high school students. Bob's favorite church activity was choir, and he often sang for weddings, funerals and for many, many Sunday services.

Bob's family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, 9170 East D Avenue in Richland. A private family-only funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 17 at the Richland Presbyterian Church. The service will be live-streamed at https://www.facebook.com/First-Presbyterian-Church-Richland-Michigan-164149746972183. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of SW Michigan, 7100 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo 49009 or to the Kalamazoo Animal Rescue, 2938 Business One Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7