Robert John Naughton

COLUMBIANA– Robert John Naughton, 55, of Columbiana passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 4 surrounded by his family after a two-month battle with cancer.

Rob was born Jan. 11, 1964 in Salem, the son of Robert L. and Doris Robb Naughton. A lifelong resident of Columbiana, Rob was a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Columbiana for over 25 years.

He served our country in the United States Army from April of 1984 until June of 1991. He was stationed in Wertheim and Hamburg, West Germany and served in the Persian Gulf War Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

Rob is survived by his wife of 18 years, Carrie Nulf Naughton; his daughter, Stephanie Naughton of Dunstable, England; his son, Robert L. (Sami Vietz) Naughton and a grandson; two sisters, Deborah (Gary) Gorby and Joyce (Ken) Allcorn of Columbiana; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Jenny and Sam Fleeson of Columbiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Melvin and Camille Nulf.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home in Columbiana with Pastor Dave Conrad of Trinity Lutheran Church of Niles officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 and again for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the Funeral Home.

Military honors will be accorded by the Benjamin Firestone Post #290, American Legion Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please consider memorial tributes in Rob’s name to the Benjamin Firestone American Legion Post #290, P.O. Box 143, Columbiana, OH 44408 or to Community Hospice, 2341 East State Street Unit B, Salem, OH 44460.

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