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Dr. Robert Baab, 84, Wooster

Published: February 18, 2016 4:00 AM

WOOSTER -- Dr. Robert Orr Baab, 84, of Wooster, passed away on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at his home.

Born July 17, 1931, in Cleveland, he was the son of John and Emily Orr Baab of Orrville.

Robert was a graduate of Smithville High School, received his bachelor's degree from The College of Wooster and was graduated from The Ohio State University Medical School.

He began his career in 1958 as a general physician with the Public Health Service at the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. In 1962, he relocated to Crookston, Minn., where he was the anesthesiologist at Crookston Riverview Hospital for 25 years. He returned to Wooster in 1984, practicing at Wooster Community Hospital for 26 years.

Robert was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, and was a member of many medical societies and many theatre groups in Northeast Ohio including the WaCPAC in Wooster. He was involved with theatre for more than 35 years. An avid fan of baseball, Robert was a player, coach and umpire. He was inducted into the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame. He also enjoyed photography.

Surviving are his wife, Rose Marie Jelinski Baab; children, Elizabeth Baab of Orrville, Samantha Baab (David Delehanty) of Pocatello, Idaho, Leslie Baab (Jan Mankovecky) of Columbus, Matthew Baab of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Paula (Joe) Kavanaugh of Minneapolis, Minn.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Sarah Wilson of Marshallville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.




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