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Robert Barry "Bob" Ordway, age 75, died at home on July 19, 2017. A new resident of Traverse City and formerly of Alden, he was originally from Homewood, Illinois.
Bob is survived by his wife and best friend, Laurie; brothers, George (late Diane) and Jeffrey (Karen) Ordway; and many cousins and friends.
Bob graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in marketing.
He was a member of the U.S. Army and during that time served a tour of duty in Vietnam.
Bob retired from IBM Corporation after 28 years of service and subsequently worked in various marketing positions with a number of other companies.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Elk Rapids and an active member of the Alden's Men's Club.
He will be remembered for his warm smile and generous giving nature.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Bob will be held on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., at the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 143 Charles St., Elk Rapids, MI 49629. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob's name may be made to Munson Hospice House, 450 Brook St., Traverse City, MI 49684; or Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church.
Published on July 22, 2017
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