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Robert W. Bayliss

June 7, 1925 ~ September 10, 2019 (age 94)
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Robert W. Bayliss, 94, of Defiance, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.  
He was born on June 7, 1925 to the late Harry and Cora (Mast) Bayliss in Delaware Twp., OH. Robert proudly served our country in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. In 1953 he married Grace (Steffel) Bayliss, who preceded him in death on December 19, 2008.

Robert worked at Aro Corp., Fisher Auto Service, Zellers, Maumee Valley Vending, and at General Motors in Defiance for many years until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of Elks Lodge #147, and VFW #3360 in Defiance.
Robert is survived by his daughter, Linda Lemble of Toledo, Ohio.  
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Bayliss, brothers, Richard Bayliss, Donald Bayliss, and Lester Bayliss, and sisters, Goldie Weber and Hazel Gallagher.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 noon at the funeral home, with Bruce Mohley officiating. Entombment will follow the service at Riverview Memory Gardens Mausoleum, with military honors accorded by VFW #3360.
Memorials are suggested to CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. Online condolences can be given at

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