With a heavy heart, we regret to inform our Wright Seaplane Base members, followers and friends that one of our founding members, Bob Mayne, has moved on to fly in clearer skies. We send our sincerest condolences to his family and friends. We will miss you Bob.
OBITUARY: MAYNE, Robert "Bob" William, age 93, of Oakwood, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Bob was born to the late Robert A.C. and Ruth D. (nee Dissinger) Mayne on March 10, 1923, in Dayton, OH.
He was a graduate of Oakwood H.S. and The Ohio State University. Bob served his country in the Army Air Corp during WWII. He was one of the first service men to be trained in the operation and repair of radar. Bob enjoyed aviation, history and volunteered for over 20 years at Wright "B" Hanger in Springboro, OH. He was a founding member of the Wright Brothers Sea Plane Association, past State President of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), past board member of St. Joseph's Orphanage, past commander of Dayton Commandery #68, member of Reese Council #9, and past President of Kiwanis of Oakwood. Bob was also a member of the Mystic Lodge #405, the Scottish Rite, precinct captain for the local Republican Party and a longtime member of the Lutheran Church of our Savior.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Martha, Nancy, Mary, and David and nephews, Michael and Robert. Bob is survived by his wife of 48 years, Phyllis; children, Patrick (Eden), Christine, and Barbara Mayne, and grandchildren, Lauren and Ethan.
Family will greet friends from 5:00pm-8:00pm with Masonic services at 7:30 pm on Friday, July 15, 2016 at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Rd. Kettering, OH. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Lutheran Church of our Savior, 155 E. Thruston Blvd. Dayton, OH. Burial at Woodland Cemetery.
In memory of Bob, the family has asked for donations to be made to the Wright "B" Flyer, Inc., 10550 N Springboro Pike, Miamisburg, OH 45342, or to a charity of your choice.