Robert L. “Bob” Hecht, age 85, of Celina, OH, died August 31, 2017 at 9:55 
pm at the Celina Manor.  He was born October 13, 1931 in Celina, to the late 
William H. and Ruth B. (Suhr) Hecht.  On September 3, 1950 he married Martha 
L. Hawk, and she survives in Celina.

Other survivors include three sons, Steven R. (Aleita Ailes) Hecht, London, 
OH, David N. Hecht, Sandusky, OH, and Rev. William J. (Debra) Hecht, Winter 
Haven, FL; a daughter, Ellen R. Hecht (John Torrance), Celina; nine 
grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Family members preceding Bob in death were his 4 siblings, Ralph W. Hecht, 
Beatrice Kessler, Anna Lee Amstutz, and R. Neil Hecht; and a 
daughter-in-law, Jennie A. Hecht.
Bob was a 1949 graduate of Celina Senior High School and attended the 
University of Cincinnati. As a professional life/health insurance agent and 
agency manager, Bob completed degrees at both the Purdue Institute of Life 
Insurance Marketing and American College of Financial Services, receiving 
his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation.  For over 60 years, Bob 
enjoyed working with many area insurance agencies, agents and clients as 
owner of Hecht Associates Insurance Agency, Celina.
Bob was a member of the Celina St. John Lutheran Church, Lions Club and the 
Masonic Lodge F & AM 241. He served his community as Mayor of Celina from 
Visitation hours will be from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Sunday, September 3, 2017 
in the Cisco Funeral Home, Celina; where a Masonic Lodge service will be 
held at 6:00 pm.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 am, Monday, September 4, 2017, at St. 
John Lutheran Church, Celina, with Rev. Jeff Gramza and Vicar Dan Gutman 
officiating; where visitation hours will be from 9:30 am – 10:30 am prior to 
the service at the church.
Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery, Celina, OH.  Friends and family are invited to a luncheon in the St. John Fellowship Hall.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. John Builders, 1100 N. 
Main St., Celina, OH 45822.
Condolences may be left at www.ciscofuneralhome.com



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