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One of Akron's better-known names has passed away. Stan Bober -- one of the founders of the accounting firm Bober, Markey Fedorovich -- passed away. He would have been 80 in June.
"He was extremely intelligent and possessed great street smarts, but more so on a personal side he was a person who had great heart, courage, passion and empathy. He was always supportive of his community which he felt had been so good to him, said the firm's managing partner Rick Fedorovich.
He says Bober was heavily involved in his community which he felt was always good to him. Bober's public service included working on the White House Small Business Council; chairman of First State Savings and Loan; The Akron Jewish Community Federation and the United Way of Summit County among a host of other charity and community groups.
Bober was an Akron native, raised on Moon Street and a graduate of Buchtel High School and Kent State University before serving in the U.S. Army. His professional career began with the accounting firm Peat Marwick Mitchell in Cleveland, but he returned to Akron to open his own firm in 1959. He remained active in business activities in the firm through the 1990s before retiring and spending time with family and traveling.
Fedorovich remembers Bober as a role model, and a man who led by example and believed in doing the right thing not for business gain but because it was the best way to serve the community. "Stanley was all about doing right when nobody was looking," Fedorovich says, "and that typifies him."
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