Robert W. Niehaus
Robert W. Niehaus, M.D., 85, of Southern Pines, died Sunday, April 24, 2011.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at St. Andrew’s Church, 552 Main Street, Milford, Ohio. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 11000 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati. A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Evans Funeral Home, 741 Center Street, Milford, Ohio.
A memorial service will be held at a future date at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, in Southern Pines.
A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Dr. Niehaus was born in 1925, in Cincinnati, to Lucille L. and Sylvester J. Niehaus. He served as pharmacist mate, acquiring college training for the V-12s in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and as a captain in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1950 and specialized in pediatrics at Philadelphia Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Niehaus enjoyed private practice in Hyde Park, Ohio, while serving on the attending staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center until his retirement to Southern Pines in 1997. Prior to and during retirement, he enjoyed playing tennis, golf, working with horses, caring for his beloved patients and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Mildred Murphy Niehaus; his children, Lois A. (nee Niehaus) Swisher (Bill), Carol L. Niehaus, Douglas A. Niehaus (Sandy), Michael J. Niehaus (Nicole) and Andrea M. (nee Niehaus) Barnes (Clifton); his brother the Rev. Thomas K. Niehaus (Julie); grandchildren, Robert W. III, Carlin and Patrick Niehaus, Jennifer (nee Swisher) Real, M.D. (David), Christa Swisher, M.D., and Matthew Swisher, M.D., Margaret Niehaus-Sauter, Nicholas (Kelley) and Dustin Niehaus, Lauren (nee Niehaus) Dabbelt (Peter), Hannah and Merrick Niehaus, Malone Simpson and Will Griffin Barnes; and great-grandchildren, Stella and Brody Dabbelt. He was preceeded in death by his eldest son, Robert W. Niehaus Jr.; and brother James S. Niehaus.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, Ohio 45201-5202. Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is assisting the family.