Robert Frank “Bob” Fliess, 68, passed away on January 10, 2021. Bob was born in Medina Ohio, son of the late Manfred Fliess and Ruth Way Fliess.

Bob was a math professor, first at the University of Pittsburgh and then at West Liberty University, where he participated in the faculty senate and was very active in college affairs. Bob loved bridge, poker, terrible puns, and cats, and kept freshwater fish. Bob was at Woodstock, and had a great time there. Bob was an excellent storyteller, and enjoyed entertaining the people he loved.

Bob was preceded in death by his brother Rexford Fliess, his second wife Kristin Marie (Reitmeyer) Fliess, his son Michael Rexford Fliess, and his third wife Vie Strong.

Bob was survived by his son Jason Andrew Fliess and spouse Alexandra Diane Fliess, daughter Megan Ruth Fliess and husband Christian Keener, and daughter Jennifer Michelle Fliess and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Belmont County Animal Shelter or the Smart Center in Wheeling, WV.

Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Wheeling (304-242-2311).

Condolences can be left for the family online at www.KepnerFuneral.com.