Nyce Named Fairlawn Resident Of Month
Robert Nyce is the September Resident of the Month at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home.
He was born July 24, 1926, in Souderton, Pa., to Wynne and Grace Nyce. The oldest of four children, he has one sister, Joyce (Millard) Osborne and two brothers, Donald (Faye) and John (Dorothy).
He graduated from high school in 1944 and joined the Civilian Public Service to serve during World War II. He served in Luray, Va., where he worked on roads and in a fire tower; Three Rivers, Calif., where he removed brush to prevent forest fires; and Howard, R.I., where he worked in a mental hospital.
After CPS, he attended Goshen (Ind.) College, where he met Ruth Yoder. Married Aug. 2, 1950, they moved to Pennsylvania, where Bob attended Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia.
In July 1956, Bob and Ruth moved to Fayette, where he began his medical practice. He served on the school board and helped restore the historic Opera House.
He enjoyed taking care of patients the old-fashioned way by making house calls and being available anytime. He practiced family medicine for 47 years, retiring in 2003.
The couple had five children: Karen (Randy), Richard (Eileen), Susan (Kirk), Phil (Maribeth), and William Jay, deceased. They have 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Bob and Ruth are members of Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold. Bob has served as elder and taught Sunday School, and was a member of the Peace and Justice group.
He enjoyed participating in panel discussions dealing with ethics, health, and legal issues, which were a part of Sunday evening services in area churches.