Robert E. Belsterli
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SHELBY: Robert E. Belsterli, age 83, resident of Shelby died Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at his home following a short illness.
Born July 10, 1930 in Shelby to William Gilbert and Dorothy Helen (Evans) Belsterli, he had been a lifelong Shelby resident. A 1948 graduate of Shelby High School, he served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. Bob was formerly employed with Will's Texaco in Shelby, and was a 34 year employee with General Motors retiring in 1993. Following his retirement he was an auto transfer driver for local car dealerships.
Bob was a member of the Shelby American Legion, F.O.E. Aerie #763, Shelby Moose Lodge and was an active member of the Senior Center card club. He enjoyed traveling and watching football on television, especially the Brown's and Ohio State.
Survivors include his wife, Carol (Bendle) Belsterli, whom he wed August 4, 1956; his children, Gary Belsterli, Rob Belsterli and Teresa "Teri" Kuhn, all of Shelby and Amy Belsterli of Olean, New York; ten grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; his brother, William (Dorothy) Belsterli of Clyde, Ohio; sister, Susan Cross of Mansfield; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three daughters, Tammy and Annette Belsterli and Valerie Jean Ritchie and sister, Janice Belsterli.
Private memorial services will be held Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Pastor Douglas Tackett will officiate with interment in Crawford County Memory Gardens. Calling hours will not be observed. Memorial expressions may be made to Hospice of NCO, 1050 Dauch Dr., Ashland, Ohio 44805.
On line condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com
Published in the News Journal on Oct. 3, 2013