Robert Paul Messner, Jr., 82, went home to be with the Lord on March 8, 2013. |
Born in Akron on June 12, 1930 to Robert and Clara Messner Sr., he was an area resident all of his life. Bob, a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, retired from Falls Lumber Co. with 41 years of service and was a member of Springfield Assembly of God.
He was preceded in death by his son, Donald Paul; and sister, Margaret Losh. Bob is survived by his loving family; wife of 63 years, Delores; children, Robert William (Linda) Messner, Rebecca June (Mike) Welch, and Ronald Bryan (Michelle) Messner; sister, Roberta Flanagan; grandchildren, Michael Scott (Diane) Welch, Dr. Meredith L. Welch (Dr. John Piede), Beth Rich, Bridget, Bonnie, Robert Welcome, Ian Doyle, Katherine Ann, and Declan Quinn Messner; great-grandchildren, Brooks Michael Welch, Matthew, Emily and Nathan Rich; and many other dear relatives and friends.
Our family would like to extend a heart felt Thank You to Roselane and Crossroads Hospice for all of their loving care and kindness.
Visitation Tuesday 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Hecker Funeral Home in Uniontown, where funeral services will immediately follow at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Mark Hadinger officiating. Burial Greenlawn Memorial Park in Akron. Memorials may be made in his name to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. Hecker, 330 699-2600.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Mar. 10 to Mar. 11, 2013