Robert John Molek Jr., 59, of New Stanton, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert John Molek Sr., and Irene F. Bozek. He was a loving and compassionate father, husband, brother and friend to all he met. Bob is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Morvetz Molek, and three children, Joshua, Elizabeth and Abigail Molek. Bob also leaves behind six siblings, Joanne Molek, of New Salem, Pa., Janet (Joseph) Zwetolitz, of Charlotte, N.C., John Molek, of New Salem, Judy (John) Shull, of Uniontown, Jeannine (Guy) DeCarlucci, of Raleigh, N.C., Greg (Jill) Molek, of Clayton, N.C., and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a proud Penn Stater and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering, and would later go on to get his master's degree. Bob was a senior technical support engineer for Xylem (Sensus), in Uniontown, for the past 29 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed running on local trails, looking for 5K races to compete in, and dry red wine paired with Polka music and family. He will be greatly missed and remembered as a kind and gentle soul. Friends will be received from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in the C. RICHARD McCAULEY FUNERAL HOME INC. 101 S. Fourth St., Youngwood. A funeral Mass will be held at noon in Holy Cross Catholic Church, Youngwood, with Father William McGuirk officiating. Due to the pandemic, a limited number of people will be permitted in the funeral home at one time. Masks must be worn and social distance must be maintained. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for any contributions to go to his youngest daughter's 529 college educational fund.
Published in Tribune Review on Jan. 11, 2021.