AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 4 at St. Joseph Church in Austintown for Robert L. Hackett, 92, who passed away Monday afternoon, October 31, at Hospice House with his loving family by his side.
He was born July 3, 1924 in Highland Park Michigan, a son of Harold and Florine (Couture) Hackett.
In 1926 his family moved to Pontiac, Michigan. There he attended school and graduated from Pontiac Senior High School in 1943.
In July of 1943 he entered the military service of the U.S. Army where he served in the Airborne Engineers-10th Air Force and spent two years in the C.B.I. Theater. (China-Burma-India) Building and repairing airfields. He was discharged in February, 1946.
Robert attended Michigan State University and The Pontiac Michigan Business Institute.
Before retiring in October, 1980, Robert spent 33 years with the General Motors. Prior to coming to the Lordstown, Ohio plant in 1965, he worked at the Pontiac and Willow Run Plants in Michigan. While at the Lordstown Plant he held the positions of Supervisor of Labor Relations, Employment and the Benefit of Activities.
Mr. Hackett had been a member of St. Joseph Church since its inception in 1966.
Mr. Hackett was proceeded in death by his beloved wife, Joan J. (Monroe) whom he married October 6, 1951. They had 50 wonderful years together.
Robert is survived by a son, Gregory J. Hackett of St. Augustine, Florida; three daughters, Karen A. (Doug) Warren of Poland Ohio, Cynthia J. (John) Mang of Austintown, Ohio and Lisa M. (Bernie) Sobon of Austintown, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Matthew Chizmar, Courtney, John and Jaime Syvanych, Katie (Miller), Stacie and John Mang. Margo and Travis Hackett, Gage and Madison Sobon and eight great-grandchildren.
He is also proceeded in death by his sister, Jeanne E. Stephens of Baltimore, Maryland and a brother Harold J. Hackett, Jr. of Pontiac, Michigan and his beloved dog, Charlie.
Friends may call from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the Mass at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Hospice House, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, Ohio 44512 or to the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd., Seville, Ohio 44273.
Interment will take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery with Full Military Honors at a later date.
Arrangements handled by Lane Family Funeral Homes.