GIRARD, Ohio – Robert J. Schmalzried, Sr., 68, of Girard, passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at his home.
Robert was born November 27, 1948 in Youngstown, Ohio, the son of Bernard and Alice (Geis) Schmalzried.
Robert was a graduate of Youngstown State University and retired as a co-owner and operator of A&B Unfinished Furniture in Warren, where he had worked for over 35 years.
He was a member of St. Rose Church.
Robert was a devoted family man and enjoyed going to the Jewish Community Center.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, the former, Lenora “Lennie” Walsh, whom he married November 11, 1972; his children, Robert J. Schmalzried, Jr. of Torrington, Wyoming, Lynn (Daniel) Pomponio of Lewis Center, Ohio and Marty Schmalzried of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Christopher, Megan and David; sister, Sr. Maureen Schmalzried of Emmitsburg, Maryland and brothers, Fr. Bernard Schmalzried of Warren, Albert Schmalzried of Vienna and James Schmalzried of Girard.
Besides his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his sister, Mary “Sunshine” Schmalzried.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 12, 11:00 a.m. at St. Rose Church, preceded by a prayer service at 10:30 a.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, January 11, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home.
Robert will be laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery.
Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any condolences to the family.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, January 10 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.