MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio – Prayers will begin Wednesday, October 25 at 9:15 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at the Our Lady of Sorrows, Holy Name Church, 613 N. Lakeview, Youngstown, for Robert Layko, 71, whom died suddenly Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at home.
Robert was born April 7, 1946 in Youngstown, the son of Joseph and Marie (Boury) Layko.
He was a 1964 graduate of Ursuline High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Youngstown State University.
Robert worked as a salesman and engineer for Packard for 40 years until retiring.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served his country during the Vietnam War.
Robert enjoyed all sports, especially golf and football. Most of all, he enjoyed the time he spent with his family, especially his grandsons, whom he loved dearly.
Robert is survived by his wife, the former Joan Costarella, whom he married January 3, 1967; two sons, Anthony Layko of Niles and Robert (Helen) Layko, Jr., both of Lowellville; two brothers, Deacon Ron (Nancy) Layko of Youngstown and Ralph (Janet) Layko of Cary, North Carolina; three grandsons, Dominic, Vincent and Erik Layko; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Family and friends may call on Tuesday, October 24 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
Please visit www.higgins-reardon.com to send condolences to the family.