SEBRING, Ohio – Robert E. Lee, “Breezy”, 74, of Sebring, Ohio entered into eternal rest Monday, February 19, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on April 17, 1943 in Alliance, Ohio to the late Paul and Loretta (Panunzio) Lee, a 1961 graduate of Sebring Mckinley High School and life-time resident of Sebring.
Robert was employed by General Motors of Lordstown, Ohio for 32 years retiring in 1994 then later worked at the Smith TWP Recycling Center for four years.
He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church where he participated in many aspects of the church, served as a member of many local clubs/organizations including, UAW Local 1112, Masonic Lodge No. 626 of Sebring and became a 32 Degree Master Mason of the Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, a member of the Alliance Shrine Club and Tadmore Shrine where he served on the Akron Director’s Staff, Roma Society Club of Alliance, Alliance Elks, Loyal Order of Moose of Alliance, American Legion, VFW and Dante’s Club of Alliance.
Robert was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoying many excursions locally and in Canada with his son and friends. A big sports fan, he loved watching all professional and collegiate sports, especially the Cleveland major sports teams and his beloved Ohio State Buckeye’s but most important was being able to spend time with his family and friends.
Robert is survived by his wife, Nancy (Marckel) Lee of 53 years; daughters, Gina (Byron Lawson) Lee, Lisa (Randy White) Martin and Angela (Russ Stull) Nieman; son, Robert (Kaitlyn Taschwer) Lee; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Carol (Richard) Hutton and Patricia Stillwagon; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Carl Stillwagon.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank Alliance Hospice for their support and care through Robert’s illness.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church in Sebring.
Calling hours will be held at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, 126 West Vermont Avenue, Sebring, OH 44672 on Friday, February 23 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with family present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A Rosary Service will be held at 8:00 p.m.
A Masonic Service will be held on Friday, February 23 at the funeral home at 5:30 p.m.
There will also be a time of visitation at the funeral home on Saturday, February 24 before the Mass from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park in Beloit, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alliance Shrine Club Transportation Unit, P.O. Box 2626 Alliance, OH 44601 and Alliance Hospice, 2461 W. State Street, Alliance, OH 44601.
Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home (330) 938-2526.
A television tribute will air Thursday, February 22 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.