Robert ????ob???? F. Repasky of Lorain, Ohio passed away on October 19, 2014 at Main Street Care Center in Avon Lake, Ohio. Robert was the beloved brother, cousin and uncle to many who will miss him dearly. He succumbed to a terminal lung disease diagnosed in 2011.
Born in Meadville, PA on December 29, 1947 to his parents, Anthony (1911-2007) and Clara Repasky (1919-2000), Bob was the second of six brothers – Albert, Robert, Harold, Bernard, Kenneth and William. He was preceded in death by both parents and his brother – Bernie. Bernie died in a tragic fire in his home October 3, 2009.
He is survived by brothers – Albert ????l???? and his wife, Patricia; Harold ????al???? and his wife, Marnie; Kenneth ????en???? and his wife, Cheryl; and William ????ill???? and his wife, Susan. Also surviving is a sister-in-law – Linda; and many cousins whose patriarch is Nicholas ????ick???? Kraus; and is the beloved Uncle to numerous nieces and nephews scattered all over the United States.
Bob grew up and had a wonderful childhood in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Cambridge Springs High School in 1965 where he lettered in high school wrestling. He spent four years in the Navy during which time he completed two tours of duty with the aircraft carrier USS Independence during the Vietnam War. Bob graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, in 1974, with a Bachelor?????s degree in mathematics. He remained single and lived in Lorain, Ohio for the past 40 years. Robert started his career as a math teacher in Lorain at Longfellow Junior High School and taught there from 1974 until 1981. While there he was assistant coach of the wrestling team. He then took a position as a 10th grade mathematics teacher at Vermilion High School and taught there until he retired in 2000. In 1983, Bob was an assistant wrestling coach when the Vermilion team won the Conference championship.
An avid Cleveland Browns fan throughout his time living in Ohio, Bob followed the team despite all their ups and downs. Robert enjoyed traveling and made many trips to California, Colorado, Texas, and Pennsylvania with his parents before their deaths and also traveled a few times with friends to Europe. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Lorain for the past 40 years. Bob was also a long standing member of the Ohio Education Association, the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, and a Life member of AMVETS Post 22. He was a volunteer at Mercy Medical Center in Loraine for ten years.
Friends will be received at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Friday, November 7th from 2-4 and 7-9 and to a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St. Anthony of Padua on Saturday morning, November 8th at 11:00 with Fr. Gregory P. Passauer, Pastor of All Saints Church in Waterford, officiating. A prayer service will begin at the Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be held at St. James Cemetery in Crossingville, PA, with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made in Robert?????s name to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 165 Beach Avenue, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403.