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Robert C. SalkowitzRobert C. Salkowitz, 77, of Lorain, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018 at University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Born Feb. 6, 1941 in Lorain, he lived in Lorain his entire life. He graduated from Lorain High School in 1959 and attended Ohio State University. In his youth, Robert was the first pitcher to pitch a no-hitter in Lorain Little League. Besides playing baseball he also enjoyed playing hockey.
Robert served as 1st ward councilman in the city of Lorain from 1971 to 1981. He then served as Service Director under Mayor William Parker from 1981 to 1984. Prior to this he worked at Fruehauf and also for Prudential Insurance as an insurance agent from 1964 to 1981. He also worked for Lorain County Community College as a grant writer for Northern Ohio Job Training Program. Robert served as Safety Service Director for the city of Bellevue and later retired as the Huron County Administrator in 2000.
He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Lorain, and was a Grand Knight with the former Knights of Columbus Council 4223 Our Lady of the Lake.
Robert enjoyed watching baseball and building things around his house and yard. He loved watching his children and grandchildren play sports of any kind.
Roberts true love in life was his family. He will be missed by his loving wife of 55 years, Jeannette (nee Jesensky); a son, Robert of Lorain; daughters, Rachelle Dalzell of Macedonia, OH, Sheryl (Dennis Perez) Salkowitz of Niwot, CO and Janelle Bokal of Greenwood, IL; 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; a brother, Wayne M. (Cathy) Salkowitz of Sun City, SC; and a sister, Judith (Bill) Murray of Westlake;
He was preceded in death by his parents, Casimir A. and Dorothy (nee Matakovich) Salkowitz; and a brother, Dale.
The family will receive friends on receive friends on Monday from 4:00 - 7:00 pm in the Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, where funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:30 am followed by mass at 11:00 pm at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 1305 E. Erie Ave., Lorain. Rev. Edward J. Smith, pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.
Contributions can be made to St. Anthony of Padua, 1305 E. Erie Ave, Lorain, Ohio 44052 or to the Kidney Foundation of Ohio, 2831 Prospect Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.
JUL 30. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists
2701 Elyria Avenue
Lorain, OH, US, 44055
JUL 31. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
Rob has always been a man who was kind and caring. Al and I give the family our deepest sympathies. The Waymans, Al and Annette
Annette Wayman - July 29, 2018 at 06:56 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
My Father Robert Salkowitz was a very special man. He is the man who was a wonderful father, the man I love more than any in the world, a mentor to me when I had business or even relationship questions. Most of all he was the Greatest man I ever knew and have always been proud to be his daughter. It is because of him I can say my siblings and I had a wonderful childhood as my mom was a stay at home mom and he put his family first. My parents are the only example in their generation of the Perfect Marriage which they took seriously and He showed me what Love truly is as my parents had it right they put their Marriage first an example we read about but I got to see it first hand and until the end of his life. He was the 1st Ward Council Man in Lorain most of my childhood and because of the work he did, we had a pool in the park I could walk to, a skating rink I could walk to or my parents would drive us too to Ice Skate. We grew up in a safe neighborhood and we. My father did as much for his family as he did for the City of Lorain. He never took no for an answer on a subject he was passionate about in business and as a Politician. In his lengthy Political Career he was Moral, Ethical, true to his word yet Humble. My father was a fighter and with his health issues he fought to the end to get better for his family as he knew we wanted much more time with him. The Loss of my Father is a great loss to our family and he will be missed every day for the rest of our lives. I Love You Dad and I will See you again Someday. Till then I will miss you and our talks and will have a seat next to me as I watch old movies and shows like we did.Love,Sheryl Ann Salkowitz
Sheryl Ann Salkowitz - July 28, 2018 at 11:27 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
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