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Robert Casimir Salkowitz II

May 6, 1969 — August 29, 2023


Robert Casimir Salkowitz II, age 54, affectionately known as Rob or Moose, sadly on August 29th, 2023, he passed away at Avon Cleveland Clinic after an intense and courageous battle against pancreatic cancer with unwavering strength and courage.

Rob was born on May 6th, 1969 in Lorain, and remained a Lorain resident his entire life.   Growing up, Rob graduated from Lorain Catholic High School in 1987. He was an exceptional athlete who played on the LC baseball team as a talented catcher. His love for baseball carried into college as he attended both Baldwin Wallace University.  He also attended Ohio State University and Cleveland State University.

Rob's passion for helping others led him to a rewarding career with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. For the last four years, he dedicated himself to making a difference in the lives of those he served. Prior to that, he spent an admirable 17 years working for the Lorain County Job and Family Services. Rob's commitment and dedication were recognized by his coworkers, who held immense love and respect for him. Recently, he received a well-deserved award for his remarkable 20 years of public service.

Beyond his professional achievements, Rob's greatest joy in life came from being a loving father to his two daughters, Arianna and Gabriela. He was their number one supporter and attended every single one of their events without fail. Rob's unwavering presence in their lives will forever be cherished.

Throughout his life, Rob maintained strong connections with lifelong friends and loved the time spent with the LC Class of '87 Lunch Bunch. They regularly came together and reminisced about their shared memories.

His friends and family knew him as someone with a great sense of humor, always ready with a dad joke that would make everyone laugh. His loyalty knew no bounds; he deeply loved the people in his life and cherished every moment spent with them.

When he wasn't busy making memories with loved ones, spending time with family and friends was always a top priority for him, whether it was poker night with his buddies or embarking on adventures with his family. Rob enjoyed fantasy football, traveling and had a keen eye for antiquing. Additionally, he was a devoted fan of the Cleveland Indians.

One of Rob's proudest accomplishments was participating in two two-day marathons in support of multiple sclerosis. His determination and perseverance during these events exemplified his incredible spirit and commitment to making a difference in the lives of others.

Rob is survived by his loving wife and caregiver Melissa (nee Kaczur), his adoring daughters Arianna and Gabriela, his beloved mother Jeannette (nee Jesensky) Salkowitz, and his stepchildren Gabriella Cantu, Tori Cantu, Cecelia Kurtz, and Colin Kurtz. He will also be deeply missed by his sisters Rochelle Dalzell, Sheryl (Dennis Perez) Salkowitz, Jenelle (Richard) Bokal, as well as many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Rob will forever remain in our hearts as a remarkable individual who touched countless lives with his kindness, generosity, and love. He leaves behind a legacy of strength, resilience, and unwavering dedication to his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert C. Salkowitz in 2018.

In honor of Rob's life and the impact he made, a visitation will be held at Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue in Lorain on September 2nd, 2023, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM where following the visitation, a memorial service will take place starting at 7:00 PM.  Fr. Thomas Sanders OSB, associate pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church will officiate.

The family encourages gifts of kindness in memory of Rob be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or online at


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, September 2, 2023

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Dovin Funeral And Cremation Specialists

2701 Elyria Ave, Lorain, OH 44055

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Memorial Service

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Dovin Funeral And Cremation Specialists

2701 Elyria Ave, Lorain, OH 44055

Father Thomas Sanders OSB, associate pastor at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, officiating.

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


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