Robert Kollar, Sr., 73, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Southwest General Hospital, Middleburg Heights. He was born June 30, 1945 in Cleveland, to the late Andrew and Mary (nee Proze) Kollar.
Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Tet Offensive in Vietnam in 1967-1968. He was employed as a Cleveland Fireman for 33 years, retiring in 2006. He was a member of the Brunswick VFW #9520, the Medina VFW #5137 and I.A.F.F. Local #93.
He enjoyed golfing, carpentry and being a handyman. Bob was devoted to his sibling's care and wouldn't hesitate to drop what he was doing to help others. He was a "father figure" and "mentor" to many people with his special ways of kindness.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Valerie (nee Wilson); dear children, Robert (Julie) Kollar, Jr., Todd Kollar, Gene Wilson, Janelle (Andrew) Martovitz and Nichole (Leon) Rudkowski; brother, John (Jan) Kollar; cherished grandchildren, Ethan, Trenton, Andrew Jr., Noah and Leo; sister-in-law, Diane Kollar; beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews; special friends, Jerry, Mike, Tom and his golfing buddies.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Andrew, Mary, Anna, Marge, Millie, William and Betty.
The family will receive friends for Bob on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. in The Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 1642 Pearl Road (1/2 mile South of Route 303), Brunswick, where funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with Father Joseph O'Donald, officiating, followed by a burial at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville at 12:30 p.m.
The family suggests contributions in his memory be made to the Wounded Warriors, 301 Grant Street, Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Online condolences at www.carlsonfuneralhomes.com