LEETONIA - Robert Evan Mesmer Sr., 86, died Sept. 2 at his home, cared for and surrounded by family.
He was born Dec. 3, 1927, in Youngstown, a son of the late Theodore and Grace (Bossert) Mesmer Sr.
Mr. Mesmer was of the Lutheran faith. He was a 1946 graduate of Springfield Local High School and served in the Army from 1946-1949. He was employed by Ted Mesmer and Sons, the family business.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Sandra Jean.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lois Ray Mesmer, two sons, Robert (Marty) Mesmer Jr. and Alan (Debbie) Mesmer, both of Leetonia; two daughters, Ann (Randy) Zeigler of Virginia and Kim (John) Talbot of North Carolina; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours and memorial services will be held at a later date. The family requests any material contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley. Arrangements were handled by the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home.
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