East Palestine - Donald Edward Robb, 54, of East Palestine passed away, January 31, 2020 at Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley.
A faithful husband and father, a loving son and brother, a dependable friend of many…this is the Don Robb we celebrate.
He was born in Salem, Ohio on August 11, 1965 to Don and Sandra Minamyer Robb. He enjoyed a childhood filled with Little League baseball, Boy Scouts (Troop 70) and the company of his brothers, David and Brad. He was a 1983 graduate of the East Palestine High School and a 1986 graduate of the ITT Technical Institute.
On July 8, 1989, he married the love of his life, Carol Selby who would be his loyal companion and greatest cheerleader for 30 years. Together, they raised two sons, Adam (Brittany) and Alex to be hard-working, responsible and kind.
Professionally, Don worked at TAD in East Palestine, BV Manufacturing in New Springfield and at Youngstown Tool and Die. Even after being diagnosed with cancer, he refused to quit working and simply carried his chemo pack with him to his job. His unwavering commitment to providing for his family exemplified his selflessness.
This same nature led him to generously give of his time and talents within the EP community. He could be counted on to work the concession stand at every home football game and to serve breakfast at the Community Center on the 4th of July. He acted as the treasurer for the East Palestine Youth Sports Association for multiple years with complete transparency and honesty. He was a member of the 1st United Presbyterian Church where he formerly served as co-financial secretary.
Don’s greatest joys were coaching his son’s baseball teams and Sunday Family Time at his mom and dad’s. His ornery sense of humor, infectious smile and famous Mac & Cheese made this weekly event something to look forward to by his brothers and their families– Dave and Marie, Avery and Caitlyn, Brad and Robin, Jaxson and Tanner. Family vacations to the beach created lifelong memories to be cherished.
He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Joyce Selby and his sister-in-law, Marcia Hubbard, her husband, John and their daughter, Leslie, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
His paternal grandparents, Ed and Nell Robb, his maternal grandparents, Chuck and Eileen Minamyer and his father-in-law, Richard Selby preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 4:00 pm at the Van Dyke-Swaney-Rettig Funeral Home, East Palestine, with Pastor Patrick J. Smith officiating.
Visitation will be held prior to the service on Saturday, from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the funeral home.
Monetary donations can be made to the East Palestine Alumni and Friends Scholarship Association in Don’s memory. c/o Mary Bingham, 316 E Martin, EP 44413
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