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Robert "Bob" R. Pekkanen

June 30, 1949 ~ August 25, 2021 (age 72)

Obituary

Robert R. Pekkanen, age 72, of The Villages, FL., formerly of Cortland, entered eternal rest on August 25, 2021.

Born June 30, 1949, in New Castle PA, the middle son of the late William and Jennie Marttala Pekkanen, Bob lived most of his life in Ohio. He graduated from Springfield Local High School in Springfield Township, OH and Case Tech University in Cleveland, OH. While at Case Bob was a member of the Case Rough Riders basketball team as well as the SAE national fraternity. Upon graduation Bob moved to Cortland, OH and worked at Delphi Packard Electric in Warren, OH where he retired as a general supervisor in 2002.  Bob enjoyed playing golf, supporting his children’s activities, and spending time with family and friends.  Bob and Karen moved to The Villages in 2013 where Bob enjoyed bowling, golfing with friends, and especially the many opportunities to play Texas hold’em poker.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife Karen Cooney Pekkanen; son Douglas (Mindy) Pekkanen of Marietta, GA; daughter Julie (Bradley) Yanko of Chardon, OH and his granddaughters Allison and Kelly Pekkanen and Cecelia and Sofia Yanko. Bob also leaves his brothers William (Marilyn) Pekkanen and Ronald Pekkanen of Ohio.  Preceding Bob in death were his parents and infant son Geoffrie.

The family will receive guests on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 10:00am -11am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Cortland, Ohio. A memorial mass will follow at 11:00am with the Reverend Carl Kish officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s honor to the Parkinson’s support group InMotion (be inmotion.org) or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia, OH.

Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.familycareservices.com


Services

Visitation
Thursday
September 30, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church
4659 Niles-Cortland Road NE
Cortland, OH 44410

Memorial Mass
Thursday
September 30, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church
4659 Niles-Cortland Road NE
Cortland, OH 44410

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