OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" Joseph Saal

June 19, 1941September 1, 2018
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Robert “Bob” Saal passed away Saturday September 1, 2018 in Gainesville, Florida.

He was born June 19, 1941 in Akron, Ohio to parents Gilbert and Ruth (Freudeman-Saal) Papoi. Bob lived most of his life in Ohio, then relocated to Florida after retirement from ODOT. His passion was martial arts and became the President of the Karate Federation. His other enjoyment was driving his classic 1963 ford Galaxy to car shows with his Gainesville Street Rods friends.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ramona (Hensley), their son Randy, daughter Robyn (Steve) Szabo and five adored grandchildren Max, Nicholas, Sam, Ava and Scout.

Friends and family will be received at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6-8:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated by Rev. David Misbrener, will be held at 11:00am on Friday, September 14, at St. Peter of the Fields Church, 3487 Old Forge Rd, Rootstown, Ohio. Interment will follow at St. Peter of the Fields Cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared at wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ramona (Hensley), their son Randy, daughter Robyn (Steve) Szabo and five adored grandchildren Max, Nicholas, Sam, Ava and Scout.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, September 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Robert "Bob" Joseph Saal

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John Forcone

September 14, 2018

Mr. Saal was an inspiration to all of us Karate Practitioners who knew him. He was genuinely a kind soul. In the film, The Wizard of Oz, the Wizard explains to the Tin-man, "Remember my sentimental friend, a Heart is Not measured by how you Love Others, but by how much you Are Loved by Others". Mr. Saal showed through his life that this statement is true. He was Loved by Others.

John J Forcone

Dana & Jan Freudeman

September 13, 2018

our heartfelt condolences go out to Ramona, Randy and Robyn as well as the entire family.
We fondly remember the early years and the Christmas Eve's at the Saul house where as young
kids the magic of Santa Claus was alive in our hearts and minds.
God Bless you at this time of grief.
Dana & Jan

Claudia Giffuni-Pai

September 13, 2018

Steve Szabo

September 12, 2018

Robyn Szabo

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Robyn Szabo

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Robyn Szabo

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Robyn Szabo

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Robyn Szabo

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Robyn Szabo

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Biography

Robert “Bob” Saal passed away Saturday September 1, 2018 in Gainesville, Florida.

He was born June 19, 1941 in Akron, Ohio to parents Gilbert and Ruth (Freudeman-Saal) Papoi. Bob lived most of his life in Ohio, then relocated to Florida after retirement from ODOT. His passion was martial arts and became the President of the Karate Federation. His other enjoyment was driving his classic 1963 ford Galaxy to car shows with his Gainesville Street Rods friends.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ramona (Hensley), their son Randy, daughter Robyn (Steve) Szabo and five adored grandchildren Max, Nicholas, Sam, Ava and Scout.

Friends and family will be received at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6-8:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated by Rev. David Misbrener, will be held at 11:00am on Friday, September 14, at St. Peter of the Fields Church, 3487 Old Forge Rd, Rootstown, Ohio. Interment will follow at St. Peter of the Fields Cemetery.

Condolences and memories may be shared at wood-kortright-borkoski.com.