OBITUARY

Robert Andrew Sosenko

April 7, 1940September 14, 2021
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Sosenko, Robert A., 81 passed away September 14, 2021, in Tampa, Florida. Robert (Bob) was born in Cleveland, Ohio graduating from Lincoln High School in 1958. After high school in October of 1958, he enlisted in The United States Army and was stationed at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. Bob worked as an Offset Pressman receiving numerous decorations and medals and was honorably discharged in June 1961. Bob was employed by McNichols Company in Cleveland and took a transfer moving his family to Tampa, Florida in 1978. He stayed with McNichols Company through his retirement in 2003. During this time Bob joined the Florida Marine Patrol Auxiliary which is now known as Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation. Bob enjoyed serving the state of Florida and received the rank of Major before retiring. Bob enjoyed time with his family and loved spending time with his grandson taking great joy in watching him play football. Bob was an avid sportsman, enjoying bowling, tennis, golf, and many other sports.

Bob is survived by his wife Carol (Werntz) of 56 years; grandson, Sean Henneman, four daughters, Lisa Chandler (Jeff), Halle Henneman (Mark), Shelley Sosenko, Kimberly Boulahanis (Johnny Owens and his children, Jordan, Paris, Destany and her son Vincent); brother, Dennis Sosenko; along with many loving nieces, nephews, and loving extended family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alex Sosenko, mother, Doris Albanese, and sister, Charlene Austin.

A Celebration of Life will be held on October 6, 2021, at 10:30am at Blount & Curry Funeral Home (Carrollwood). The family will receive friends one hour prior. An internment with Military Honors will be held at the Florida National Cemetery Bushnell, Florida on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 11am.

Donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Bob’s name.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021

  • Military Honors

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

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Robert Andrew Sosenko

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Ken Seichko

October 13, 2021

Carol and Family, I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Bob. He was a genuine person to know and a great friend. Besides being my godfather he was truly a wonderful and longtime friend of my Dad. Not only going back to there time in the service together but continuing on for a major part of there lives. Bob was the best man for my Mom and Dad at there wedding and there friendship continued on. I had the privilege of having Bob attend my mom and dad's 50th Anniversary party as a surprise to both of them. And just a few years later was honered to bring my Dad down to Florida to surprise Bob and Carol at there surprise Anniversary party. Sadly my Dad passed away a couple of years after that party but always said that was one of the highlights of his life being able to share the same kind of friendship with one of his oldest and dearest buddies. Well Bob I hope you and my Dad are enjoying yourself tell him I said hi and until we all meet again. Rest in Peace. Kenny Seichko and Family.

Peggy Rose

October 12, 2021

Bob was one of the kindest and most knowledgeable people I ever met. It was a gift to meet him through work and a blessing to have him share his knowledge of people, ethics and technical knowledge. He was so patient and generous! The world is an emptier place without him.
My sincere condolences on his passing and prayers to his family and friends for loving memories and peace of mind.

Joemari “Joe “ Cagulada

October 7, 2021

First of all thank you God almighty for everything you have given to us every day and all the blessings we received. My name is Joe and I’m bobs caregiver since last year’s November. I grew up with out a fathers figure my dad passed away when I was so young , And I met this Gentleman man bob , we shared a lot of good memories together even in a short period of time but I considered that so precious in my heart. Bob thought me to love your family more than anything else in the world . We have a connection on loving music even though we have a huge gap of age but when we talk about music and listen to his 1950’s songs I can still relate and sing w him in his living room. And sometimes Carrol dance w the music and bob sometimes recall when they were young dancing in the floor. I love his family all of them treat me as like a family member to them . And bob is not only my patient but I considered him as my second father . Bob , I will continue to take care of the sick people and you will always here inside my heart until that moment we will see each other again. I love you and go to the light he is waiting for you now on heaven .❤️❤️❤️

Jerry Sutton

October 1, 2021

A great friend, so many funny jokes, so much laughter and so many great times at Panera Bread. He loved his cars and trucks and seemed like he was buying a new car every year. So many stories about the great deal he got with awesome negotiating. He was an amazing man with integrity and loved his family and friends. He will be missed.

Sharon Robertson

September 28, 2021

Had the pleasure of knowing Bob for over 40 years. He was a great guy. We worked at McNichols together. Bob and several of his cohorts immediately stood out from everyone else. I remember my first impression was how friendly and laid back he was, funny, easy, and so outgoing.
He was in charge of sales, appropriately so, as he had a vast knowledge of the product offerings and services. He was very down to earth and sold a lot of metal while helping others with their sales. Perfect fit for a blue collar specialty steel industry. He was down to earth and customer relationships came easy to him. He was a great teacher and mentor to all around him. Bob was a company man and highly respected. We were all part of a big family at McNichols and worked hard and had fun at the same time. Bob was a great story teller and you could listen to those stories for hours. Ha! He had two great families - and he was proud of both - The Hole Team at work and his wife and daughters. He was also part of many pranks people would play on each other--perhaps Bob was the instigator?? :). I remember one time when Bert Peterson received a letter from the county telling him they were going to take his home because a road right of way was going to be put in that area. It was very official, on letterhead and everything and Bert bought the story... Then there was the rubber chicken that kept showing up in different places driving Dick Myers crazy.
Fond, funny memories. I think he had names for everyone, and we had names for him --"RAS" and "Chrome Dome" were favorites. Bob loved when there were get togethers outside of work as well and after he retired. He was great at promoting those gatherings and would be the first one to call and see what he could do or bring.
Brian and I are honored to have had Bob and Carol as friends. Our deepest condolences to Carol and daughters and extended family. He's home now, safely home with his Lord, he's been called.

Noreda Gould

September 28, 2021

Bob and I worked together for 10 years at McNichols in Cleveland. He started out as my boss and ended up as a friend.
Kept in touch through the years. Our running joke throughout this time was that he was older than me.
He was funny, smart,a good listener and friend. I will miss him!
RIP Bob

Vern Schroeder

September 27, 2021

Bob and I shared many cups of coffee together at Panera bread in Carrollwood. We became best friends and enjoyed our time together there and our visits with Carole and Bob going out to dinner. Always fun times and unforgettable. Peggy and I will always cherish the time we had together. Love, Vern & Peggy Schroeder

Tami Jones

September 24, 2021

I would like to express my sincerest condolences to the family during this difficult time. I have had the pleasure of knowing this amazing family for 30 years. Through the years, I learned who the rock of this family is. Bob, may you rest in peace! It was an "honor" to know you and know what was so incredibly important to you, your family. Carol, during this difficult time, the cherished 57 years you spent with Bob will give you the strength to know he wants you to hold on to your faith and know your beautiful daughters will help you continue all of the "cherished family traditions" moving forward Together! I respectfully "honor" Bob and his legacy. He was a proud man with the upmost integrity. He loved and adored his grandson, Sean. The family's football star with a great heart. Underneath all the beautiful layer's of Bob is a precious Soul. We will always "celebrate" you Bob and know you are with us in a different way now. My Prayer's to this this beautiful family is that you will eventually allow your painful hearts to smile again at something very Special in memory of this beautiful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all of us. Thank you for allowing me to share so many great times and amazing memories with your family! With gratitude, Tami Jones.

Ruth Molnar

September 22, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a good friend to all who called him “friend”! He was a devoted husband, a wonderful dad to his girls, loved his grandson and loved and admired all of his extended family. Lots of good memories through the 42 years our families were friends. One funny thing I will remember about
Bob——every time my Publix cart got “bumped “ when I was shopping——I knew who it was!!!!! Bob!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. 🙏🏻❤️You were blessed to have him in your lives. He will be missed. Lew and Ruth

Eugene McNichols

September 22, 2021

Bob was one terrific Ambassador for McNichols Co. I wrote him this letter when he retired in 2003:

Dear Bob:

I remember with fondness the old days when we met in Bob McNichols 4,000 square foot service center in Garfield Heights, Ohio. Wow, have you seen and done it all since then!

Bob, you have been the ‘main man’ fighting day in and day out to help make The Hole Story what it is today. Your dear friend, Bob McNichols, would have been so proud to see your continued support and loyalty. My mother, Phyllis, our entire family and The Hole Team are all so proud of your many accomplishments. We deeply value your friendship and commitment.

We are so thankful that you, Carol and your family have been there for your customers and friends all these many years. We salute you as you now enjoy your well-earned retirement. We will not say good-bye because we know we will see you from time to time to continue to ‘Sell-A-Brate Together United’.

Thank you for everything my friend! Congratulations!

God bless,

Gene

The words I wrote then have not changed, only we now honor Bob's memory. Bob was a strong player in the growth of McNichols Co. He was a tremendous leader, showing so many people the way Bob McNichols wanted things done. I am so thankful for his years of service and for his friendship. While we are all sad and will miss Bob, we will now focus on the great memories we all had together. I am grateful that Bob believed in Jesus Christ and we will all get to see him again. May Carol and all Bob's family be given peace and comfort from the Good Lord at Bob's passing.

Gene and Patsy, The Hole Team and The McNichols Family.

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Mom and Dad in Mexico

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Paris and Destany

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Sean and Great Grandma

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Bahpah loved watching Sean at TaeKwonDo.

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Dad, Charlene and Grandma Frencel

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We love birthdays!