Robert "Bob" J. Yanacsek

June 4, 1950November 16, 2018

Robert J. "Bob" Yanacsek of Brunswick Hills, OH. Passed away surrounded by family on November 16, 2018 at the age of 68. Loving father of Kim and John Yanacsek. Dedicated ex-husband to Sharon (née Weber) Yanacsek. Dear son of the late Louis and Jane Yanacsek. Brother to Jim, Bill, Jane Swiger and the late Dick. Dear friend of Patricia Gravalos. Uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Bob loved life and his family. He was a US Army Veteran of 22 years and was proud of every minute of service as a Paratrooper and Crew Chief serving two tours in Vietnam with the first Cavalry Division. Returning home he became a popular service technician for 44 years with Pitney Bowes. Bob and Sharon were scuba divers and boaters enjoying trips to the Florida Keys.

Military Funeral Honors Service and Entombment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve Cemetery, Seville, Ohio on Monday December 3, 2018 at 12:30 PM (PLEASE MEET AT CEMETERY GATE AT 12:15 PM)


Robert "Bob" J. Yanacsek

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Wayne Zidonis

December 21, 2018

I spent 22 years with "Yanni" at PB. I could never beat him at our " Choke & Puke" contests losing to him all 4 times. Chess in the DT parts room, amazing window washers and just being the type of guy that was always around when needed. Sharon, you know he will be missed.

Tom Smith

December 17, 2018

I met Bob when I started at Blue Cross in 1989. We became friends even though we had different views on the world. We could make each other laugh even in disagreement. He was very knowledgeable in many areas. He was very proud of his service to his country. We had lost touch in recent years and it saddened me to not be aware when he passed and to not be able to attend the services, but I want to express my condolences to the family.

Leigh Whitmer

December 3, 2018

Bob was a dear friend, and a man of honor. To me Bob was the most up beat person I knew. The glass was always 3/4 full to Bob. He was one of a kind, and will be missed. My sympathies to his loved ones.

Dorie Pullen

December 1, 2018

I worked with Bob for 17 years and he was one of the most supportive coworkers I’ve had the joy to work with. He will always be known for his patriotism, dedication and that wonderful laugh! My heart broke when i heard the news.
Sharon, Kim, and John- While I cannot be there on Monday, know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Monday and always.

Michael & Pamela Becka

November 30, 2018

It is with great sorrow that we heard of Bob's passing. We grew up with Bob from grade school through high school, always a caring friend and a joy to share his company. Bob served his country with honor and as the best man at our wedding. We will miss him. Our sincere condolences to his many friends and family.

James Cameli

November 28, 2018

Was so sorry to hear of Bobs passing. Both me and my wife Diana send love and prayers to his familyand also his extended PitneyBowes family. I had the great privilege to know Bob due to his many years of service at Medical Mutual first as on call tech then his many years as on-site tech. He will be greatly missed. He was dedicated to his trade but was also dedicated to his country due to his outstanding military service and the help and participation he gave to his fellow veterans. Bob was a unique individual he was always there to help and lend his support I remember when i was going to put a deck on my house and we talked about it. I am not good at projects but Bob said J.C. dont spend the money you can do it yourself an in the coming weeks guided me through the whole project spending a Saturday afternoon at my house completing the project thats the kind of friend he was. A salute to you Big Bob as i said you will be greatly missed.

Patti Gravalos

November 28, 2018

Bob, you were so loved by so many and you shall be missed by many more. My heart goes out to Sharon, Kim and John. You were my very best friend and I will never forget you. I know you are listening to Chris jam with the rest of angels up in heaven. Thank you for the cherished memories, the great times we had everywhere we went, all the laughs we shared and most of all the love that you spread everywhere. Your compassion, humility and kindness will never be forgotten. I will miss our great conversations and debates, your great laugh at my crazy jokes, and your great emotional support you never failed to give me and I thank you for that. May you rest in peace Bob. See you soon dear friend.

Kim Yanacsek

November 27, 2018

You were always cheering for us and at every game. We love you, dad.

Kelly Perry

November 27, 2018

I knew Bob as a man of principals and always enjoyed the time spent with him over all the years at Pitney Bowes. May GOD bless you Sharon, and family. Bob is most certainly with his creator and we will all meet again in our time.

Kelly Perry

Donna Neville

November 27, 2018

My heart goes out to Sharon and their family. May you soon find comfort in your fond memories of times together.

Donna Neville