Robert Mesmer

LEETONIA – Robert Evan Mesmer, Sr., 86, died Tuesday at home.

He was born Dec. 3, 1927 in Youngstown, the son of the late Theodore and Grace Bossert Mesmer, Sr.

Mr. Mesmer served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1949. He was employed by Ted Mesmer and Sons, the family business, and was Lutheran by faith.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Ray Mesmer, two sons, Robert Mesmer, Jr. and Alan Mesmer, both of Leetonia; two daughters, Ann Zeigler of Virginia and Kim Talbot of North Carolina; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, water skiing, golf, caring for his home at Big Rock Lake and the many friends at The Links.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Jean, and a brother, Ted Mesmer, Jr.

There will be no calling hours and memorial services will be held at a later date.

Memorial tributes may be made to Hospice of the Valley.

Arrangements were made by the Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.