Robert E. Rollyson, age 84, of North Canton, passed away on November 17, 2019. He was born in Wood County, WV on March 12, 1935 to the late Henry Able and Zylpha (Wayt) Rollyson and grew up on Tyler Mountain and in Gassaway, WV.
He was in the Army National Guard from 1955 until he was medically discharged with Polio in 1958. He attended Marshall University and moved to Ohio to pursue his career. He met and married the late Charlene Miller May 16, 1964. He retired from Terex GM Motors in Hudson after 25 years of service. He then drove a bus for Summit County DD in Tallmadge where he retired a second time. Robert was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He was fondly called “Boppa” and “Paw Paw” by his grandchildren.
He is survived by 9 children: Janet (Bill) Hodson, Jill (the late Larry) Montgomery, the late Lisa (Bob) Little, Amy “Hays” (Rob) Little, Beth (Mark) Jenkins, Bob Rollyson II, Sarah (Bill) Cutting, Joe Rollyson, Becky Rollyson-Dorsey, Matt (Denise) Rollyson; grandchildren Jane (Sam) Lockhart, Anne (Tim) Banks, Julia and Sam Hodson, Erik (Stacy) Neikirk, Ashley (Craig) Nupp, Brittany (Chris) Thompson, Derek (Skylar) Little, Addie and Mason Rollyson, Nate and Zach Cutting, Jared Rollyson, Cory and Tyler Dorsey, Lucas and Everly Rollyson; great-grandchildren Fiona and Colin Banks, Riley and Emma Neikirk, Jordan Nupp, Savannah and Laylah Thompson; and many other loved ones.
He was preceded in death by siblings Lillian (John) Vilk, Maurice (Hattie) Rollyson, Charles (Kathleen) Rollyson, James (Lenore) Rollyson and many other loved ones.
Calling hours are Sunday 2-5 PM November 24th at Arnold Funeral Home Hartville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday 10:30 AM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Fr. John Zapp celebrant. Final resting place is St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery. A luncheon follows at Hartville Kitchen. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Aultman (Hospice) Compassionate Care Center.
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