PODWILS, Robert F.

PODWILS, Robert F.

Robert F. PODWILS, Age 93.   Passed away peacefully on February 2, 2012.  Beloved husband of the late Lemoyne E. “Lee” (nee Green).  Dearest father of Mark F. (Carol), and Beth Brownell.  Loving grandfather of Rebecca (Brent), Joshua (Kate), Luke (Andrea), Leah (Clint), and Jessie.  Great grandfather of Haiden and Caleb.  Dear brother of the late Lenore Metzger.  Dear uncle and friend to many.  WWII US Army Veteran. 

Please meet the family for a memorial service, Friday, February 17 at 12:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 6041 Ridge Rd., Parma.  Private interment. 

To offer online condolences, please visit www.ZaborFH.com.  Arrangements by The Zabor Funeral Home

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  1. Margie Jelar (Mueller) on February 8th, 2012 4:09 pm

    To the Podwills/Brownell families:

    Have peace and comfort in knowing:

    His work here on earth was completed and he is safely home in the Lords arms and blissfully reunited with loved ones that have passed on before him.

    Alleuia, the Lord’s Blessings and Promises ARE Great !

  2. Ron & Linda Janicek on February 8th, 2012 6:19 pm

    Beth, Mark & your families,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your mom and dad are together again with our Lord. He is without pain and probably waltzing your mom around a dance floor with the energy of his youth. They left you with many wonderful memories for you to keep in your hearts and minds always.
    Ron & Linda Janicek

  3. Noreen Machin on February 8th, 2012 7:12 pm

    Beth just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. What a great comfort to know that your father was devout Christian and now is at peace with his Lord and Savior.

  4. Kathy Owens on February 9th, 2012 12:16 pm

    He will always be remembered for his kind and loving ways. May you have peace during these hard times know that your parents live on in you. Prayers being sent and Hope for a brighter day.

  5. Jill Miklus on February 9th, 2012 1:40 pm

    Brownell Family –

    I will always remember your father/grandfather as being such a kind, giving, and happy man. I remember all the times he drove Leah and I to summer honors band and was there when we played after school during our Bethany days. Take comfort in the fact that he is reunited with the Mrs. and with our Lord! Love you guys.

    – Jill

  6. Bernie Bischel on February 9th, 2012 3:43 pm

    Beth & Family,
    So sorry to hear about your father. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.


  7. Kathy and Don Schottke on February 9th, 2012 7:16 pm

    Bob was loved by everyone who knew him. He is home now with Lee and smiling on all of us. He is so proud of his family and will be watching over you all.
    May the peace of God fill the void in your hearts,
    Kathy and Don Schottke

  8. Kathy Murray Holbrook on February 9th, 2012 8:55 pm

    Beth, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember how supportive you father was to you and your family. He was so nice to me those 2 years I was in Cleveland. Peace and love to you.

  9. Sylvia Gonzales -San Antonio,TX. on February 9th, 2012 10:43 pm

    To My Friend Beth and Family,

    May your father,grandfather find happiness and peace in the light of our LORD.

  10. Clint Brisendine on February 10th, 2012 8:59 am

    I am so very sorry for you loss. I had the honor of meeting him. He was an amazing man, like so many of his generation that I have had the honor to meet. This world is a lesser place without him but have solice in the fact that he is with his beloved and his Lord. He will be waiting for you when it is your time.

  11. Terry Koehler on February 10th, 2012 7:35 pm

    93 years is a long time. You were so lucky to have the longivity of such a loving father . He was lucky to have you for his daughter . He will be missed by all who knew him . Now our Lord has him in his arms . Alleuia & God bless us all .

  12. Juliet G. Flores on February 12th, 2012 1:20 pm

    Beth: My deepest condolences to you and your family.. I am so glad I had the priviledge to have met your Dad in San Antonio, TX. God bless.

    Your Friend,
    Juliet Flores

  13. Richard & Ruth Leissa on February 12th, 2012 2:00 pm

    RIP Bob, You will be missed by all of us at The Lutheran
    Vets Club.
    Will miss seeing you at nthe baseball games each year. Now
    you have found our final resting place and are with our Lord
    and Savior. We wish Peace to your family as they morn your
    leaving them. God Bless and be with them all.

  14. scott painting on February 13th, 2012 12:33 pm

    Beth & Mark: Very sorry to hear about your father. I knew him my entire life and always enjoyed speaking with him. He was also my fathers best friend and will be missed by all. Scott & Barb Painting

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