Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
HESS, Robert L.

HESS, Robert L.

Robert Leighton Hess age 83 of Parma, is the beloved husband of Lois (nee Megesi) for 62 years. He was the proud Father of Bonnie (Bill) Rich, Bob (Sherri) Hess, David (Louise) Hess, Donna (Mike) Staufer, Pam (Tom) Hassel, and Patti (Tom) Mullikin, a very special Papa of Melissa (Dan) Stickel, Bobby (Kristine) Hess, Meggie (Zach, deceased) Lanum, Heather Staufer, Kelly Staufer (Sarah Morris), Erin (Mike) Bruscino, Dominic Hess, Mikey Staufer, Emily Rich, Dustin Nelson, Nolan Hassel, Lily Nelson, Amanda Rich, Shannon Hassel, Hannah Hess, Olivia Nelson, Sarah Hess, Alaina Nelson and Rebecca Hess and proud Great Grandfather of 15 and more to come. Oldest brother of Sue Dorn (deceased), Glenn Hess, Valerie Mazzeo, Ruth Czarnota, and Ernie Hess (deceased). Bob was also a respected member of the IUEC local 17 as an elevator mechanic for 42 years, a veteran of the Ohio Air National Guard, an avid golfer, and car enthusiast. His life was taken on December 16, 2020 due to COVID-19.


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Messages of Condolence

  1. A true good guy had the pleasure of working with him many times during my career as a elevator man will be missed by many Rest In Peace brother

  2. I can’t imagine the loss of a loved one. I pray every day that the Lord blesses and takes care of your family, through this most difficult time.
    God bless.

  3. To make a long story short, Papa was truly the best grandpa. He was the person who gave me the best advice about anything and everything, he was the person to always ask if my ripped jeans were half off, he would tell me the entire plot of a movie while I watch it, he’s who taught and inspired me to golf, he always knew how to put a smile on me or make me laugh. I will forever keep your chair warm, I will love and miss you endlessly Papa!

  4. To the Hess Family…. I was so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. So much family to love and be with. I know you all made him happy to be a Husband, a Father, a Papa and Great-Grandfather. So blessed you all are to have each other. I pray for understanding and peace. Please be there for each other. (I’m a friend of Donna’s) In God’s blessing – Karen

  5. To the Hess Family-
    So sorry to hear about your Dad, Papa .
    I only met him a few times , but he was always had a
    Smile and a friendly word . He fought and fought hard .
    His courage he showed was amazing.
    I think that was a gift to you all – to show you all , don’t let
    The trying times bring you down .
    Thinking of you all –
    Ginny Donelan ( Donna’s friend )

  6. Papa was the greatest man I know. He not only was an amazing grandpa, he was also such an amazing father figure for me. He was always there whenever we needed him and I will forever be grateful for him. He taught me so many things and I am going to miss listening to all of his stories. I remember staying up till 1am with him one night, just watching videos on youtube about the new car he wanted to buy. I know he will watch over us all and he will forever be in our hearts. Don’t worry Papa, you can rest now. You taught us all well and we will take care of Nanny for you. I love you forever and always and I miss you tons.

  7. I don’t think there are any words to describe the massive loss we are all sharing. Members of our family look at me say, “you’re doing good, holding up strong.” What they don’t know is that after the kids go to bed and my husband goes to work I break down. You’re my Papa. I’m the one who gave you the name Papa. You and Nanny helped raise me. You’re not my just my grandpa, you were my dad for many years. You taught me so much through our Indian Princess adventures, daily helps and needs and you helped to show me how to stand tall and strong and to let words and some things bounce off me so they don’t hurt as much. There is a huge missing piece with you gone that will never go away. I love you so much Papa. I hope you’ll still help guide and look after me, Dan, Caiden (your Godson), Miya and Ian. ❤️

  8. Please accept our Sincere Sympathy for Bob’s passing. He truly was the Pillar of the Family. May all the Family Memories provide Comfort Now and in the Future.

  9. I miss you Dad. We’ve either been together or planned out almost every day for the past 3 years. We were like partners making things work because we had each other, you me mom and Amanda, our motley crew! Every grocery visit no matter what store will never be the same. How can I ever again go to old time pottery, a garden center, BJs, Home Depot, the doctor, drive my car which used to be yours, take it to be repaired, buy a car, watch a funny movie, go to Denny’s, look at your front yard, talk politics, go downtown, go to Myrtle Beach, or just out for a drive? Might seem like a crazy long list, but its not even long enough. I really truly mean we did everything together since mom got sick. I hope I made things easier for you, I hope I made you laugh, I hope you enjoyed our time together as much as I did. Amanda misses you terribly. She has finally stopped trying to FaceTime you. Don’t worry. I’ll help her to understand and you know she’ll never ever forget her papa. You made her life more complete. You made her feel special and loved and she knew no matter what you were doing, you would answer your phone if she called. She was special and important to you, but I hope you knew just how special and important you were to her. I’ll never forget when she was born you told me that she didn’t look any different to you, she was just a cute baby like all the others. Then as she grew up you enjoyed every moment with her. You always said don’t underestimate her. I think you helped me to see her fun and amazing spirit. You were the first to tell me she’ll be just fine and said it every time we talked about her. From now on every time she sings and dances in the car I’ll be thinking of your laughter. So I’ll just finish this by saying again that I miss you so much Dad! Your Amanda misses you even more. ❤❤

  10. My deepest sympathy to the Hess family.
    Bob was a good mechanic and a good guy.
    I`m proud to have had Bob as a brother member of local 17.

  11. A wonderful neighbor that was always there when you needed. Absolute beautiful family. My deepest condolences and blessings.

  12. So sorry for every ones loss. I will greatly miss him as all others Goodbye old friend of fifty five years plus.

  13. Darlene and I offer our sincerest condolences to the entire family and offer our prayers to all that are grieving. We regret we cannot attend but
    extend the hope that you will find peace soon.

  14. Very saddened and extend my condolences for the sudden loss of your loved one. He was a very sweet man.


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