VIENNA - Robert J. Polta, 63, passed away early Saturday morning, Sept. 7, 2013, in the emergency room at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren following an extended illness.
Mr. Polta was born April 7, 1950, in Cleveland, the son of James E. and Helen F. Hann Polta.
He was a 1969 graduate of Mathews High School and went on to serve this country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Korea.
Bob retired from General Motors Lordstown Plant in 2003 with more than 34 years of service in various positions, spending the majority of his time in the body shop.
He was an avid car enthusiast and had enjoyed working on old cars and attending numerous car shows with his family and friends. He enjoyed watching all types of sports and especially loved rooting for the Cleveland Indians. Bob also enjoyed working around his home both inside and out, and spending time with his beloved dogs Maggie and Katy.
He leaves behind his wife of nearly 31 years, Rose M. Wagoner, whom he married on Nov. 12, 1982; two sons, Joel Polonus and Mat Polta, both of Vienna; two brothers, Thomas (Casey) Polta of Fowler and Timothy (Sherri) Polta of Columbus; and two grandsons, Brody and Grayson Polonus.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends and family may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Madasz Chapel of Lane Family Funeral Homes, 6923 Warren-Sharon Road, Brookfield, OH 44403.
Funeral services will be held beginning at 11 a.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday with the Rev. Frank Zanni as pastor.
Friends and family may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes. com.