Robbi Alan Leyda

October 18, 1958 ‒ November 09, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Robbi Alan Leyda, 60, of Mount Vernon passed away unexpectedly, Friday, November 9,  2018 at Knox Community Hospital, due to stroke complications.
Robbi was born October 18, 1958 in Ashland, Ohio to the late Albert Leyda..  He is survived by his mother, Betty Beaver, Lakeville, Ohio.
He served as a Surface Sonar Technician aboard the USS Badger Destroyer Escort in the U.S. Navy, 1977-1983.
Robbi was a member of the Central Christian Church, Mount Vernon. He was a brave and gentle soul, that ask nothing of no one; instead he always lent a hand where needed.
He had a great fondness for food and loved sharing recipes, walking, everywhere, he loved nature.
Aside from his mother, surviving are step-brothers; Doug (Donna Trares) Beaver, Jack (Lori) Boesken, both of Mount Vernon. Gregg (Kim) Beaver of Akron; step-sisters, Becky Gump, Kim (Mike) Williams and Laurie Monroe, all of Mount Vernon; aunt Evie Duncan, Wooster, uncle Eugene Leyda, Big Prairie, Aunt and uncle Don (Kathryn) Mackey, Lakeville; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
His step-father, Vaughn Beaver; step-mother, Paulyne Leyda and step-sister, Beth Boesken preceded him in death.
Burial will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Robbi’s Memory to:
Central Christian Church,  17833 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 or the Knox County Veterans Service Office, 411 Pittsburgh Ave.
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Robbi Alan Leyda.


  • I pray for all the family to get through the loss of Robbi.I knew Robbi when he came home from the Navy and then we lost contact until recently I had the pleasure to re acquaint with him through Central Christian Church. I will miss him because he became a great friend to me. I am glad for him to be with God and be pain free.

  • Robbi was my cousin and friend when we were young. I joined the Air Force at age 19 and Robbi joined the Navy. We went our separate ways and never reunited. I will miss him because he was my cousin and a brother in arms. I’m glad he’s in a better place and is pain free now. I pray for his mother and the rest of the family in their time of need. God be with you all.

  • I miss seeing Rob everyday. I looked forward to our conversations and he will be deeply missed. He was an amazing man and my heart is still breaking over the news.

  • Rob was a huge part of a group of christian clowns with disabilities.He was known as the sound man.He done all the music and sound effects for the shows that we put on.Rob would lend a hand in setting up and breaking down for many events.Rob loved to eat and watch the Buckeyes.Rob spread your wings and fly high our friend.Missed by Pollyester(Dee),SillyLilly(Diana),Cherry Blossom(Linda),Sprinkles(Julie),Kit Kat(Cathy),Pinki D( Deanna),Meatball(Sally),Matt Man(Matt),Pickles(Mike),Cupcake(Charlene), Sleepy Dreams(Mike)aka the VIP CLOWNS.