Robert C. “Bob” Massa

November 10, 1941 ‒ May 17, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Robert C. “Bob” Massa, 75, of Mansfield passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital from complications following a stroke in October of 2016.

Born the only child of Robert E. and Juanita (Polen) Massa on November 10, 1941, he graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1959.  He attended the prestigious General Motors Institute, later named Kettering University, and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1964.

Upon completion of his MBA from the Ohio State University, he married his sweetheart, Judy (Hess) Massa, on February 12, 1966.

Bob worked many years as senior vice president of sales and marketing for Therm-O-Disc.  After resigning in 1986, he worked as vice president and general manager of H&H Precision Products of Cedar Grove New Jersey.   Shortly thereafter, He co-founded a contact lense manufacturing business, R&D Ophthalmic’s Corporation.

Active, Bob enjoyed various hobbies including golf, vegetable gardening, and deer hunting.  Many happy memories were made on his annual hunting trip with friends to Beaver Island, Michigan.  He always appreciated good food and holiday meals.  A man of admirable work ethic, Bob rarely engaged an idle time.  He was also a long time member of Resurrection Parish.

Bob is survived by his son Mark (Elizabeth) Massa and daughter Stacey (Jeff) Voscans, both of Mansfield; grandchildren Liam McCourt, John Voskans, Paige Massa, and Michael Massa.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Judy Massa.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 4-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.  Mass will be offered Friday, May 26 at 10:30 am in Resurrection Parish.  Burial will follow in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Resurrection Parish may be made through the funeral home.

Online condolence to the family may be made by visiting:SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • Dear Mark and Stacey, We are so very sorry for the loss of your father. I can still vision your Mom and Dad at the !ittke League games many years ago. He was a great man.

  • Mark and Family,
    We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with all of you.
    David and Gladys Kramer

  • I met Bob in the early 1980s at Beaver Island hunt. I have hunted with him and Newt may times since then. We had great great memories hunting together . I will miss Bob.
    Don Morgan

  • So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I had ordered contacts from him for 30 years and he always knew just what I needed and was so pleasant to speak with. He is missed.

  • Tom Cook Michigan I had the pleasure of working with Bob at R&D. I ran the Indiana & Michigan division. Enjoyed Bobs visits always steak & wine plus golf. What I will remember most is his wicked sense of humor, his laughter, and smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

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