Robert C. “Bob” Massa
November 10, 1941 ‒ May 17, 2017
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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