Robert N. Molnar Sr.
December 19, 1939 ‒ November 25, 2014
Robert N. Molnar, Sr. passed away at his home in Delaware on November 25, 2014 surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on December 19, 1939 in Carrolltown, PA, the son of the late Nicholas and Elizabeth Molnar.
Bob was born in the midst of the Great Depression in a small mining community in Western Pennsylvania. He rose from modest beginnings to complete high school at age 16, earned the rank of Eagle Scout, and graduated from St. Francis College by age 20, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry with honors. He was soon married to the love of his life and took a job with PPG Industries where he worked for the next 45 years. By the time of his retirement in 2005, Bob had traveled the world and risen to the rank of Global Marketing Manager for the Container Coatings Division.
Bob was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church since moving to Delaware in 1965 and a member of Eagles Lodge #376. He was an avid and loyal sports fan especially his Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. Bob had a passion for woodworking and made many heartfelt furniture items for family and friends. He treasured his time with his family and especially enjoyed attending his grandkids games and events, his annual spring training trips, and hunting with his son and grandson.
Mr. Molnar is survived by his wife of 52 year, Maxine Barber Molnar, his three sons: Robert Jr. (Shelley), Michael, and Mark (Mary), six grandchildren: Brittany, Bobby, Christy (Bensley) of central Ohio and Joseph, Daniel, and Margaret of Cleveland, and siblings: Paul, John, Jane, and Jim (deceased).
Friends may call 5-8 p.m. on Friday, prayer services 7:30 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Church in Delaware with Rev. Michael Watson Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Health Hospice or St. Mary School Tuition Fund.
Bob lived by his motto” “Always do your best!”
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com