Robert L. "Bob" Volz, 95, of Sandusky, who had currently been residing at The Commons of Providence Assisted Living, passed away peacefully early Saturday evening, May 16, 2020, in the Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.
Born on September 1, 1924, in Sandusky, OH the son of Frank Norbert and Fredalena Rosalie (Erne) Volz. Raised on Kelleys Island, Bob went to Estes School and later graduated from Sandusky High School in 1942. He was a veteran, having served honorably in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Laffey during World War II alongside his twin brother, Dick. They were involved in the liberation of the Philippines. Bob had also served during the Korean Conflict.
After WW II, Bob had worked as an iron worker in the Cleveland area and then, in 1950, he started at the Scott Paper Company, in Sandusky, where he had worked until he retired in 1983.
Throughout the years, Bob, with his wife Barb, were avid ballroom dancers and enjoyed traveling extensively. In his earlier days, with his brother, Dick, they were members of the Soliders and Sailors Home baseball team, with Bob, playing shortstop, and Dick playing second base, they were known as "the best" double-play combination in the State of Ohio. For many years, Bob had been an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians.
He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, the Kelleys Island Historical Society, the American Legion Post # 83, a life member of the AMVETS Post # 17 and the VFW Post # 2529, a member of the U.S.S. Laffey 724 Association, and a former member of the the Sandusky Elks and Eagles Club.
Bob is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Barbara A. "Barb" (Busam) Volz, whom he married on May 30, 1950; his two daughters, Maribeth (Rick) Ringholz of Sandusky and Margaret (Scott) Hammond of Huron; his three sons, Mark (Robin) Volz, Terry (Karen) Volz and Casey (Nancy) Volz, all of Sandusky; 11 grandchildren, Sarah (Gregg) Peugeot, Rachel (Shane) Ewbank, Amy (Zack) Dobbelaere, Kevin Volz, Dana (Will Hogg) Hammond, Ryan (Karen Song) Hammond, Megan (Jacob Saenz) Hammond, Sara Volz, Jennifer (James Dugan) Volz, Scott (Erin Stout) Volz and Cara Volz; ; nine great-grandchildren, Cameron, Natalie, Brody, Morgan, Bennett, Max, Andrew, Wyatt, Elliott and one on the way; a special friend, Jessie Williams; his darling kitty, "Lili"; and his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Connie Feyedelem; and two brothers, his twin brother, Richard C. "Dick" and James F. Volz.
It was his wish to be cremated. Due to the current health concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Avenue, Sandusky. The Volz family will also be holding at a later date a "Celebration of Bob's Life" service. Inurnment of the cremains will be in the Calvary Cemetery Columbarium, Sandusky. Military honors to be conducted by the American Legion Post # 83 Color Guard.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in his memory to Holy Angels Catholic Church, 428 Tiffin Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870; the Humane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior Street, Sandusky, OH 44870; Back To The Wild, P.O. Box 423, 4504 Bardshar Road, Castalia, OH 44824; or to Stein Hospice Service, Inc., 12100 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Bob’s Family would like to thank The Commons of Providence, Assisted Living, Dr. Susan Gallagher, Firelands Regional Medical Center, and Stein Hospice for the wonderful care Bob received.
Arrangements are entrusted to the David F. Koch Funeral and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky.
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