Robert Theodore Kus was born July 4, 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio, and died December 20, 2017, with his wife and family surrounding him.
Bob was a University of Akron graduate and a dedicated Firestone employee, retiring after 44 years of service. In retirement, he was a 27-year volunteer business counselor with SCORE. (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
Bob grew up in the Great Depression and was in combat zone every minute of all five World War II battles, including Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Central Europe, and Rhineland in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a Captain in the United States Army and was awarded five combat stars and a bronze star.
Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Pat, his daughter, Jeanette Downey, and his son-in-law, Dr. Richard Murray.
Bob leaves his loving wife, Mary Jean, of 71 years, his children Fr. Robert James of Wilmington, NC, Lawrence Stanley (Sally) of Cuba Lake, NY, Christine Anne (Bruce) Isler, of North Canton, and son-in-law Raymond (Bev) Downey Jr. of Stow.
Bob and Mary have been blessed with 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Bob was a Knight of Columbus for 65 years, as well as a Fourth Degree Member. He enjoyed golf, bowling, woodworking, and the outdoors. Some of his favorite memories were of traveling with his wife, Mary Jean. He was a long-time member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Stow.
Bob was a man of great faith, love, and loyalty. His family always came first. He was proudly part of the “Greatest Generation,” as he would say. He saw many things in his lifetime, experienced hardships, and persevered.
Friends are invited to the Redmon Funeral Home for visitation Tuesday, December 26th from 3 to 6 PM, and where the Knights of Columbus will say the Rosary. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Bob Kus and Fr. Paul Rosing on Wednesday, December 27th, 9:30 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church in Stow. Private interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Donations may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or Haven of Rest Ministries.