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Robert V. Zelis

October 24, 1942 November 29, 2018
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Robert V. Zelis, 76, of Grafton passed away Thursday November 29, 2018 at his home following a brief illness. He was born October 24, 1942 in Cleveland and was a Grafton resident for most of his life. Bob worked for General Motors for 31 years, retiring as a tool maker in 1994. He was a United States Army veteran, a member of the Elyria Moose Lodge #778 and enjoyed working in his woodshop. Survivors include his daughters, Tammy (Evan) Kochenower, Betty (Paul) Varhola, Fran (Rick) Roberts and Bobbie (James) Altomare; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers, Bernie and Joe Zelis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen in 2004, sister, Fran Thomas and brothers, Bill, Ronald and Donald Zelis. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday December 4, 2018 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria, where friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Rev. Jamie Stewart, Chaplain of Hospice of the Western Reserve will Officiate. Burial will be at Butternut Ridge Cemetery, Eaton Township. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of the Western Reserve 300 East 185th St. Cleveland, OH. 44119. Online condolences may be expressed at

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10:00 AM 12/4/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/4/2018 11:00:00 AM
Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home

38475 Chestnut Ridge
Elyria, OH 44035

Services to follow visitation at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home
38475 Chestnut Ridge Elyria 44035 OH
United States

Cemetery Details


Butternut Ridge Cemetery Final Resting Place

Butternut Ridge Rd.
Eaton Township, OH 44039

Butternut Ridge Rd. Eaton Township 44039 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hospice of the Western Reserve 300 East 185th St. Cleveland, OH. 44119


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