In memory of
Robert A. Montanari
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In memory of
Robert A. Montanari
Robert A. Montanari Robert A. Montanari, 55, of Kent, Ohio, died Saturday, February 11, 2017, at David Simpson Hospice House in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born February 14, 1961 in Kenmore, N.Y. to Arthur Albert and Yolanda Margarite (Tornesella) Montanari. Bob was a devoted husband, father, brother, and friend. He was loved by all for his humor, strong work ethic and fierce determination. He designed his home to accommodate his love of entertaining and enjoyment of outdoor activities with his family and friends. He was known as the "Neighborhood Dad" as he loved to play sports with the kids and was considered a big kid himself! Bob was an avid sports fan and competitive player, excelling at soccer, tennis, and racquetball. He was very proud of his children and extremely involved in their lives; coaching their soccer teams, attending all of their sporting events and music concerts. Bob was a graduate of Kent State, with a degree in Architecture. Bob and business partner Jim Haas were principals of Westwork Architectural Studio. Established in 1993, Westwork was a well respected firm that was featured in Builder Magazine. Bob bravely fought a long battle with cancer, never asking for help or sympathy. With his loving wife Tracey at his side, he lived a full life and provided well for his family. Nothing made him happier than being surrounded by his family and friends. All who knew him will forever carry a piece of him in their hearts. He will be greatly missed by all. He is survived by his wife, Tracey (Wax) Montanari; sons, Nathan Montanari of Kent, Joshua Montanari of Kent; daughter, Rachael Montanari of Kent; nephews and nieces, Mike (Kim) Montanari, Lauren (Ron) Webber, Collin Mackett, Kendra (Pierre) Cagniart, Ian Mackett, Drew Montanari, Claire Montanari; great-nieces and nephews, Lennox, Brandon, Briana, Paul, and Christophe; brothers, Mark (Kathy) Montanari of Boulder, Colo., John (Carol) Montanari of Buffalo, N.Y., James (Sheryl) Montanari of Amherst, N.Y.; sister, Michele (Charles) Mackett of Vero Beach, Fla. He was preceded in death by his nephews, Kyle Mackett and Thomas Cagniart. Calling hours will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 16 at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, February 17 at St. Patrick Church, with Father Richard Pentello officiating. Private Burial will be held at Standing Rock Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Western Reserve Hospice, 17876 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland OH 44110.
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