Robert S. Bollas 1929-2021
WARREN — Robert S. “Bob” Bollas, 92, passed away on Sunday evening, Oct. 17, 2021, at his home in Warren.
He was born March 10, 1929, in Warren, a son of Nick and Anna Lubert Bollas.
Bob was a 1946 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. During his time in the service, Bob earned the Combat Infantry Badge, Distinguished Unit Citation and Korean Service Medal with two bronze service stars. In 1952, Corporal Robert S. Bollas was honorably discharged for his service.
Upon returning home, Bob worked in the concrete industry, retiring as a cement truck driver for Warren Concrete. He was also, notably, a great friend to the Sinchak family and helped them during the earlier years of the funeral home.
Bob was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Warren. He was involved with the Teamsters Local 377, Knights of Columbus Council 620 and the Slovak Club and VFW 1090. Bob enjoyed visiting local casinos with friends and family and was an avid Cleveland sports fan. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Bob will always be remembered by his brothers, Jim (Kathy) Sweet and Robert “Jerry” Sweet, both of Warren; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Sweet of Warren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his brothers, James (Jean) Bollas and Albert Sweet; and by his brother, Michael Sweet, just three weeks prior.
Family and friends may visit and pay tribute to Bob from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at the Sinchak and Sons Funeral Home of Warren, 727 E. Market St., and again from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 232 Seneca Ave., Warren.
A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at St. Mary Catholic Church.
Bob will be laid to rest, with military honors, in All Souls Cemetery, Bazetta.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s Restoration Fund or to the St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul Division.
Arrangements were professionally made by the Sinchak and Sons Funeral Home in Warren. Family and friends may visit www.sinchakandsons.com to view this obituary and send condolences to Bob’s family.