Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

330.262.7771

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE

330.262.7771

Robert J. Maruna, 90, passed away on June 2, 2022 at Danbury Assisted Living in Wooster, Ohio. Bob was born on November 26, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio son of Frank and Ann Maruna. It was on a playground near St. Rocco ™s church in Cleveland that Bob pushed a beautiful girl named Dolores Tubero on a swing. That girl made a lasting impression on Bob and he dreamed of marrying her someday.
Over the years, Bob proudly played football for Cathedral Latin High School and maintained ties with alumni throughout his life. He attended Ohio University where he continued his football career. From there, Bob served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force. Upon his return, he reconnected with and eventually married Dolores Tubero, the lovely girl he met on the playground. Their wedding was held at St. Rocco ™s church. Bob and Dolores were married for nearly 66 years until Dolores ™ passing on Nov. 1, 2020. Faith, love, friendship and service were central to their marriage and they became role models to all who knew them. They had 5 children who survive Robert (Marilyn), Karen (and the late Terry Smith), Todd (Kimberli), Lynn (Bruce Taylor), and Mark (Donna) along with 15 grandchildren Carli (Kevin Loerch) Scott (fiancé Adriana Krywiak) Kevin Smith (MaryBeth) Matthew Smith, Jacob, Alex, Max, and Faith Maruna, Kaylie, Lauren and Brayden Taylor, Mia, Marcus, Caroline and Nathan Maruna and 3 great- grandchildren Ellie and Katelyn Loerch and Kendall Smith.
Bob worked for over 50 years as director of recreation and later, as a development director who was responsible for fundraising at The Village Network in Wooster, Ohio. Although this was his job, it was truly a ministry as he made a difference in so many lives he touched. Bob could never actually retire. He was passionately involved with The Village Network staff, alumni and supporters even in his later years. The Village Network gym was named the Robert J Maruna Field House after him in 2018. When asked about his career, Bob was quoted as saying he œreceived far more than he ever gave to The Village .
In addition to being a valuable staff member at The Village Network, Bob was an active supporter for the extended Wooster community. He was instrumental in starting The Wooster High School Sideliners Club which raised funds to build The Dean Davis Building for WHS athletes. In 1986, Bob instituted and served as president of the Wooster High School All Sports Hall of Fame as a way to recognize athletes, coaches and others who contributed in a positive manner to the high school athletic program. In 2007, Bob was inducted into the Wooster Hall of Fame and received The Blue and Gold Award in recognition of his contributions to the program. He also served as past president of the Canton Hall of Fame Luncheon Club, under the parent organization of the Canton Hall of Fame.
Family meant everything to Bob. He and Dolores welcomed everyone to become part of their extended family. Bob enjoyed attending activities and sporting events for his children and grandchildren and was their biggest fan. He was also known to pick up the phone and chat with family members and friends about their current school or club team, the Browns, the Buckeyes or whatever interested them. Bob was a devoted Catholic and member of St. Mary Catholic Church. It ™s comforting to know he is reunited with his childhood sweetheart, Dolores, his parents, brothers Paul and Frank and the many relatives and friends who have passed before him.
The family wishes to thank Ohio ™s Hospice LifeCare and Danbury Assisted Living for their excellent care over the past several weeks.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 10:00AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Wooster, with Rev. Stephen Moran officiating. A private family burial service will take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville on Monday, July 11, 2022.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Those who wish can make memorial contributions to The Village Network, 2000 Noble Dr, Wooster OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions
Those who wish can make memorial contributions to The Village Network, 2000 Noble Dr, Wooster OH 44691.

Service
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 10:00AM at St. Mary Catholic Church. A private family burial service will take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville.

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