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Robert S. Hreno, 83, of Niles, passed away on Monday May 21, 2018 at Hospice of The Valley Hospice House in Poland.
He was born November 19, 1934 in Niles the son of Stephen and Mary Susko Hreno.
Bob was a 1952 graduate of Niles McKinley High School and attended Kent State University. At the age of 14 he helped build with his father the Elm Road Triple Drive-In Theatre in Warren which opened on August 3, 1950. He then became owner and operator with his wife and daughter Sheri throughout the last 67 years.
He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Parish in Niles, The United Drive-In Theatres Association, The Silver Lakes Resort Men’s Horse Shoe Club, and enjoyed, hunting, cars, landscape designing, and home building.
Bob loved spending his winters in Florida where he enjoyed spending time on the beach, playing horseshoes, golfing, and attending car shows. He also loved camping with his family and traveling.
Bob was a United States Naval Veteran during the Korean War having served as both a postmaster and radio man on The USS Windham Bay.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Grace Frasca Hreno whom he married February 11, 1961, three daughters, Lisa Hreno Parke and her husband Perry of Marietta, Georgia, Sheri Hocevar and her husband Mark of Southington, and Heidi Walter and her husband Randy of Canfield, two sisters, Betty Huber of McDonald, Dolly Pehanich and her husband Bernard of Niles, nine grandchildren, Joshua Hocevar, Erika Garver and her husband Michael, Jacob Hocevar, Mitchell Parke, Reese Parke, and Cameron Parke, and Zachary Walter, Derek Walter, and Chase Walter.
Friends may call Thursday from 9AM to 10:30AM at The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 11AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Niles preceded by a 10:30AM prayer service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery where Bob will be honored for his military service by The Trumbull County American Legion Honor Guard.
Memorial Contributions can be made to Project 20/20 Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 381 Robbins Ave, Niles, Ohio 44446 or Hospice of The Valley Mercy Health, 5190 Market Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44512.
Arrangements are being handled by The Joseph Rossi and Sons