Robert “Bob” J. Lyell Jr., of Niles, stoically slipped away on Tuesday September 13, 2022 at the age of 65.
Bob was born on June 30, 1957 in Warren to the late Robert J. and Connie (Gioiello) Lyell, Sr.
After graduating from John F. Kennedy High School in 1975, Bob served in the U.S. Navy, and later graduated from Kent State University. He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Niles.
On November 14, 1981, Robert married the former Mary Kay Nypaver of Warren, Ohio, and shared coffee, conversation, and contemplation with her for over 40 years. Together they raised three children, Katie (Joe) Fallo of Niles, Ohio; William (Jessica) Lyell of Naples, Florida; and Patrick Lyell of Cleveland, Ohio.
Throughout his lifetime, Bob took pride in his role as a steelworker, and as a staff representative for the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE). After retiring from OAPSE, Bob also worked at Trinity Industries.
Bob enjoyed spending time with family and friends at various “Lamb Days,” birthdays, and holiday celebrations, as well as a good book, a hot espresso, and an ardent picket line.
In addition to his wife and children, Bob will be profoundly missed by his siblings Margaret (James Slavin) Lyell, and Mary Francis Lyell, and his grandchildren, Benjamin, Joseph, Susan, Daniel, and Elizabeth, all of whom will remember their brother and “Papa” as a man of loyalty, intellect, and unwavering principles.
To carry his memory and tell his story, Bob also leaves behind many cherished cousins, aunts, and in-laws.
Friends may call Saturday from 8:00AM to 10:00AM at The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place 10:30AM Saturday, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Niles preceded by a 10:00AM prayer service at the funeral home.
Interment will be in All Souls Cemetery.
Material contributions in Bob’s memory can be made to the Mercy Health Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512.
Arrangements are being handled by The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.