Robert proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked as a truck driver for 20 years and 15 years at an office and warehouse cleaning service.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Edwina (nee Sechnicki) Vanek; daughters, Christine (Don) Lyons of Wakeman, Caroline (Edward) Leichtman of Sheffield Lake; son, Edward (Darlene) Vanek of Vermilion; eight grandchildren; brothers, Dale Vanek, Charles Vanek; sister, Kathleen Gilispie.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Evelyn Vanek; and sisters, Marilyn Counts, Sharon Hodge, Linda Christian.
Graveside service will be held a 2 P.M., Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Resthaven Memory Gardens, 3700 Center Rd., Avon (please meet at the cemetery).