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Robert E. "Bob" Carney

August 30, 1930 — September 17, 2023


Robert (Bob) E. Carney Sr.  passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 93, surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 17th.  

Bob was born on August 30, 1930 in Youngstown, Ohio to Anna (Kinney) and Patrick Carney.  He  was the youngest of six children: John, Rita, Patrick and George Carney and Eleanore Nemeth.

Bob had a strong love and commitment to both  faith and family, as illustrated by his two long and successful marriages. He was a devoted Catholic and was a member of St. Charles Church.

Bob first married Margaret (Peggy) Prosser on May 31, 1952.  They had three children; Linda (Robert) Handel, Robert Carney Jr and Barbara (Dean) Lysowski.

After Peggy’s death, Bob married Ellen Barrett on December 27, 1984. Together they created a blended family with her three children: Rick Barrett, Lisa Pavlansky, Cathy (Jim) Martin.

His career was in construction, the majority of which was spent at Keffler Bridge and Construction Company as a Superintendent. 

In his free time Bob liked to help people.  He could always be found assisting family and friends  to build, remodel or repair whatever was needed.  His grandchildren would brag, “Papa can fix anything!” 

Bob’s greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially their yearly visits to the Canfield Fair.  He could never get enough time with his ten grandchildren: Julie (Todd) Sardich, Megan Handel, Sean (Rebecca) Lysowski, Katie (Jon) Emler, Kelly (Anthony) Calcagni, Nicole, Jenna and Lauren Pavlansky and Marisa and Stephanie Martin.  And his ten Great-Grandchildren: Stella, Lily and Ethan Sardich, Carter, Declan and Nolan Lysowski, Brody, Brayden and Brynlee Calcagni and Landon Emler.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Crossroads Hospice and Bob’s wonderful and dedicated caregivers Debbie, Noel and Kat, along with their special helpers, Logan and Ryan.  Words cannot express our gratitude. 

The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 9:00 -10:45 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7345 Westview Avenue in Boardman, followed by an 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial.

Professional arrangements were handled by Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel.

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