POLAND - Robert J. Lautner, 80, passed away Monday morning, Nov. 8, 2021, at his home.
He was born March 8, 1941, in Youngstown, a son of the late Leonard and Elizabeth Kozma Lautner.
Robert was a 1959 graduate of Poland Seminary High School. He retired after 30 years working for Superior Beverage. Robert started out playing drums for the Eldorados and then played with the Dynamic Duo for 30 years. He was also a Cub and Boy Scout leader and coached little league baseball when his children were young. He enjoyed yardwork and fishing, especially with his grandchildren.
Robert is survived by his wife, Carol Moore Lautner, whom he married June 13, 1987; his children, Robert J. (Sandra Safarek) Lautner of Cleveland, Jonny (Thomas) French of Little River, S.C., Gretta (Justin) Henderson of New Springfield and Brian Gaucher of Philadelphia, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Maralene Darr; a son, Michael Moore; a granddaughter, Lindsey Patterson; and a brother, Leonard Lautner Jr.
Family and friends may call Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, 2 to 4 p.m., at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, material tributes may take the form of donations to The American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, or at www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html.