Robert B. Zalis, Sr., 88 of Butler passed away March 13, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida.
Born December 22, 1933 in West Liberty, PA, he was a son of the late John W. Zalis and Ester C. (Ramsey) Zalis.
He was a retired Roll Grinder from the Armco Steel Plant in Butler, following 30 years.
He was a member of All Saints Parish, St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Butler and the Happy Hunters Sportsman’s Club in Fenelton.
He was shuffleboard champion in Adelaide Shores, FL. He previously managed Butler Area Little League Baseball for 15 years and along with his wife were campground hosts at the Shenango Reservoir. He was an avid bowler, had enjoyed helping many people in need with his handyman skills of many trades as well as swimming, skiing and boating, as he had taken everyone he knew on his boat.
Surviving is his wife, Virginia M. (Smith) Zalis, whom he married May 8, 1954.
His daughter, Judy (the late Dennis) Hodak of Butler.
His son, Robert (Ileana) Zalis, Jr. of Juno Beach, FL.
Grandchildren: Melissa (James) Scherrah, Joshua (Steffani) Hodak, Jeremi (Brent) Bloomfield and Vanessa (Tyler) McGrath.
Great-grandchildren: Joey, Maggie and Zoltan Scherrah; Jaren, Colton and Luci Hodak; Aiden Bloomfield.
His brother, Joe (Joyce) Zalis of Pleasantville, KY.
Numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Dolores and his brother Jack.
Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm Sunday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Monday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 North McKean St., Butler. Entombment will follow at the Calvary Mausoleum in Butler.