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Robert David Bolan

September 12, 1932 ~ December 27, 2020 (age 88)

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Youngstown - Robert David Bolan, 88, of Youngstown,  entered eternal life on Dec. 27th, 2020.

He was born on September 12th, 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Theodore David and Sarah (Macaluso) Bolan. 

He was united in marriage to Ruth Ann Wilson on Nov. 22nd, 1958 at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Toledo, OH. 

Robert was a man of great faith. He strived to emulate St. Joseph by always keeping Christ at the center of his life. After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High school, he served in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Toledo University where he met his wife, Ruth. Together they raised 11 children. Robert worked as a pharmacist and generously spent his time to better the community in the following groups: the Youngstown Vocation Support Society, the Slovak Catholic Federation, OLOS Seniors, CY-ME Men’s Club, Café Augustine, Kentucky Mission trips, and the restoration of Smokey Hollow. 

Besides his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his wife Ruth Ann Bolan, his brother Theodore Bolan, and his granddaughter Jennifer Ann Floor.  

Robert is survived by his 11 children: Annie (David) Mueller, Sarah Floor, Betsy Bolan, Robert (Marsha) Bolan, Theresa (Robert) Rider, Thomas (Ruth) Bolan, Michael Bolan, Salvadore Bolan, Katie Bolan, Maria (Daniel) Piliero, Rosemary (Robert) Wagner, his 26 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, his 3 siblings Peter (Marge) Bolan, Nicholas Bolan and Annamarie Bolan and brother-in-law Roy Wilson.

Family and friends may call on Monday, January 4, 2021 from 11:00 am until the time of the prayer service which will be held at 12:15 pm all at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman. 

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, 343 Via Mount Carmel , Youngstown with the Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio officiating.  

The family, funeral home and church will be practicing social distancing and proper health protocols. As a social courtesy, please wear a mask or facial covering. If you are unable to attend, the family understands and acknowledges your thoughts and prayers as a tribute to Robert.

Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown.  

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January 4, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home
4221 Market Street
Youngstown, Oh 44512

Mass of Christian Burial
January 4, 2021

1:00 PM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica
343 Via Mt. Carmel Dr.
Youngstown, OH 44505

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