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Robert D. Zarecky, age 67, of Chambers Ave., Greenville passed away Wednesday afternoon, January 12, 2022 in the ER of UPMC Greenville.

He was born in Greenville on February 18, 1954 a son of Robert D. and Margie ( Donaldson) Zarecky. He was a graduate of Greenville High School, had a masters of fine arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and an engineering degree from Yale University. On May 22, 1995 Bob married the former Sharene Johnson, she survives. He was previously employed as a manager for Penn Dot for 23 years. He was a member of Emmanuel Christian Church, Stoneboro and he had a strong Christian relationship with the Lord. Bob enjoyed pottery, fishing, shooting, and spending time with family.

In addition to his wife of 26 years, he is survived by two sons, Kenny Zarecky of Illinois, Seth Zarecky of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Amber Zarecky and her fiance Cameron Nastasi of Hubbard, OH; two sisters, Roberta Chuzie and her husband Ken of Grove City, Linda Brown of Florida; three brothers, David Zarecky and his wife Amy of St. Louis, MO, Doug Zarecky of Greenville, and Danny Zarecky of Lancaster, PA; an expected grandson Gianni Robert Nastasi, due January 22, 2022. He was preceded inn death by his parents.

Cremation was chosen and there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.

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21 Comments

  1. Chad Tarr Chad Tarr
    January 14, 2022    

    I am thankful for the time I shared Bob as well as all the advice and guidance he gave me both personally and professionally. He was a wonderful colleague, friend and a kind and caring man. You will be missed by your Penndot family.
    My condolences to all his family.

  2. Lyndsie DeVito Lyndsie DeVito
    January 14, 2022    

    Bob was a special kind of person who you could talk to about anything, professionally or personal. He taught me a lot during our time together as colleagues at PennDOT. I would certainly consider Bob a friend and mentor. He was appreciated and he will be missed. My many condolences to his family at this time.

  3. Brian McNulty Brian McNulty
    January 14, 2022    

    My prayers and condolences are with Bob’s family. I really enjoyed working with Bob at PennDOT. We had many great conversations over the years about work and more importantly about family, life and faith. He was a kind, unique and interesting guy who always acted professionally and always brought a great perspective. He spoke fondly about his family often. We’ll miss him.

  4. Cheryl A Wimer Cheryl A Wimer
    January 14, 2022    

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed working with Bob at PennDOT. I will never forget his wish for everyone – BE HAPPY! He always looked on the bright side of things.

  5. Jack Butler Jack Butler
    January 14, 2022    

    Bob was a good man, One of the best. I worked with Bob at PennDOT. He was a straight shooter. He always treated as a friend. We had many a discussions concerning many topics. I will always appreciate our conversations and his friendship. May Robert Rest In Peace. God Bless. My condolences

  6. david giardina david giardina
    January 14, 2022    

    Rest in peace “Donaldson”. I’m glad to have known you and called you friend.

  7. Timothy Dale Timothy Dale
    January 15, 2022    

    I knew Don since we were teenagers. Although we lost track of each other over the years I will always remember him as fun, adventurous, helpful and generous. The world is diminished by his absence.

  8. Justin G Justin G
    January 15, 2022    

    Bob was a great mentor and a great friend. I will miss him dearly.

    “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  9. J Yasgur J Yasgur
    January 15, 2022    

    Sorry to hear this sad news, Sharene & family; I’ll come by sometime.
    Pls accept my condolences and best wishes…

  10. Antonetta & John Combine Antonetta & John Combine
    January 15, 2022    

    Our deepest sympathy to Sharlene & family. John & I will miss his kind works of wisdom & his friendship.
    Bob will be truly missed by all. Gone too soon my friend, R.I.P.
    !

  11. John Surenda, retired PennDOT engineer John Surenda, retired PennDOT engineer
    January 15, 2022    

    I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a good man. I worked with Bob during his career at PennDOT. He was always willing to help with ADA issues and had a tough job. I had great respect for Bob and was proud to call him my friend.

  12. Jeff Hummer Jeff Hummer
    January 15, 2022    

    Bob was a great friend and co-worker. He took on a difficult job at PennDOT and carried it out with professionalism and class. I enjoyed talking with him and receiving his regular amusing texts! Our conversations always ended with Bob saying “Be Happy!”. I will try to do just that, Bob. Rest in Peace.

  13. Jim McCarl- Retired Penndot Jim McCarl- Retired Penndot
    January 15, 2022    

    Prayers for the family. Bob was truly a wonderful person. Ed

  14. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 15, 2022    

    Very sorry of Bob’s passing, my husband and I thought so much of him. Rest in Peace Dear Bob.

  15. John and Penny Nastasi John and Penny Nastasi
    January 15, 2022    

    Very sorry of Bob’s passing, my husband and I thought so much of him. Rest in Peace Dear Bob.
    John & Penny Nastasi

  16. Sandy Weaver Sandy Weaver
    January 15, 2022    

    Sharene & Family
    Please accept my sympathy, I new Bob from working in Dr Nystroms office. He was always pleasant and we always had a nice conversation when he came in. He will be missed. Sincerely Sandy

  17. Brittney Meyerl Brittney Meyerl
    January 15, 2022    

    Bob was a wonderful person, and I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. Bob and Sharene were the first people to welcome me into the neighborhood, knocking on my door with a dessert! Bob had a heart of gold and always lended an ear and wise advice. He gave my nephew his first “big boy” bike, and enjoyed sitting out on the porch watching him ride it. It was a pleasure to know him, and he will surely be missed. My deepest condolences to his family.

  18. Anonymous Anonymous
    January 15, 2022    

    So very sorry about Bobs passing. Bob and Sharene were very kind and sweet neighbors when we lived across from them on Chambers.
    He will be missed.
    Elaine and Jay Hodge

  19. Jeff Hamilton Jeff Hamilton
    January 19, 2022    

    Rest in Peace my Old Friend . . .

  20. M M
    January 20, 2022    

    I was a close friend of one of Bobs children growing up. He was always a kind and welcoming presence and treated me like family. He was a good man and my heart goes out to his family.

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