Robert (Bob) “BZ” Ziots Sr., 87, of Newboro, passed away peacefully at his home Thuirsday, August 22, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born January 28, 1932, in Newboro, a son of the late Louis and Nellie Barlow Ziots.
Bob attended the former St. Procopius School.
He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the United States Armed Forces. He was involved in the military with radio construction, repair technical training, and Ordinance Automotive School.
Bob was formerly employed with Edenfield Bus Lines as a mechanic and bus driver. He was also employed with Fruehauf Corporation as a painter and lineman and Hillman Barge Company (Trinity Industries) as a welder, retiring in 1993.
He was the first head coach of the Newboro Little League Team. Bob was a lifetime member of The Newboro Indians Organization, Fairbank Rod and Gun Club and the National Rifle Association.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela Jo Ziots; three brothers, Louis “Butsy” Ziots, Carl Ziots and Ed “Chubby” Ziots.
Bob was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Gloria Jean Fisher Ziots; daughter Cindy Pavlicko and husband John; two sons, Robert Ziots Jr. and wife Kay Lynn, and Joseph Ziots and spouse James Keller; special nephew Bill Priest and wife Brenda; grandchildren Jill Pavlicko, Lauren Pavlicko, John David Pavlicko and wife Courtney, Amie Ziots and friend Liz, Bobby Ziots II and fiance Haley; great-grandchildren Brody Pavlicko, Brayden Ziots, Ava Ziots and Carsyn Ziots.
There will be no visitation or funeral services. Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of DEARTH FUNERAL HOME of New Salem. www.dearthfh.com.