Robert E. “Bob” Budziak, 89, of Warren, PA., died peacefully, Saturday, September 12, 2020 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA., after an illness of the past year. He was born September 11, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Leo C. and Margaret Kapinowski Budziak. He was a Warren area resident for the past 14 years, moving from Canton, Michigan. He proudly served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict as an electrician’s mate. Bob continued that path as a Journeyman electrician with IBEW Local Union 58 and retired in 1990 from Gillis Electric Co. Livonia Michigan. He recently received his 65 year member pin. Bob enjoyed his work and took pride in what he did. He was an outdoor man who took pleasure in hunting & fishing, had a great sense of humor; he loved looking at his wife’s face when he presented her with a completed “honey-do” list. Bob has always been proud of his Polish heritage, especially when it involved Kielbasa & Pierogi. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Patricia Byrne Budziak whom he married in 1982 in Dearborn, Michigan, 2 Children – Donna Lynn Iding of Livonia, Michigan, Robert L. Casey of Durham, N.C., 2 Stepchildren – Robert “Robb” Thibault and wife, Michelle of Oneonta, N.Y., Tony Thibault and wife, Marcy of Royal Oak, Michigan, 7 Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and had a close bond with a particular nephew, Leon Budziak.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 Brothers and 2 Sisters.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral service will be conducted Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Retired Minister, officiating. CDC Guidelines will be enforced with facemasks required and social distancing. Full military honors will be provided by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard and members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Funeral Honor Guard. Those wishing to place memorials may do through Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com <www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com/>