Robert Lee Ockerman

MASSILLON – Robert Lee Ockerman, 76, of Massillon, formerly of North Benton, died Friday at Roselane.

Robert was born March 10, 1936 in Youngstown, the son of the late Myron A. and Alice Ann (Jacobs) Ockerman.

He served 28 years in the Air Force/Air Force Reserves as a navigator, serving in Vietnam, and retiring as a Lt. Colonel. He also worked as a salesman.

Survivors include his three daughters, Amanda Lyn and Leggs Leggio of Kunkletown, Pa., Lisa Marie and Dean Griffin of Navarre, and Maryann Jean and Burgess Warren of Key Largo, Fla.; a sister, Patti Ann Zellers of Mercer, Pa.; a brother, James A. Ockerman of Monaca, Pa.; and six grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Kimball officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Burial will take place in Canfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Robert’s honor to the Alliance Arid Club, 621 S. Arch St., Alliance, Ohio 44601. Arrangements are by Gednetz-Ruzek Funeral Home. Friends may send condolences and sign the guest register online at