Matthew ‘Bob’ Cresanto

East Palestine — Matthew “Bob” Cresanto, 42, of Bacon Avenue, died Friday afternoon at his residence.

Bob was born Dec. 25, 1975 in Salem, of son of John and Marjorie Cresanto, Sr. Prior to his retirement, he had been a member of the United State Army, where he served in the combat infantry, and later as a Blackhawk crew chief, and lastly as an Army recruiter

He was a member of the Lake Mount Church of Christ, Benjamin Firestone American Legion Post 290, and had at one time had a rodeo career, prior to joining the service.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, the former Jennifer Anderson, whom he married Dec. 30, 2017; four brothers, John (Patti) Cresanto, Jr., Steven Michael (Roni) Cresanto, Joshua (Sherri) Cresanto, and Timothy Cresanto, and a sister, Jennifer (Eric) Shafer.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday at the Lake Mount Church of Christ, New Waterford. Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to the time of service and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Officiating will be Jason Pancake and Jason Cole. Burial will follow in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens, New Waterford.

Arrangements were with the Linsley-Royal Funeral Home, East Palestine,