Robert Thomas Williamson Jr. – Obituary – Mahoning Valley

February 11, 1942 ~ August 30, 2021 (age 79)

Canfield – Robert Thomas Williamson Jr., 79, of Canfield, died Monday afternoon, August 30, 2021 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Health Center in Boardman. He was born on February 11, 1942 in Youngstown, a son of Robert and Duella (Myers) Williamson and was a lifelong resident of the area.

Robert had worked as a supervisor for Reliable Source Metal Work and Roofing for several years before founding his own company, Advanced Roofing Company Inc., in 1978. He was a member of Roofer’s Local #71 and was instrumental in developing a retirement and hospitalization plan for roofers. He was a member of the Greenford Christian Church. An avid stock car racer, Robert raced stock cars at Sharon Speedway until he was 76 years old.

His first wife, the former Berit Vivanne Erikson, died in 1979.

In addition to his wife, the former Susan Mastropietro, he leaves his son Robert Brian Williamson of Boardman; his daughter, Kelli Anne (Michael) Vitko of Salem; a sister, Donna (William) Palowitz; a brother, Roy (Betty) Williamson; a granddaughter, Olivia Williamson of Independence, Ohio; several cousins; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held at noon on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman, conducted by Pastor Sean Kelly. Friends can call from 10-11:45 a.m. prior to funeral home services.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for material contributions in the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512.

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