Robert Francis Kolis

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Robert Francis Kolis, 74, of Parma, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020.

He was born in Cleveland to the late Frank and Helen (nee-Denko) Kolis.

Robert was a 1965 graduate of Valley Forge High School.  He was a millwright at Ford Motor Company for 44 years, retiring in 2009.

He was a U.S Army Veteran and served stateside during the Vietnam War, working as an electronics repairman.

Bob was an avid boater.   He spent many weekends enjoying his boats at Cedar Point marina for over 40 years, and became known to everyone as 2boatbob.   He enjoyed bowling, golfing, and working to restore his 1960 corvette, which he owned since 1969.  He obtained his ham radio operating license when he was 15 years old.  Most of all, he loved spending precious time with his family and friends

Robert is survived by his sons, Steven Francis Kolis and Ryan Thomas Kolis; grandchildren, Steven Richard Kolis, Ryan Vincent Kolis and Sean Thomas Kolis; a brother, Gerald Kolis (Suzanne); and sister, Shirley Gilbride (James).

He was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Belko.

A memorial service will be Friday, November 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church, 23080 Royalton Road Columbia Station, OH 44028.


10 Tributes to Robert Francis Kolis

  1. Dawn Reed says:

    We are very sorry for the loss of Bob. Our prayers for the family during this difficult time. Although he was an acquaintance, Bob was very kind and hard working. May he sail on the high seas of heaven.

  2. Amber, Bert, Trvor and Abbie Flores says:

    RIP Papa Kolis you will be missed. Sending our love to the Kolis family.

  3. Lorie DiNicola says:

    Bob, you will be missed by all of your family and friends. Joe and I were your “Pals” for around 40 years. Joe worked with you at Ford and we had our boat at Cedar Point on the same dock as you for at least 30 of those years. I remember when you would come to our boat window and say, “Lorie, give me the Lorie Report – how bad is the water going to be today”. Joe and I loved spending time with you. God Bless You our Pal…..may you RIP.

  4. Danielle says:

    Bob was my dearest friend for around 20 years. His love was unconditional & I treasure every memory I have of him. I miss him so much but I am beyond thankful our paths crossed. I love you Bob Kolis!

  5. Robert Kilo says:

    I really can’t believe that Bob is gone. He and I worked almost every day together for 9 years we had trips to Las Vegas parties on his boat golf together what a great guy and a great friend he will be sorely missed God bless you Bob

    • Bob and Sue Draper says:

      We docked across from “2boat” at Cedar Point for 10 summers. We all enjoyed his friendship immensely, especially our dog Dudley. As Bob’s visits to CP dwindled, the dock just wasn’t the same. We tried unsuccessfully to contact Bob a few months ago. Rest In Peace 2boat. You are missed.

      • Shirley Gilbride says:

        The family of Bob Kolis wishes to thank you for your kinds words and expressions. He loved that marina and it was his other ‘home’. Thanks for sharing.

    • Shirley Gilbride says:

      The family of Bob Kolis wishes to thank you for your kind words. Bob really was a great guy and loved people. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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