Martin R. Szekeres (aka Zack, Bob, Bobby) of Louisville passed away Tuesday, April 5th at the age of 87 at The Pines Health Care Center after battling Alzheimer’s for 14 years. Born on June 27, 1934 to the late Martin and Anna Rose (Gall) Szekeres Jr. Zack married Donna J. (Nuske) Szekeres on May 29, 1954 spending 67 years together. Zack retired from Sugardale at age 55 after 35 years of service to pursue his dream job, becoming a long-distance truck driver for Schneider National for 10 years, retiring at 65. Then worked part time at Ohio Retina Associates as patient transport van driver for several years.
Zack really enjoyed being on the open road driving coast to coast, stopping to enjoy the scenery & family in CO. After Zack retired, he enjoyed keeping a lush, green lawn, giving the grandkids tractor rides & watching the grass grow as he’d say while swinging on the back porch at their home of 40 years in Louisville for hours. He loved dogs, especially German Shepherds, jogging, the outdoors, deer hunting with bow and rifle, cutting wood every fall with his good friend, Wayne Paul, plowing snow, dancing and playing guitar with the gang from Sugardale, he also played the saxophone.
Zack loved to razz or prank family and friends. He was usually the center of attention; had the loudest voice in the room, laughing. Watching Zack slip deep into the silence of Alzheimer’s, losing precious time together when long term care was needed during the pandemic was especially heartbreaking. Donna cared for Bob at home until 2.5 years ago with the help of family and her special friend, Debbie Winters. Donna’s niece, Angie Maksim Gebhart, often cooked homemade meals which were promptly delivered by Ken. Nephew, Doug Miller would make sure the driveway was plowed every winter in and was always there to assist lifting Zack after a fall. Zack was loved by many, well cared for by Aultman Hospice, the staff at Windsor Medical center for 18 months during the pandemic, before transferring to The Pines a year ago.
Funeral service will be Monday, April 11, 2022, 1:00 pm at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home, 303 S. Chapel St., Louisville, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment Forest Hill Cemetery.
Zack will be greatly missed, our love eternal. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider donating in Zack’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association or Friends of Stark County Dog Warden. For those unable to attend, the service at 1:00 p.m. will livestream on Facebook on Paquelet-Falk Facebook page. Rev. Bays officiating. Condolences and special memories of Zach can be shared with his family online at
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