The Life of Robert L Pounds

ROBERT L. POUNDS SR AUSTINTOWN - There will be services at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel for Robert L. Pounds Sr., 88, who died Monday morning at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center. Mr. Pounds was born Aug. 15, 1928, in Marion Center, Pa., a son of William and Alice Fife Pounds. “Bob” was employed with Republic Steel then becoming LTV Steel Corp. for 38 years, retiring in 1985. Bob served his country as a member of the 8th army, stationed in Japan.
He was a volunteer fireman with the Austintown Fire Department for 26 years and had once served as temporary fire chief. He was a member of the VFW, Post No. 4237 in Austintown since 1985, where he served as the commander from 1986 to 1996. Bob was the co-founder of the Military Memorial in Wickcliff Circle. He was also a member of the American Legion, Post No. 301 and a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 3298.

Bob liked to hunt and fish and also enjoyed camping and traveling with his wife. Bob is survived by his wife of 67 years, the former Doris J. Smeltzer, whom he married Dec. 23, 1949; his sons, Robert (Jill) Pounds Jr. of Canfield and Bill (Roxann) Pounds of Austintown; his daughter, Bonnie Donnellan of West Virginia; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his son, James R. Pounds; his brothers, Clover, Paul, William and Frank; and his sisters, Katherine, Margaret and Edith. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

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