Robert Frank Lizon, age 58, beloved husband of Sharon Bolick Lizon, of Douglas, Ga., passed away on Nov. 24, 2018, in Palm Coast, Fla.
In addition to Sharon, his devoted wife of 25 years, Bobâ€™s memory will be embraced by his children, Brittany (Lizon) Caldwell and husband, Brandon of Gainsville, Ga., Edward Staffieri of New Haven, Conn.; his cherished granddaughter, Isabella Staffieri-Mingrino of Meriden, Conn.; his brother, Frank Robert Lizon Jr. and wife, Patricia of New Britain, Conn.; his sister, Joann Christine Lukaszewski and husband, Joseph of Bristol, Conn.; his mother-in-law, Irene Bolick of Fairfield, Conn.; two brothers-in-law, Donald Bolick of Norfolk, Va., Michael Bolick and wife, Lynn of Oxford, Conn.; his sister-in-law, Pamela Bolick Trickey of Newtown, Conn.; and a bounty of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by his daughter, Janelle Colin Staffieri; his parents, Frank Robert Lizon Sr. and Helen Bukowicz Lizon; his brother-in-law, Jason Trickey; and his sister-in-law, Robin Bolick.
Bob graduated in 1979 from Mary Immaculate Academy High School in New Britain, and later from Kaplan University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he earned his bachelor degree in business management and graduated Suma Cum Laude. Back in his younger days, Bob was a passionate softball player and played for numerous softball teams including the New Britain Fire Fighters. He played in the outfield and won several championship games in Portland, Maine. A talented athlete, he was invited to play for the International Tournament in Maryland.
In more recent years, he was a member of the Douglas Golf and Country Club, where he enjoyed golfing in the tournaments; a Knight of Columbus, First Degree member of Council No.15718 in Douglas, Ga., Bob was appointed â€śLecturerâ€ť because of his enthusiastic way to make his brother Knights stand up and take notice, each walking away exhilarated about what they had heard. He regularly donated blood and reached the one-gallon mark with the American Red Cross. Bob treated the maintenance of his home in Georgia and his vacation home in Florida, as one of his hobbies. He loved spending time at his vacation home and traveling with his loving wife, Sharon.
During Bobâ€™s 10 years as a distribution manager for Southwire Company, in Douglas, Ga., his team was recognized in a company-wide, â€śSafety in the Work Place,â€ť video challenge for being the best, an honor he considered among his most precious career achievements and memories.
For the past year and a half, Bob worked for Spectrum Distribution in Douglas, Ga., as a shipping manager, where he had a way of making his employees perform to the best of their abilities. Bob touched many people throughout his life and will be dearly missed.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 4-8 p.m. in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home with his interment to follow in Lawncroft Cemetery, Fairfield.
The family would prefer contributions in his name to either a local animal shelter or the America Heart Association. For travel directions, or to sign his guest register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com