MOUNT VERNON — Robbi Alan Leyda, 60, of Mount Vernon passed away unexpectedly, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Knox Community Hospital, due to stroke complications.

Robbi was born Oct. 18, 1958, in Ashland to the late Albert Leyda. He is survived by his mother, Betty Beaver of Lakeville.

He served as a Surface Sonar Technician aboard the USS Badger Destroyer Escort in the U.S. Navy, 1977-1983.

Robbi was a member of the Central Christian Church, Mount Vernon. He was a brave and gentle soul, that asked nothing of no one; instead he always lent a hand where needed.

He had a great fondness for food and loved sharing recipes; walking everywhere — he loved nature.

Aside from his mother, surviving are step-brothers, Doug (Donna Trares) Beaver, Jack (Lori) Boesken, both of Mount Vernon, Gregg (Kim) Beaver of Akron; step-sisters, Becky Gump, Kim (Mike) Williams and Laurie Monroe, all of Mount Vernon; aunt Evie Duncan, Wooster, uncle Eugene Leyda, Big Prairie, aunt and uncle Don (Kathryn) Mackey, Lakeville; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

His step-father, Vaughn Beaver; step-mother, Paulyne Leyda and step-sister, Beth Boesken preceded him in death.

Burial will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in Robbi’s Memory to: Central Christian Church, 17833 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050, or the Knox County Veterans Service Office, 411 Pittsburgh Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Robbi Alan Leyda.


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