Robert Mathias Boltner, Sr., 84

Robert Mathias Boltner

A memorial service celebrating the life of Robert Mathias Boltner, Sr., 84 of Granville, OH, and formerly of East Windsor and Lakewood, NJ, will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Luke’s Church, 107 E. Broadway in Granville.  A reception will follow at Kendal at Granville, 2158 Columbus Road in Granville from 3 to 5 P.M.
            Bob, a retired Director of Transportation for Bell Atlantic, died Friday, September 15, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio.  He was born in Trenton, NJ, to the late Mathias James and Anna Justina Serkeras Boltner.
            Upon high school graduation, Bob attended Temple University on a full-ride track scholarship during which time he enrolled in R.O.T.C.  After graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration, he traveled to France as a 2nd Lieutenant with the U.S. Army building bridges.  Upon returning home, Bob was promoted to Captain.   He began his career at New Jersey Bell Telephone as a lineman.  Working diligently and earning promotions he eventually attained the position of Director of Transportation from which he retired in 1992.
            Bob was a musician from an early age.  He loved playing the clarinet and during his high school years was a member of the Trenton Youth Symphony in Trenton New Jersey.  Later in life, he enjoyed living in the country, tending to his garden and singing in the choir at church.  He was a Chairman of the East Windsor Municipal Utilities Authority, and a devoted member of St. David’s Church in Cranberry and All Saints Church in Lakewood, NJ, and most recently, St. Luke’s in Granville, OH and also of the Republican National Party.  Along with his wife, Hester, Bob enjoyed traveling to destinations around the world.
            Bob was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  He enjoyed life to the fullest and brightened the lives of those around him.  
            Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Hester (Hyde) Boltner; daughter, Sarah Jane Bunker; sons, Robert M.  Boltner, Jr. and his wife, Judy, and Daniel Mark Boltner and his wife, Debbie; grandchildren, Salvatore Joseph Damiano IV, Nicholas Daniel Damiano, Emily Elizabeth Boltner, Taylor Nicole Boltner, and Christian Mark Boltner; and sisters-in-law, Penelope Sawyer and Parlyn (Louis) Garabo.
            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus OH 43215. Online condolences may be expressed at