Bob Zonneville is truly a role model for successful aging wrote Kathy Koman, nominator. Bob, 85, raised four children with his wife of 63 years, Carol. Together, they enjoyed their children and grandchildren and yet always found time to spend with each other to maintain their bond as husband and wife. Bob believes in healthy aging, walking 1-2 miles each day and working out in his home gym.
Bob’s people-first personality drove him to a successful career, becoming a CEO at Landstar Systems, Inc. He continued working there past retirement until he turned 80. His support of our community and youth programs has been evidenced in his fundraising endeavors for the Mentor Boy’s Basketball team, Mentor and Lake Catholic High government clubs, the Honor Flight group of the VFW, Hospice of the Western Reserve, the Mentor Senior Center, and the Cardinal Cage Club, raising over $500,000 combined. Bob has played Santa at both the Mentor Civic Center and Euclid daycares for several years and for the neighborhood children for 25 years. Bob purchased Christmas gifts and candy for the daycare at Boulevard Presbyterian Church– for some, this would be the only gift they’d receive.
At 85 years of age, he returned to college to finish his business degree and is currently a student at Lakeland Community College. He was the first recipient of the Robert E. Zonneville Lifetime Achievement award at Landstar Systems, was an invited guest to the inaugural proceedings for Governor Voinovich and has been awarded by the Cardinal Cage club, Sausalito East Homeowner Association and Hospice of the Western Reserve as Volunteer of the Year.