Robert G. Pozza age 88 passed away on October 28, 2023, peacefully in the comfort of his home.
Bob was born in Iron Mountain Michigan on June 21, 1935, the son of Bert and Dorothy Pozza.
He attended Iron Mountain High School and graduated in 1953. He was vice president of his graduating class and was an outstanding football and basketball player and captained those teams.
In 1957, Bob graduated from St. Norbert College and was co-captain and voted the most valuable football player in 1956.
He obtained his master’s degree at the University of Michigan in 1965, where he was awarded a National Science Foundation Scholarship. He also did post graduate work at Bemidji State College and Central Michigan University.
On August 17, 1957, in Kenosha Bob married his sweetheart, Sharon Regnier.
Bob started his teaching and coaching career in Essexville Michigan at St. John’s High School where he was the biology instructor and head coach of all sports. In 1960-64 he taught at Lena High School where he was also the head football coach. After receiving his masters in 1965, Bob began his teaching and coaching career at Lance Jr. High School and was also the head football coach. In 1970 he moved over to Tremper High School where he taught Ecology and Genetics and was also the defensive high school football coach. He later taught Anatomy and Physiology and was so proud to be teaching at Tremper until his retirement in 1998. Bob was awarded the Distinguished Service for teaching in Kenosha in 1991. In 2001, he was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Award and was inducted into the Kenosha Sports Hall of Fame.
Bob served as a trustee for Mt. Carmel Church for 40 years.
He loved nature, golf, watching his grandchildren growing up, and the University of Michigan football.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years Sharon and his son Robert Todd of Florida, his daughters Laura (Tim) Gascoigne, Pamela Pozza, Roberta Romero, Regina Pozza all of Kenosha. His sisters Mary (Robert) Knoke of Michigan and Pat O’Neil, S. Carolina. His 8 grandchildren Nicole Pozza, Joe Pozza, Breanna Gascoigne, Brock Gascoigne, Brooke Gascoigne, Roscoe Romero, Catrina Romero and Alexa Pozza and his 7 great grandchildren Konner, Catalina, Peyton, Richie, Sonny, Luka and Ora.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Bert Jr., Joseph, James and his granddaughter Brittni.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday November 7th, 2023, at 12:00 noon at St. Marks Catholic Church. (7117-14th Avenue) Visitation will be on Tuesday at the church from 10:00AM until the time of mass. Burial will follow at St. James catholic Cemetery.