Nezelek, Robert J.
Robert Julius Nezelek, W2CNS died peacefully on March 8, 2022 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He is predeceased by his wife Susan Helen, son Robert John, parents and brothers Donald and Thomas. He is survived by his daughter, Wendy Budi, son in law Csaba Budi and grandson Tomas R. Budi and several cousins and nieces and nephews.
Born on August 6, 1941 in Binghamton, NY, Robert was the first child of Julius B. Nezelek and Julia L. Nezelek (Placek). He graduated from Johnson City High School in 1959 and attended Clarkson College. Graduating from Clarkson in 1964 with a BS in Electrical Engineering, Robert moved to Rochester, NY in 1964 and began his career at General Dynamics.
On November 5, 1965 Robert married Susan Helen Mustee in New York Mills. They were married for forty four years. Robert was an avid HAM radio operator for over fifty years. He worked for Harris RF Communications in Rochester for over thirty years, retiring in 2006. He later consulted until finally retiring in 2013. Robert loved to travel and play on his ham radio. He was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend.
Donations may be made in Robert’s name to a place of one’s choice.
Calling hours will Thursday March 10th4-7 p.m. at Jarmusz Cotton Funeral Home (26 Maple Ave. Victor, NY). Robert’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday March 11th, at 10a.m. in St. Stanislaus Church (1124 Hudson Ave. Rochester, NY). Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
I am sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. I was fortunate to know and work with Robert at Harris RF communications for many years. My condolences to his family.
I am so sad to hear of Bob’s passing. I worked with Bob at both General Dynamics and RF Communications. He was a great guy – very friendly, very fair, and very professional. I remember both his kids, Wendy and Bob Jr. I once helped him do some ham radio work at his home in Victor. My condolences to his family.
I worked with Bob at Harris RF Communications. Bob taught me a lot and respected me. He had great passion for our business and customers. I am sadden to hear of his illness and passing. My condolences and sympathies to Bob’s family.
We are saddened to hear of the loss of Bob (Dad). Our family was dear friends of Nezelek’s for many years and Dad (W2BNJ-Elmer Wagner) and Bob got into plenty of shenanigans with their ham gear together. When Dad’s 50’ antenna was disabled, Bob climbed it easily (as we gasped) and made repairs. We were together through all of life’s major events (including Susan’s beautiful bird house creations, of which we proudly own two) and Bob honored Dad at his memorial service at Whitehaven a few years back. Our hearts go out to the Budis, especially Wendy. Bob was one of a kind and we will always remember that special twinkle of mischief in his bright blue eyes. With love,Joannie Wagner and Bonnie Wagner-Westbrook.
I worked with Bob at Harris RF Communications and he taught me a lot and respected me. He had great passion for our business and customers. I am sadden to hear of his illness and passing. My condolences and sympathies to Bob’s family.
Bob was a joy to work with at RF. He was a very nice and professional man & definitely an asset for the company. I always enjoyed speaking and interacting with him. My sincere sympathies to his family and friends.
I am sorry to hear of Bob’s illness and passing. I worked with Bob at Harris RF Communications. I learned a lot from Bob and he always respected my abilities. My condolences to his family.