Friedman & Rummell Co., L.P.A.     

Robert M. Palma

Attorney Robert M. Palma, 76, died following thyroid cancer, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, at his home.

He was born July 24, 1946, in Youngstown, a son of Robert F. and Mary Helen McBride Palma.

He dedicated his life to family and the service of others. He was generous with his time in the service of his clients, yet could always be found watching one of his children or grandchildren play sports. He was the consummate gentleman and a statesman through the legal community.

Bob was an Army veteran. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Akron University Law School in 1974, practiced the law for 47 years, and finished his career working with Friedman and Rummell Co., LPA. He was on the board of directors of the Youngstown Society for the Blind and Disabled. He was a member of the Civil Service Commission and the board of appeals for the city of Canfield, the Canfield Joint Fire District and the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys.

Bob is survived by his wife, Diane Kane Palma; son, Kevin (Kim Le) Palma of Houston, Texas; daughter, Kate (Eric) Rusu of Struthers; and four grandchildren, Dominic Palma, and Mason, Connor and Caden Rusu. He will be missed by all who had the great privilege to know him.