Obituaries

Robert F. Mietus

January 11, 1967 - March 19, 2020

Robert F. Mietus, 53, of Batavia passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020 at his home.  Robert was born January 11, 1967 in Buffalo, NY the son of Frank and Harriett (Hapka) Mietus. 

Robert was an I.T. project manager who had a successful and enjoyable career.  Currently he was employed by the American College of Surgeons. Robert took his career vary serious and was known for always learning, attending conferences and finding ways to sharpen his trade.  He was a graduate of University of Pittsburg with a degree in computer science.  Rob was affectionately known as Coach Rob.  Having vast knowledge of baseball and his love for coaching the youth, especially his son Chase, Rob was instrumental in forming the Batavia Bandits Youth Baseball program.  In Rob’s spare time he enjoyed cheering for his favorite teams the Buffalo Bills and the Chicago White Sox.  Rob also had a fond infatuation with bacon and loved washing it down with a few beers.    

He is survived by his son Chase Mietus, his mother Harriett of West Seneca, NY; two brothers James (Karen) Mietus of Rochester, NY and David Mietus of Phoenix, AZ; his nieces and nephew, Danielle, Zachary and Amanda, his former wife Lynn Mietus and his childhood best friend Greg Bunn. 

He is preceded in death by his father Frank Mietus; and his uncles Eugene Mietus and Stephen Hapka. 

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date in both Buffalo, New York and in Chicago, IL.

Guest Book

  • Tom Wright So sorry to hear about this. Some time back, Rob and I worked at TravelClick. He was always a great guy to have a lunch with, or that beer after work. My condolences to his family.
  • Nancy Caruso I am so very saddened to hear of Rob’s passing. I worked very closely with him while he worked at IIT. We were presently trying to get the gang back together for a lunch date. We had the best time finding new places to eat had a fun group to be with. My thoughts and prayers for his son Chase and his family. May he Rest In Peace.
  • Andrea Brennan Godspeed, Rob. I just found a butter braid in my freezer the other day and thought of you supporting Chase's activities. I enjoyed hearing the love and pride in your voice when you talked about him. Thanks for being a great cubicle neighbor at Motorola and eating my dessert experiments.
  • Laneen Lueck My deepest condolences to the Mietus family. I worked with Rob at TravelClick. He was always such a great guy. Very helpful and supportive (sometimes with gusto) of his team and projects. Very sweet and funny guy. Thank you for the time together Rob! You will be greatly missed my friend!
  • Dar My sincere condolences to the Mietus Family. Rob was a very loved member of the ACS. It must be true what they say and "Only the Good Die Young".
  • Jaida Higgs I'm going to miss seeing you around the office. You were always nice and we would often share a laugh! Rest Well and my condolences to your family.
  • Jorge H Rob! I still can't believe it. I will always vividly remember meeting you during our new hire orientation, and talking smack about each others teams ever since! I'm going to miss our banter. Your horrible Bills will never be the same without you! Rest easy!
  • Victoria Wakefield Rob, I still trying to coming to terms with the fact you are gone. It wasn't supposed to end like this. I have a hole in my heart where you are supposed to be. I will forever hold our memories close. Make sure you have a beverage in hand waiting for me. Fly high, until we meet again. Luv you forever buddy!💔
  • Mark P Rob, my fellow 716 'er, our common bond. You were a fantastic PM, and it was an honor to work with you, and at times, for you. I will miss your smile and our chats about the Buffalo Bills. You did so much for us at ACS. Condolences to the Mietus family.
  • Cynthia Campos It was a pleasure meeting you Rob and sharing so much with you since the first day we met. I‘m going to miss you dearly. To Rob’s family, I’m truly sorry for your loss.
  • Christine Eme RiP Rob. We may have only exchanged hellos at ACS, I was fortunate to experience your kind heart when you sent me a happy birthday email. My condolences to Rob's loved ones.
  • Thomasin Savaiano My condolences to the Mietus family, his close friends, and Crystal. Please know that Rob was among those who was truly a friend at ACS, where I work. He had the biggest heart - no matter how much he tried to act like he was a curmudgeon. He always made me laugh, no matter the circumstance. We shared a respect for each other's work, and helped each other on the oddest crazy things, though we were not in the same area, but intersected often. It is unbelievable and heartbreaking to think when we all finally return to work, that he will not be there. As you know, he was a special guy, and he will be so missed. My heart goes out to you all as you deal with his sudden loss.
  • Marisa Villalba To Rob's family and friends I am sorry for your loss. Praying for you and thinking of you during this difficult period. I got the chance to meet Rob at ACS. Meetings with Rob, were always something I looked forward to, smart funny and took pride in his work. I will miss you.
  • Rick Smith It was an honor to know Rob and his uplifting nature, though we did not wok closely together. Rob always with a smile would give the thumbs up as I neared retirement. That thought shall remain with me.
  • Alison P. You will be missed at ACS. Blessing to the family.
  • Crystal Rees Dearest Rob, thank you for giving me the opportunity to be the best part of your life outside of Chase...thank you for asking me out November 21st 2018. Thank you for asking me over for the best steak dinner every 3/18. Your last couple of days here were filled with so much love, thank you for allowing me to share it with you. You were so happy your last several days here on earth and I thank God I got to be part of that. You were always kind, compassionate, you would give the shirt off your back to make others happy and you never gave up on me and the boys...the things you said to them will always remain with them. Outside of my kids, thank you for being the best part of my life...I loved you, just wish I had been brave enough to tell you...I miss your corky attempt to rap and rhyme words, I miss the laughter, I miss telling you that you didn’t have a pea heart and how much you loved me in the boys...takes a real man to love someone else’s kids and you did just that...you will be forever and APA pool will never be the same without you.
  • John Bier I only met Rob in the last two years playing APA and found he was a upstanding person and a good adversary. RIP
  • Veronica Bridgewaters Rob, you were a key member of every team you joined and you didn't hesitate to do the job that no one wanted. You always made what ever we were doing more fun. You will be greatly missed. Veronica
  • Chris Joslin My condolences to the Mietus family. Rob you will truly be missed at ACS. It was pleasure working with and knowing you.
  • Tawana Williams I'm still at a loss of words. Not seeing you, talking to you and laughing with you everyday is a hard pill to swallow. It was an honor knowing you Big Rob. I will truly miss you tremendously! Rest in Heaven! My condolences to the Mietus family.
  • Pablo R Valenzuela No words can describe the feeling of your departure. You were truly "the light" wherever you went. The great memories will remain with me forever! Rest in heaven my friend!
  • Shavonne Ekeledo It was a pleasure working with you Rob. You were always so nice to me. You definitely will be missed. Rest in Heaven! Shavonne
  • Jana S. Your presence will be missed at ACS. RIP
  • Enrique Gallegos I will always be grateful for your support and friendship as a coworker. RIP buddy !
  • Jennifer Schwade My deepest condolences to the Mietus family. Rob had such a fantastic sense of humor, always a big smile on his face. His many friends from pool league will miss him greatly.
  • David Pratt Jim, On behalf of myself & Tracy, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Corky L Henderson It was truly an honor and a pleasure to work alongside you at ACS. You were truly my brother from another mother. You are already missed, but your spirit lives on through all those you touched...especially me. Love and miss you bro!
  • Pete Vujanovich Rob - it was a pleasure growing up with you and your brothers "back in the day". Even though we had not seen much of each other in past years, enjoyed when we got together and reminisced. You shall be greatly missed. Godspeed, my friend.