Robert L. “Sideshow Bob” Hissam


Robert L. “Sideshow Bob” Hissam, 66, passed away Monday, October 17, 2022. He was the son of the late Russell L. and Violet M. Hissam. Bob lived his entire life in Zanesville, except for a short stay in Clearwater, Florida following his 1974 graduation from Zanesville High School. He was an electrician for City Electric and was a member of the Southeastern Bikers and Old Boy Bikers.

Bob leaves behind a brother Don L. (Carla) Hissam of Fort Myers, FL; a sister M. Kay (Bub) Church of Charlotte, NC; his only son Ian Hissam of New Lexington; three grandchildren: Audi Sky Hissam, Avery Hissam and Hayden Hissam; several cousins and many friends in Ohio and Florida.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his older sister Sue A. Smith.

The family would like to send special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at The Ohio State University James Cancer Center; the entire staff at Genesis Hospice Morrison House and Bob Tilly.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1PM, Saturday, October 29 at the Angry Bull Saloon.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you plant a small tree at “Sideshow’s Orchard”, his happy place on the hill. Contact his brother Don (239-410-5181) for details.

THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD, ZANESVILLE has the distinct honor of serving the Hissam family.

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