Bobby Makar Remembered as "The Cheerful Glue" That Helped Grow Digital Media Productions

The School of Media and Journalism at Kent State University is saddened at the unexpected death of our alumnus, adjunct instructor and friend Bobby Makar.

Bobby was a graduate of our B.S. and M.A. programs in Digital Media Production (DMP). As MDJ Assistant Professor Scott Hallgren has noted, Bobby “was deeply beloved by DMP students, and was the cheerful glue that helped the program grow to where it is now.”

Bobby was an important part of the MDJ community and we are grateful for the years of joy and service he provided all of us. As we mourn Bobby’s loss we are inspired by his passion for the arts and his joy in sharing that passion with others.

Funeral Information

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Ferfolia Funeral Homes.

Visitation will be at Ferfolia Funeral Homes, 356 W. Aurora Road, Sagamore Hills, OH 44067, Monday, November 16, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will take place St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 8894 State Route 14, Streetsboro, OH 44241, Tuesday, November 17 at 11:00 a.m.

Internment to follow at All Saints Cemetery, 480 W. Highland Road, Northfield, OH 44067.

If students would like help dealing with grief, there are several resources, including:

  • Kent State University Psychological Services at 330-672-2487
  • AJ Leu in the CCI Dean's Office at
POSTED: Monday, November 16, 2020 - 11:42am
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 9:12am