Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel

5471 Far Hills Ave Dayton, OH


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    Jon B Deitloff

    Funeral Director

    Jon is a graduate of the Mortuary Science Department at San Antonio College and received the designation of certified funeral service practitioner in 2003. He has been a licensed funeral director since 1987 but his informal training began earlier in his father’s funeral home in Nebraska.

    Jon served as president of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association in 2007 and on the board of directors at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science from 2003 to 2014, serving the last four years as president. Jon has also served on several other area boards and organizations. He has two adult sons and enjoys travel, reading and live music.

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    Mark B Ely

    Funeral Director

    Since 1998 Mark has provided compassionate care to families in the greater Dayton area. Mark earned his degree in mortuary science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1975. He is proud to be a part of the Dignity Memorial® team, guiding you through one of the most personal times in life.

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    Traci L Skeen

    Funeral Director

    Traci Skeen has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1996 after she graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She has thoroughly enjoyed serving families in the Miami Valley area since that time. Traci became a part of the Dignity Memorial® team in December 2005 and in May of 2009 joined Tobias Funeral Home to provide compassionate and professional care to the families she serves.

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    Steven J Tobias

    General Manager

    Steve is a second-generation funeral director who is honored and privileged to serve the families of Dayton and surrounding communities for over three decades. Steve was born and raised in the Dayton/Kettering area and currently resides in Bellbrook, Ohio. Beginning his studies at Ohio State University, he graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1979.

    Steve enjoys giving back to his community and is a member of the Bellbrook Lions Club, served as a paramedic and firefighter with the Sugarcreek-Bellbrook Fire Department for 18 years and currently is an active volunteer with the Victoria Performing Arts. He serves with the old adage in mind: People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

    Steve enjoys spending time with his family, especially his four grandchildren.

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    James G Turpen

    Funeral Director

    James has been serving families of Dayton, Ohio, since 1966 and at Tobias Funeral Home since 1989. He spent four years at Miami University studying adult trainable and adolescent behavior issues and graduated cum laud from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1966. James is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Ohio Funeral Directors and Embalmers associations and the Greater Montgomery County Funeral Directors Association. He is also involved with the Victoria Theater Association.

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    Andrew L Vanderhorst

    General Manager

    Andrew, also known as Skip, is a lifelong resident of Beavercreek and graduated from Beavercreek High School in 1974. A 1981 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science as a funeral director and embalmer, he began working at our funeral home in July 1980.

    Skip is a member of Beavercreek Lodge #753 and a 33rd degree member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton.

    Skip and his wife have 1 daughter and are active members of St. Helen Parish. They enjoy spending their free time with family and friends.