Robert Charles Ellis Sr.

January 11, 1945April 2, 2021

Robert Charles Ellis was born on January 11, 1945 in Cincinnati, Ohio and passed away on April 2, 2021 in Kettering, Ohio and is under the care of Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel.

Visitation will be held on April 13, 2021 at 10:00 am at Alter High School, 940 E. David Road, Dayton, OH. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on April 13, 2021 at 12:30 pm at St Charles of Borromeo Catholic Church, 4500 Ackerman Blvd, Kettering, Ohio.

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13 April


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Alter High School

Athletic Field

940 E. David Road
Dayton, OH 45429

13 April

Mass of Christian Burial

12:30 pm

St Charles of Borromeo Catholic Church

4500 Ackerman Blvd
Kettering, Ohio 45429


Robert Charles Ellis Sr.

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Karen Ballaban

April 11, 2021

Sending my condolences to Katie, the Ellis children and to Aunt Janet, Dan, Chuck, Jim and Joy and all of Bob’s extended family and friends. It is so hard to say goodbye to those we love so dearly. Please know you are all in my prayers. I know the many wonderful memories you have of Bob as a family member or friend will be in your hearts forever. Cousin Bob Rest In Peace.

Tom Blair

April 11, 2021

Being on the St. Charles Athletic commission with Bob and going to Keenland every year with a group of people from Alter High school.

Norma Roberts

April 11, 2021

Sorry to hear of the passing of your husband, father, and grandfather Whiz. We are the grandparents of Nick Royer who was coached by him graduating in 2008. We have fond memories of attending all of the soccer games we could and going to State. We were very proud when Nick made All State and we attended the celebration at OSU and shared a table with Whiz and Katie. Whiz was a very dedicated coach, fun to watch when he coached and and truly an Alter Knight.
Rest in Peace Whiz, we will all miss you, our sincere sympathy to Katie and all of the Ellis Family.
Barry and Norma Roberts

Cindy Stichweh

April 10, 2021

I am so deeply sorry to all of the Ellis Family about the passing of Bob. I will definitely miss my conversations with him when he got his teeth cleaned. We all appreciate the countless hours of coaching, service and dedication to the sports programs at Alter High School. He was a wonderful caring and kind man and will be greatly missed by our entire community. Sending prayers of peace and comfort to all of you.
Cindy and Rob Stichweh

Mark Simmons

April 9, 2021

Katie and family, My thoughts are with you at the unexpected loss of Bob. We participated in the AARP Tax program together for 15+ years and I learned a great deal via his expertise. I will miss him greatly !!

Ronnie Fernandez

April 8, 2021

I've known wiz for over 30 years. But the last 6 years have been the most fun I had with him as his varsity assistant coach. After Leaving my program at Bishop Fenwick, he brought me on board without hesitation. We had good runs on the soccer field and some unfortunate losses but that's part of the game. He was always looking out for me.
Four years ago, when school was out, wiz convinced me to work part time in the summer at Community golf course in Kettering. During those summers, I would see Wiz mowing the grass, driving around the Range Cart, and playing golf early in the morning. During work he would look for me to see what I was doing and when he found me or visa -versa, we would just chat up a storm and talk soccer and his beloved Manchester United-Im a Real Madrid fan so we always have spirited friendly arguments haha... I will miss him. He was a friend, colleague, father figure, and mentor. I love you Wiz, you will always be on my side. If things go the way you want it as you planned, I will keep Alter boys soccer continued success...AMEN!

Dave and Becky Reeves

April 7, 2021

We are deeply saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Our condolences to Katie and family. I had the honor of driving the team Bus for the Wiz the past couple years and worked the Boys basketball games with him. The voice of the Knights will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ellis family as they go through this difficult time.

John Brown

April 7, 2021


My deepest condolences for the great loss of your soulmate Bob, the Wiz.

I remember working along side Wiz on the St. Charles Borromeo School Athletics Commission and the CYO Board of Directors and the CYO Basketball Commission.

Bob’s body of work for Alter High School speaks volumes about his character and dedication. He will be missed at Football games, Basketball games, and of course the Boys Soccer games.

Mary Lou Randolph

April 7, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the Ellis family. As the Volunteer Administrator for the City of Kettering, I am so thankful to have known Bob as a dedicated volunteer who worked tirelessly year after year to assist folks with their tax returns. He touched so many lives by generously sharing the gifts of his expertise and time --- 11,122 hours to be exact! In his competitive nature, he always tried to complete more returns than the previous year. May your memories of Bob bring you peace and comfort.

Mike Lynch

April 7, 2021


Bob was a good friend and a great role model. I always enjoyed reffing with him and "catching up" with him at recert meetings after I moved to Granville. I also enjoyed all of my Alter assignments.
My condolences to you and your family.