Robert Dale Schommer

May 4, 1946February 15, 2021

Robert Dale Schommer Robert “Bob” Schommer died unexpectedly on February 15, 2021 at the age of 74. He was born to Raymond and Caroline Schommer in Middletown, Ohio, and has been a resident of the Dayton area his entire life.Bob is survived by his son Rob (Traci) Schommer; grandsons Dillon, Reagan and Nathan; great-granddaughter Ryleigh; sisters Judy and Kathy; brothers Dick, Ken, Bill, Ray, Fred and John; many nieces and nephews; and several close friends and loved ones. Bob was predeceased by his parents and brother Jim.There will be a private service held by the family. Condolences can be sent to Tobias Funeral home.


  • Private Family Gathering

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

  • Military Honors

    Saturday, February 20, 2021


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Russ Stringfellow

February 22, 2021

I was in the Quality Department for 13 1/2 years at Findlay/JCI. I learned a lot from Bob and he was a great Plant Manager. He will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Family and friends.

Mark Loos

February 20, 2021

My Condolences to Rob and the family.

I worked with Bob for 29 yrs. He was a was a great mentor and coach to all. He was an integral part of my life.
Rest in Peace Bob

Willie Paden

February 19, 2021

I worked with Bob at Findlay Ind. from 1981 to 1993. He afforded me many career opportunities and was a great mentor and coach. Learning from Bob at a young age was instrumental in my success at G.M. He will be missed! RIP Bob.

Hal Miller

February 19, 2021

You were always so kind and helpful to me and my family. I always looked forward to coming home to Ohio and visiting with you on Sundays, you knew a little bit about everything and your talks were special. Thank you! Condolences to Rob and the family.
R.I.P. Uncle Bob

Harold & Cathy Miller

February 19, 2021

We have many great memories of Bob. He was an integral part of our children's lives for many years. Rest in peace Bob

Brian Shively

February 18, 2021

So sorry to hear about this. I am thankful for all the "Bob-Shine" moments I had with him. I worked at JCI with him for 4 years in West Carrollton, OH and then another 1-2 years off an on at JIT plants in Columbia, TN, and West Point, GA. Every where he went, and everyone he interacted with he immediately always connected and people just seemed to cling to him. His calm, cool, and patient demeanor, witty humor, and way of asking questions to help you get to answers was second to none.

No matter how bad your day was or what tragedy was happening in your life, after talking with Bob...getting a little Bob-Shine (as we called it), everything was OK, you would leave feeling Incredible and typically would have a solution or answer. He wouldn't give you the answer but would help you figure it out for yourself. He taught people how to fish rather than just give people fish.

Lessons for a lifetime, I share the lessons often with others. I reflect often on my time learning from him, helps me to level set in many challenging situations I encounter.

He was a unique human being, no doubt about it. I haven't met anyone like him and I've traveled and worked in 15 countries (many-many cities and states) all over the world. RIP until we meet again.

John Roth

February 18, 2021

So sad to hear this news. I had the opportunity to work for Bob at Findlay Industries/JCI for over 18 years, starting as a Co-op student. Looking back, it truly was a fantastic learning and growth experience for me and I carry many of those experiences with me. The team that he led was truly amazing. We were able to work together to achieve so much and in my opinion, be the best JIT Seat assembly shop in the world. He truly will be missed. I was unable to find a picture, however, found a Six Sigma card that I believe is a great summary of Bob's life. A JCI Leader is:
1. Someone that people trust
2. Competent and effective
3. Concerned for the right things, team and results over career and self
4. Passionate and committed
5. A positive influence on people and processes
6. Alive and it it for the long run

Kathy Di Paolo

February 18, 2021

I’m Traci (Rob) Schommer’s aunt. My husband and I are very fond of Rob and we send our prayers and consolation to him (and the family) on the passing of his father. Robert must have been a special person, which shows in his son Rob. Love, Aunt Boots and Uncle Vinnie Di Paolo.

Elizabeth McKeever

February 18, 2021

Great guy ! He will be missed !

Jim Fraley

February 18, 2021

Bob gave me my first real opportunity at a decent job based on my limited experience in seat building. My condolences to his family.