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Robert A. English

Robert A. English, age 84, of Delta, passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born April 30, 1937 in Toledo, Ohio to Robert E. and Dorothy (Geddert) English. Bob was a 1955 graduate of Thomas A. DeVilbiss High School where he was an all-star athlete in both football and basketball. On August 3, 1956, he married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Bartley.

Bob was a lifelong sports enthusiast. He was a graduate of the University of Toledo, where he earned his B.E., M.Ed, and Ed.S degrees in Physical Education and Administration. Bob taught physical education and health at Delta High School until his retirement in 1987. While at DHS, he coached cross country, football, wrestling, and girl's track. In retirement, Bob enjoyed officiating wrestling and girl's volleyball. Quite often, he could also be found on the golf course playing with friends and family. Bob was known for his "foot wedge".
Another passion of Bob's was travel. He spent summers at Clark Lake and made annual trips to the Smokey Mountains and Florida. He took several cruises and was always packed and ready for the next adventure.

Bob's family, friends, former students and athletes brought him great joy.  He adored his only child and son-in-law,  and two grandchildren. He will be missed by his loving wife of 65 years, Pat; daughter Kelly (Don) Finney; grandchildren James (Olivia) Finney and Skylar Finney; brother Tom (Nancy) English; and cherished nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. English; mother Dorothy English; brother Richard English; and father and mother-in-law, Marshall and Irene Bartley.

As per Bob's wishes, there will be no visitation and arrangements will remain private for family.

In honor of Coach English's life long love of sport, memorial contributions may be made to the Panther Athletic Club (PAC) c/o Delta High School, 605 Taylor Street, Delta, Ohio 43515.

Services entrusted to Grisier~Weigel Funeral Home in Delta.

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I will always remember Bob English as my coach, my teacher and my friend. I am sure that many students who went to Devilbiss can say the same thing.

My prayers and thoughts go out to Coach English's family. I will always remember Coach being in my corner when I needed him in wrestling and in life.

Steve Hardy

Steve Hardy Feb 6 2022 10:21 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert English

Patricia Barlow Shidler Feb 1 2022 7:15 PM