COVINGTON - Ronald "Polk-a-dot" Tobias, 77, of Covington, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at his home.
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He was born Dec. 3, 1935, in Covington, to his parents James L. Tobias and Velva C. (Godown) Boehringer.
Ronald graduated from Covington High School Class of 1953. In 1956, he married Adelia V. Lucous and together they shared a life for 57 years.
He worked for Champion Paper, Finfrock Construction, and was a Covington Police Officer. He had also been employed at Subler Trucking, Manfredi Trucking, and most recently retired from PTI Trucking. He enjoyed fishing, poker night with the guys, and going to casinos with dear friends, Kenton and Jill Ervin.
He will be missed by his loving wife, Adelia Tobias of Covington; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Sharon (Chandler) Tobias of Covington, Michael and Denise (Richard) Tobias of Covington and Robert and Shirley (Goble) Tobias of Warsaw, Ind.; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Dave Burgess of Covington; grandchildren, Rachel and Joe Bandura, Ronnie Tobias, Nick and Luke Tobias, Heather Tobias and fiancé Jordan Burelison, Holly Tobias and fiancé Jordan Monnin, Michael Tobias; brother, Bruce A. Tobias; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Marianne Ervin of Nappanee, Ind., Pauline Adamson of Marion, Ind., Carol Sue Lanning of Bremen, Ind., and Carol Jean Hershberger of Bremen, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Tobias, Velva C. Boehringer, Alice V. Dumph; brothers, Keith E. Tobias, Tom L. Rohr and Butch Ervin; sister, Sharon K. Pate.
Services will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 10 S. High Street, Covington, with Pastor Ralph Schaafsma officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A committal service will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, 7875 N. Crescent Dr., Covington.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Stillwater Community Church, 7900 W. Sugar Grove Road, Covington, OH, 45318.
Online memories may be left for the family at www.jackson-sarver.com.
Published in Piqua Daily Call on Feb. 12, 2013