1946 - 2021
Routsong Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Kettering
2100 E. Stroop Rd
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BARLOW, Robert John

Age 74, of Centerville, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Robert "Bob" was born on November 20, 1946, in

Dayton, OH, to the late Albert H. and Josephine M. (Slivinski) Barlow. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, served in the U.S. Army, and was a Vietnam veteran. Bob graduated from Wilbur Wright High School, Manchester College, and earned his Master's in Athletic Administration from the University of Dayton. He spent 37 years as an

Educator at Centerville High School and after retiring, enjoyed working with students in Special Education. Bob was a

football, baseball (WBL), and gymnastics coach (Boys

Gymnastics State Champions of 1980), avid golfer, and three time marathon runner. A man of faith, Bob was a 9 year member on the Pastoral Advisory Council at St. Francis, the treasurer for the men's club, and the chapter founder of Christian Athletes at CHS. A dedicated, patient and loving man, Bob

enjoyed boating with his family, backpacking with his son, and playing with his grandkids, he also enjoyed puzzles, playing solitaire and cribbage. Bob was preceded in death by his siblings, Albert G. (Carolyn), Edward "Butch" D. (Anita Jean), and Josephine A. (Smart) Millar. His memory will be kept alive by his loving wife of 53 years, Debbie (Hunt);

children, N. Tenille (Joshua) Redmond, Brandon S. (Kelcey) Barlow; grandchildren, Brace, Parker, Carlee, and

Montgomery; sisters, Barbara Mills, Jeri (JT) Townsend, and Mary Barlow; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. The Family wishes to thank Washington-Township Fire Station 43, Ohio Hospice, and the VA Hospice for their support,

service and tender care. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Association. Friends are invited to celebrate Bob's life on Monday, September 20 at ROUTSONG FUNERAL HOME, 2100 E. STROOP RD., KETTERING, anytime from 5-7PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, September 21 at 10:30AM at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 6245 Wilmington Pike, Centerville. Upon cremation, Bob's final resting place will be Calvary Cemetery. Due to COVID-19 please consider wearing a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. Fond memories and condolences may be shared with the family at
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We just called him "Barlow" at WW back in the 60´s. Probably had the most intense eyes I ever came across while running sprints after football practice.hell of a guy !
Sgt.J.P. McDonough Ret.
October 16, 2021
We are saddened to learn of the passing of one of our beloved teachers.
Centerville Class of 1988
October 2, 2021
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing Brandon. He was my health teacher in high school and was such a kind person. So sorry for your family's loss. You are all in my prayers.
Catherine Mets (Moraites)
September 23, 2021
I was so sorry to see the passing of Bob. He was a teacher of mine Centerville High School. i remember his kindness and skill at his job. RIP
Edward Michael Grudus
September 20, 2021
Debbie, Tenille and Family, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Bob. I had the pleasure of working with him a few times at the HS, and of course, seeing him at Church. Thinking of all of you.
Kris & Todd Hazenfield
September 19, 2021
Barry McQuain
September 17, 2021
Mr. Barlow was my high school home room advisor from 1984-1987. May his soul rest in peace.
Anuj Desai
September 17, 2021
I remember Bob and Debbie walking through the halls of Wilbur Wright, and thinking what a great couple they were! My sincere sympathy to your family.
Connie Greene Dailey
September 16, 2021
I´m sorry to hear coach Barlow passed.he was my freshman football coach in 1976 and health teacher. Very patient and layed back man, a kind soul.thank you for all you taught us coach .I´m glad I reconnected with coach when he managed pleasant hill pool.a job well done my faithful servant .my prayers go out to your family
Matt endicott
September 16, 2021
Always enjoyed seeing Mr. Barlow at Pleasant Hill every summer. He will be missed!
Mary Ryan-Fisher
September 16, 2021
Chris Tucker
September 16, 2021
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