Robert L. Carlisle
September 12, 1940-November 17, 2020
Robert Carlisle was quietly called to the hand of God Nov 17, 2020. An incredible husband, father, and grandfather (affectionately known as Bobby C., Daddy Bob and Papa) his unselfish, giving heart will be missed by many.
A lover of all things outdoors, he was fond of fishing, hunting, walking Metro Parks, gardening, tending to flower beds, or just reading on the patio. Another favorite hobby of his was playing cards. He never passed up a chance to quote the book of Hoyle. He spent over 40 years meeting every month, with fellow teachers, to play cards. He also enjoyed the Green and Springfield euchre groups.
A graduate of St. Mary’s in 1958, Robert was a member of the Lone Star fraternity, received a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Akron, and a Master’s degree in Education from Kent State University. With a love for numbers, his career as a math teacher began in 1962 with the Akron Public Schools. After retiring from APS, he continued teaching and tutoring for a total of 48 years in education, working with students at University of Akron and St. Vincent -St. Mary High School.
His giving nature was witnessed in his daily experiences with his family as well as his volunteer work with his church family. As a member of Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, through the Labre Ministry, he prepared and delivered food to the homeless every week.
Proceeded in death by his parents, Emma and Donald Carlisle, brothers Jimmy and Tommy. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Loretta; children Paula (Anthony) Padula, Diane (Brad) Fluty, David, John (Cyndi), Carrie (Jeff) Racz, Elizabeth (Josh) Spector, and grandchildren: Gabriella, Sarah, Angelo, Milo, Felix, Connor, Asher, Nora, Celia, Pete, Jane, Jonathan, and Josephine. Survived also by siblings Donna Peel, Cathy (Mike) Segneri, MaryAnn (Charles) Parrish; and a large extended family of cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and his close cousin, Billy.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 1:00pm at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 1800 Steese Rd., Uniontown OH 44685 where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the Mass. Masks and social distancing are required. Private interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “Queen of Heaven-LABRE”, c/o Queen of Heaven Church.
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