WARREN, Ohio – Robert H. Elswick age 65, passed away early Tuesday morning, December 6, 2016 at St. Josephs Hospital in Warren, Ohio.
He was born in Niles, Ohio on February 7, 1951 a son of Jess and Madeline Elswick.
He was a 1969 graduate of Howland High School and went on to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Following his discharge, he would return to Warren and spend over 45 years working for Arcelor Mittal before his retirement as a supervisor earlier this year.
He was an avid Browns, Indians and Ohio State Buckeye fan and enjoyed golfing, bowling and fishing. He also had coached girls softball for many years at Burbank Park.
He is survived by his wife, Sindee whom he married on December 4, 1971; his son, Josh (Kelly) Elswick of Austintown; daughter, Nicole (Paul) Mendik of Lordstown; his grandchildren, Kelsie Daniel of Cleveland and Drew Mendik of Lordstown; brother, Donald Elswick of Niles; sister, Nancy Hensley of McDonald; his in-laws, Jim and Barb Leach of Palmetto, Florida and by his beloved dog companions, Grady and Laney.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call on Thursday evening, December 8, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Road NE in Warren, Ohio.
Private services will be held on Friday morning, December 9.
Contributions may be made in his memory to the New Lease on Life Animal Rescue. 2773 Midlothian Blvd. Struthers, Ohio 44471.
A television tribute will air Thursday, December 8 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.