Robert Lee Schiff “Bob”, 86, who was born June 13, 1934, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2020, at 11:15 a.m. surrounded by loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Henrietta Schiff, and his brother, Jerome Schiff.

He was also preceded by his wife Judy’s daughter, Regina. He was a kind and sweet soul who truly exemplified the phrase that “a wise and wealthy man is happy with his lot.”

A great sporting event or a simple gathering with his children and grandchildren was all he needed to be happy and content. He was a huge and loyal Buckeyes and Reds fan. Hopefully, we can all learn from his unpretentious, wise examples.

His life became truly fulfilled and complete the past 30-plus years after he met and married his loving wife, Judy. She loved him and took care of him and worshiped him nearly as much as he worshiped her in return. She expresses that she “never knew true love until she met and married Bob.” Our entire family appreciates Judy and will always be there to love and look out for her.

Bob was a great athlete while attending Bexley High School and Otterbein University. He also served in the U.S. Navy. His athletic prowess was highlighted by the fact that he scored six touchdowns in one high school football game, was drafted by the St Louis Cardinals baseball team at age 18, and when living in Philadelphia, was asked to try out as a fill-in punter for the Eagles.

He spent years in the family shoe business and then worked various sales positions and owned and operated several restaurant establishments, including the Clarmont Steakhouse. He spent the final years of his working career at the Franklin County Auditor’s Office where he thankfully met Judy.

He loved his children and grandchildren and took great pride in every one of them. He is survived by his sons, Scott (Diana), Todd and Michael (Patricia); daughter, Lisa (Mark) Spivack; grandchildren, Zachary (Courtney), Jared, Lexi, Gabby, Emma, Justin (Melissa), Ethan (Laura), Dylan, Brett, Jessica, Adam, Sophie, Juliette, Stefan and Adrian, and Judy’s grandson, Preston Abshire; Diana’s daughter, Emma Adams; as well as his brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Joyce Schiff; great-granddaughter, Madison; and daughters-in-law, Lynda and Marci. He also loved all of his nieces and nephews.

He never met a stranger and was always a gentleman. Bob was proud of his Jewish faith and his grandfather, Ephraim, who was an Orthodox rabbi.

A private burial was held July 22.

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