Robert "Bobby Dean" Elsea
1944 - 2019
Robert D. "Bobby Dean" Elsea, 75, of Arlington passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Bob was born on July 14, 1944 to the late Lester E. and Fannie I. (Hosafros) Elsea. He married Linda C. Brinkman on October 24, 1970, and she survives along with two sons: Robert Lynn (Debi) Elsea of Tennessee, and Jeffrey (Jaimee) Elsea of Michigan. Bob is also survived by three grandchildren: Jax Elsea, Sean Landstrom, and Erin (Taylor) Cardin; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Betty (Jack) Huffman. Bobby Dean was a 1962 graduate of Arlington High School. Immediately after graduation, he became a firefighter for the Arlington Volunteer Fire Department. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965, serving through 1966. After returning home, he began his EMS career in Arlington, when EMS was with Crates Funeral Home. He served his community as a member of the Arlington Volunteer Fire Department for 32 years, serving as Fire Chief for 14 of those years. He was also a member of Appleseed EMS for many years, also serving as EMS Chief. He was also a farmer, welder and excavator for many years and a member of Good Hope Lutheran Church. In all, Bobby Dean served his country and the Village of Arlington proudly for over 57 years. Visitation for Bobby Dean will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 2:00-8:00pm at CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Arlington and for one hour (10:00-11:00am) prior to the service at the church. A funeral service will begin at 11:00am on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Good Hope Lutheran Church, with Pastor Steve Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow in Arlington Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Good Hope Lutheran Church, Arlington Volunteer Fire Department, or Appleseed EMS in memory of Bob. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting cratesfuneralhome.com.
CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
620 N. Main St
Thursday, October 3rd 2019 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Good Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church[Map]
300 South Main Street
Arlington, Ohio 45840
Friday, October 4th 2019 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Friday, October 4th 2019 - 11:00 AM
Good Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church [Map]
300 S. Main St
Arlington, Ohio 45814
Final Resting Place:
Arlington Cemetery [Map]
18470 Twp Rd 71
Arlington, Ohio 45814
Condolences For Robert "Bobby Dean" Elsea
But although they are no longer with us, may you find them always
in your heart.
Caring thoughts are with your family today, Expressing the sympathy words cannot say.
My deepest sympathy.
I’ll be thinking of you and all the good memories of my youth and my your dad Rest In Peace an find heaven with plenty of open roads and hot rods.
Please accept our sincere condolences.
Bob was one of those very special people who never knew a stranger. Growing up he was one of the older guys in town that I knew. If you ever needed any kind of information, Bob would always have an answer.
Bob was one of the first unofficial engineers that I knew and was always building or working on something. He gave me my first go kart ride, from what I now believe was a home made go kart. In the end the ride didn’t turn out so well, but it was still fun. Of course there are many more stories, but for the sake of space I’ll stop.
The other thing that I will always remember about Bob was the fact that even if he was busy or having a bad day you could always count on a friendly smile and welcome.
Bob was a true Arlingtonian and will be missed by more than just a few people who knew him.
Sincerely - Greg and Vickie Snyder
We worked together for many years and he was a big part of the entire HANCO family.
May God be with and comfort the entire Elsea Family through this difficult time.
With prayers and sympathy,
John and Sandi Moore
I remember Bob when I was just starting on the Mt Cory fire department many years. He was a great inspiration to many people on the fire departments and EMTs around many areas and touched many other lives in a positive way.
Peace be with you and your family
So very sorry to hear of your loss and extend our love and sympathy! And to Linda, so sorry and our hearts go out to you!!!
We have such good memories of how Bobby Dean had helped us so much through the years at our family business!!! He knew how to fix everything!!!!
Love, Ruth Ann Redick,
Cindy Dillman, Scott Redick, Tony and Heather Redick, and Lori Redick
You have our sincere sympathy in the loss of Bobby Dean. He was a 'great guy' and will certainly be missed by many. I well remember the ride I ask him to give me in his 1963 white Chevy Super Sport Impala with a "409" engine (cubic inch and HP) and 4 on the floor. It began at "The Gulf," went west on '103' to the Eagle Creek and back to the "The Gulf." A thrill that lasted me a life-time. I'm sorry, but we'll not be able to attend visitation due to my hurting back and extreme pain in walking. We'll be praying for you, trusting God to give you His peace and comfort in the days to come.
forget. He was a tremendous asset to the Arlington community.
My heart goes out to you all.
I will miss Bob more than words can say.
Love to you all and I will see you Linda when I get back on Road 152 at the end of October.
Our sympathy and thoughts are with you and we treasure our memories of him!