Fairborn City Schools District is deeply saddened to report the passing of former employee Roy Thobe at 60 on Sunday October 1. Roy Thobe was known to many for his outstanding math teaching abilities and coaching of its varsity football team; leaving a lasting impactful legacy behind.
Thobe’s legacy extends far beyond the classroom and the football field. He also served as a high school track coach during his years of teaching, spanning across various Hamilton and Dayton area schools. His dedication to education and athletics touched the lives of countless young students throughout his career.
The Fairborn City Schools District expressed its heartfelt sympathies and love to Thobe’s family during this difficult time. In a recent Facebook post, the district paid tribute to Coach Thobe, highlighting his exceptional qualities.
“Thank you Coach Thobe for helping our young student-athletes learn about work ethic, humility, kindness, and strength and fortitude,” the post read, reflecting the deep respect and gratitude the district holds for his contributions.
As the community learned of Coach Thobe’s passing, an outpouring of support and fond memories flooded the comment section of the Facebook post. Many community members shared their personal stories and interactions with Coach Thobe, underscoring the profound impact he had on their lives. It is evident that he will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
The Fairborn City Schools District is committed to honoring Coach Thobe’s memory and will share more information regarding memorial services and remembrance activities as it becomes available. The legacy of Roy Thobe will undoubtedly live on in the hearts of the students and community members he inspired throughout his years of dedicated service.
|Age:||60 years old|
|Date of Passing:||Sunday, October 1, 2023|
|Roles:||Math Teacher, Varsity Football Coach, High School Track Coach|
|Legacy:||Emphasized work ethic, humility, kindness, strength, and fortitude|
|Community Response:||Outpouring of support and fond memories from the community|
|Memorial Services:||Details to be shared by the Fairborn City Schools District|