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Robert  J. Anderle
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Catholic Community Foundation
    Attn: Madelyn Zone
    1404 East Ninth St
    Cleveland, OH 44114

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“Dear Cousin Carol and family, We wish you love and sympathy in the passing of dearest Bob, your beloved husband, father, grandfather and our cousin....Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: sandra l john - Family

“Bob & I grew up together as brothers with a common goal - - sports & outdoor activities! Although basketball was his main interest, he...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: DENNIS FRANKO - Apopka, FL

“On behalf of the Padua Athletic Department, we offer condolences to the Anderle family. We appreciate all of Bob's hard work helping out at Padua...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Kevin Leigh - Friend

“Bob was the Athletic Director at OLGC when my daughters first started school. He devoted many hours to the baseball and basketball teams.He valued...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Shari Franks - Brooklyn, OH

“Condolences to the Anderle family. RIP Coach. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Jackie Cinadr Vargas - Student

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the Anderle family. Coach Anderle was the best coach/sports director Our Lady of Good Counsel has ever had. He...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Lisa Ashton Davis - Student

“Sincere condolences to the Anderle family on Bob's passing. I enjoyed working with him for the many years that he was the equipment manager at Padua...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Tim Giulivo - Brecksville, OH

“Thoughts and prayers for the family. Bob was my 7th and 8th grade basketball coach at St. Catherine and I truly remember him as an outstanding,...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: mark ferfolia - Student

“Dear Jeff and Carol, was so sad to hear of Bob's passing. When John & I heard the news we immediately started remembering all the fun times we had...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Bonnie Dusek - Sagamore Hills, OH

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Robert J. Anderle age 80, passed away May 24, 2020.
Bob married the love of his life Carol when he was 22. A perfect match, they immediately started the family that would be the center of the rest of his life. Bob and Carol adored each other and were amazingly committed to their children and then grandchildren. He worked hard as a mail carrier for forty years with a dream that his children would go to college. Bob's care and dedication, his endless passion for every member of the family, and the values he instilled were a great gift that few are lucky to receive.
Bob grew up in the Buckeye neighborhood of Cleveland graduating from Benedictine High School in 1958. From an early age he enjoyed basketball and began coaching as a teenager in the Catholic Youth Organization's grade school league. This became a lifetime passion with him coaching youth basketball for forty years. He was honored by induction in the CYO Hall of Fame in 2008, but the true legacy of "Coach Anderle" was his positive impact, giving so many children confidence and fostering their passions as a role model and "second dad."
Bob was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, coach and friend. His fierce commitment and love for his family, friends and players knew no bounds and will be missed. He is survived by his loving wife Carol (nee Lawicki), his children and their spouses, Chris and Cheryl, Rob and Christina, Jeff and Ebie, Rosemarie and John Costo, and his grandchildren whom he could not have loved more Shelby, Markus, Thomas, Brett, Nicholas, Margaret, Audrey, Megan, and Alexandra. Bob was preceded in death by his sister Barbara Silvestro (husband Dominic).

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Catholic Community Foundation, Attn: Madelyn Zone, 1404 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, OH 44114.
Private graveside services at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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