d: Monday, September 04, 2006 Visitation: Thursday, September 7, 2006 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Service: Friday, September 8, 2006 at 10 a.m.
Robert QUISENBERRY, Age 70, of Hamilton, died Monday, September 4, 2006 at 1:15 a.m. in Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown. He was born in Hamilton on September 29, 1935, the son of Espie and Dorothy (Akeman) Quisenberry. He was a graduate of Annville Institute in Kentucky, Hope College Holland Michigan and received his Masters Degree in Education Administration from Miami University. He married Irene Winstead on December 26, 1956 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He taught Elementary Education in Michigan for two years. He began his career in Hamilton at Fillmore Elementary followed by assignments at Garfield High School, Roosevelt and George Washington Jr. High Schools. He was Superintendent of Hamilton City Schools for many years, Superintendent for Fallon Nevada Schools and then served as consultant for the new Monroe School District until June 2006. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. His many honors include, National Intern - National Association of Secondary School Principals, Ohio Senate Recognition - Excellence in Education, Community Service Award - O'Tucks Organization. He was also featured on the NBC Today Show with Tom Brokaw and Eric Burns regarding his stance on the back to basics initiative. Other media coverage included Better Homes and Gardens magazine, New York City's Village Voice newspaper and WLW Radio. He was a member of numerous organizations and committees including: Buckeye Association of School Administrators, Valley Association of School Superintendents, YMCA Board of Directors, Junior Achievement Board of Directors, Miami University Advisory Committee, Rotary International, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Southern Ohio Scholarship Board, Greater Cincinnati Center for Economic Education, Hamilton Economic Development Council, Wright State University Organization of Mid-City Superintendents, Black Studies Committee Chairman, Co-Founder of the Hamilton Job Development Center. Bob enthusiastically embraced life as a series of opportunities. Meeting new people was an opportunity to have a new friend. He enjoyed all of life's gifts and generously shared his gift of life with others. Let us all continue to share these wonderful gifts and memories that Bob has shared with us. He is survived by his wife, Irene; his mother, Dorothy Wert; three daughters, Teresa Welch and husband Kenneth of Canton, Ohio; Lisa Stapf and husband Jim; Jamie Endres and husband George; one son, Randy Quisenberry and wife Belle all of Hamilton; two brothers, Larry Knodel and wife Connie; Kenneth Knodel and wife Donna all of Hamilton; a sister Jacqueline Nieman and husband Oliver of Hamilton; eight grandchildren, Andrew and Katie Welch, Robert and Russell Quisenberry, Sara and Emily Stapf and Jesse and Sydney Cook and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, and step-father, Harlan Wert. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 8, 2006 at 10 a.m. at Weigel Funeral Home, 980 N. W. Washington Blvd. with Dr. Robert Ingram officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Hamilton Community Foundation for the Robert R. Quisenberry Scholarship Fund, 319 N. Third Street, Hamilton, Ohio 45011