Robert “Tiger” DeLelles

December 22, 1965 - October 22, 2018

12/22/1965 - 10/22/2018

Past Services

Visitation
Monday October 29, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Visitation
Monday October 29, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Robert “Tiger” DeLelles 52, of Powell passed away at Riverside Methodist hospital on October 22, 2018. Robert was born on December 22, 1965 in Martins Ferry to the late Robert Delelles Sr. and Lois “Jean” Conaway Delelles. Robert was proceeded in death by his daughter Mekayla Delelles, and his grandbaby Delelles. Robert is survived by his wife Letha of 22 years, son Gage (Lauren Roberts) of Columbus, son Garet (Schae Lilley), daughter Giavona, and son Gestin of the home. His grandson Landon Lewis. His mother Lois “Jean” DeLelles of Martins Ferry. Sisters Darlene (Ray) Zeakes of Martins Ferry, Linda DeLelles of Martins Ferry, Marie (Eddie) Burgy of Bellaire, and Sharon (Michael) Sadlowski of Bellaire. His Nephew Roger Lagowski Jr and five Nieces Stacy (Tim) Fry of Parma, Jill Lagowski of Martins Ferry, Carla (Bryan) Woodford of St. Clairsville, Tia (Joe) Stropkai of Lewis Center, and Nicole (Jared) Driscoll of Medina. Six great nephews Broc, Badyn, Jake, Holden, Brody, and Luke. Two great nieces Charlie and Sophia and one new great is coming in March. He is also survived by his side kick cousin Steve Mortakis. Viewing will be held at Rutherford Funeral Home in Powell on Saturday October 27 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Robert will also be shown at Bauknecht-Altmeyer in Bellaire on Monday October 29 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. To send an online condolence, please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com.
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David Drazga
3 years ago

Just got late word.

Played against Bobby while growing up in St. Clairsville. The friendliest athlete in Bellaire. Still recall how his unique voice sounded.

Can remember a Little League All-Star game there one time. (It was the first time we could lead off base and steal.) DeLelles hit one over the fence. Couldn’t believe it.

Was the first real homer I ever saw in an organized game I played in. Was playing short that day and couldn’t help but stick my hand out as he rounded, and he slapped me a low-5. Must have been about ’77 or ’78.

Then in later years during the high school days, would chat with him a lot at first base.

It was always Quintin and Donnie and Dirk and Bobby. Great rivals. Great ballplayers. Great guys.

Nice hit, Bobby.

RUTH ANN DAVIS
4 years ago

TO THE FAMILY OF ROBERT “TIGER” DELELLES, MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE WHOLE FAMILY. MAY HE R.I.P. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

John Sabinski
4 years ago

So sorry to hear about Bobby passing. I will always remember playing little league baseball together, playing cards for many hours with friends also going to your dads bakery getting those smear faces RIP. Bobby

Helen Crispens
4 years ago

Thoughts and prayers are with you. Robert will be missed!

Melissa Oakley
4 years ago

DeLelles Family,
I was so sorry to hear of Tiger’s passing. I have such fond memories of playing with him as little kids and as friends in high school. He was an amazing athlete and friend.
Sending prayers for you all,
Melissa (McCorkle) Oakley

TODD WEEKLEY
4 years ago

Bobby and I started school together at Rose Hill and then later on he left and went to First Ward. Our friendship never went away when we rejoin at the high school it was like that never happen. Even now after all these years and we both toke different paths after high school . You will always be a brother and a friend .You are a one of a kind and you will be missed