Friday, July 30, 2010

Former State Rep Bob Netzley passes away

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Bob Netzley, of Laura, served 40 years in the Ohio House - longer than any other representative. Current House Republican Leader Bill Batchelder issued this statement on Netzley's passing:

Ohio lost one of its greatest legislators in the history of the state when Bob Netzley of Miami County passed away last evening. Having served longer than any other member of the General Assembly (40 years), Bob Netzley served with unparallel courage, total dedication to the philosophy of conservatism and an unbending adherence to the principals upon which this republic was founded. He was, in all of his service, one who could have joined the founders of this nation in courage integrity and adherence to principle. We shall not see his like again.

Dayton Daily News also has several funny anecdotes from Netzley's career in this article.


  1. As a young child sick in the hospital I received a visit from a kid gentleman who I did not know. It was later explained to me who this gentleman was. I never forgot that visit. It was from Bob Netzley. Ohio has last a great man.

  2. I was born in Laura Ohio. Bob Netzley was our neighbor and I played many hours in their back yard. Bob certianly left a legacy mark on Ohio for our future. May you rest in peace Bob!

  3. A true conservative.


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