Cliff passed away August 8 after a short bout with cancer. He was a resident of Wadsworth, OH. He was born in Akron, OH September 5,1947. He grew up in Wadsworth. During his early years he was a Little League catcher for the Dodgers. He often played golf at Rawiga Country Club with his family. He also won many awards playing trumpet solos for the Wadsworth High School Band under the direction of Art Baldwin.Over the years he also achieved Martial Arts Black Belt status.
He earned a BA Degree in Business/Economics at Depauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Cliff excelled in Spanish and Latin Studies. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Air Force. He reached the rank of Sgt. With the 2nd Mobile Comm. based in Germany. Over the years he also lived in New Mexico, Texas and Tennessee working as a studio photographer and retail merchandiser. His business career took him into upper level management for the Kmart Corporation. He advanced to Senior Store Manager overseeing the opening of a major SuperStore in the Memphis, Tennessee area. He also worked as the Chief Field Manager over several Dave’s Discount stores in the NE Ohio region. Over the last decade, Cliff worked with FedExKinkos (Montrose) moving up to the Field Sales Rep. position serving several regional stores.
Cliff had a keen, analytical mind. He was an avid reader of mysteries and espionage thrillers. He spent over 20 years researching and compiling genealogical data for the Mobley, Laird and Brown family histories. He was a member of the Spencer County
Historical Society. He was in the process of completing a book on genealogy in addition to another work, a murder mystery, set in the Akron area. Cliff loved the jazz trumpet work of Harry James, Maynard Ferguson and Louis Armstrong. He enjoyed golfing and spending time with his close friends at Brubaker’s in Montrose.
Cliff is the son of Edward L.Mobley (deceased) and Maxine Mobley of Wadsworth.
He leaves his brothers Ed (Peg) of Westerville and Doug (Laurie) of Wadsworth.
He also leaves his son Blake of Texas. His niece Tara Frederick (Joe), nephews Ryan Mobley (Krista) and Jeff Mobley all of Columbus. Cliff was very appreciative of all his coworkers at Fedex Kinkos Office in Montrose and all their support thru these last days and his many other close friends that kept him on their hearts. Our brother will be dearly missed by his family and many friends