Robert M. Estelle, Jr. is a native Daytonian born and raised in the city of Dayton, Ohio.
Robert M. Estelle, Jr., is the proud son of Robert M. Estelle, Sr., and loving mother Helen B. Estelle. He was born in Dayton, Ohio and has one sister, Carol. Bob was a quiet young man and was navigating his way in life at a young age with his father Robert Sr. by his side. Unfortunately, God had other plans and his father was called home to eternal rest when he was just 10 years old.
He attended McFarland Elementary School where he graduated in 1968. There he had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Aurthur Thomas, a strict disciplinarian. He was the assistant principal at that time and Mr. Thomas later became the President of Central State University. The principal of McFarland was Mr. Edwin Moses who was a firm believer in helping the children get the best education they could. His son Edwin Moses would later become one of the most recognized track stars in the world. Because of his many accomplishments, there is a street named in his honor. Greatness was all around Robert as a child. He then attended Patterson Cooperative Vocational High School where he studied printing and photography and graduated in 1972. He continued his studies at ITT Technical Institute in electrical engineering. While attending ITT Technical Institute he also was qualified and received an FCC Communications Licenses.
He also attended Sinclair Community College where he studied Business and Marketing Management and continues to take courses to keep his talents sharp.
Robert has been united with the lovely Pamela D. Estelle since 1991 and they have been married for over 27 years. He has one son, Ronald and who is married to his lovely wife Dana. Robert and Pamela have been blessed with three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He is currently the Chairman of the Trustee Board of Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, serves on the Deacon Board, is President of the Mount Moriah CDC, Chairman of the Church Finance Committee and Chairman of the Real Estate Committee. Robert was also a former Sunday school teacher.
Robert is currently a Real Estate Broker at Irongate Inc. Realtors and has been an active Realtor for almost 45 years. He has worked with a variety of local entities that included many banks, mortgage, and title companies. He also lends some of his expertise to clients based on his former position as a Real Estate Appraiser. He was the owner of Robert Estelle Appraisal Company where he was involved with several major projects including some with the City of Dayton.
Robert also worked for Altria Sales and Distribution Company, formally known as Philip Morris USA, for 28 years. He started as a Sales Representative and was promoted to the position of Territory Sales Manager where he managed up to 3 counties and oversaw a budget of over 2 million dollars and where he was fortunate enough to retire in 2012.
Robert is involved in several community programs. He is a board member of the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Dayton having served for almost 16 years and currently serves as Vice Chairman. The Center serves the greater Montgomery County and surrounding areas and provides free tutorial services to children with dyslexia. There is no charge for these children and Robert is actively involved in assisting in raising funds for the center to maintain that privilege for those who need it. This helps them improve their learning skills to better work in concert within today’s challenging educational environment.
Robert is also very active in the Masonic Organization where he was a Past Master of Unity Lodge #115, serving as Worshipful Master in 1985 In addition, he has served as Past High Priest of Burning Bush Chapter #7 RAM. He also served as Past Grand Secretary and received the distinction of Honorary Past Grand High Priest in 1996. He is a Past Commander in Chief of Miami Consistory #26 Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and now serves as the President of the Commanders of the Rite of the valley of Dayton.
Robert was elevated to the 33rd and last degree of AASR as a Grand Inspector General of the United Supreme Council in 1989 and has served on the Degree Team and Usher Board since his elevation. He also is a Past Thrice Illustrious Master of Solomon Johnson Council # 4 Royal and Select Masons. He is member of Boone Commandry #27 Knight Templer where he served as Eminent Commander for 2 years. He is a member of Amer Temple #107 Ancient Egyptian Aerobic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine where he is an Honorary Past Potentate and an Imperial Ambassador for the Imperial Council.
In 2023 he was honored to be selected to join the Knights York Cross of Honor. A very distinguished group of men who have achieved the privilege of being the head of 4 different masonic bodies and privileged to only those who have headed 4 separate organizations.
Robert is also a Past Patron of Unity Chapter #95, Order of the Eastern Star where he served for 2 years, as well as a member of Burning Bush Court #3 HOJ, and member of the Colour Purple Ct. LOCOP.
Robert is very involved in his Grand Lodge having served as Grand Steward, Grand Orator, Chairman and member of the Grand Lodge Development Fund and Grand Trustee at Large. He has served and chaired various committees of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio. He now has the distinct honor of being elected the 66th Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio, F & AM on August 8, 2023, during the 174th Annual Communications in Columbus, Ohio.
In his limited spare time Robert enjoys the game of golf, fishing and watching his grandchildren participate in various sporting activities.
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