Peaceful 09

Dr. Robert E. 'Doc' Archer

September 12, 1955 ~ October 6, 2021 (age 66)



Dr. Robert Edward ‘Doc’ Archer, DDS, 66, of Toronto, OH, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021.


Bob was born Sept. 12, 1955, in Steubenville, OH, the only child of the late Ralph E. and Ann M. (Cattrell) Archer.


Bob was a 1973 graduate of Toronto High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Chemistry from Ohio University graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1976. Bob finished his education at The Ohio State University in 1979 graduating Cum Laude from Dental School. While at Ohio State, Bob was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Academic Honor Society. He became the youngest licensed dentist in the state of Ohio at the age of 23.


Bob started his dental career as an associate with Dr. Frank Rivelle in Wellsville, OH. He then opened his own practice in his hometown of Toronto. Bob loved the practice of dentistry and after 40 years he retired Sept. 12, 2019. He was a member of the American Dental Association and the Eastern Ohio Dental Society.


He was a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Toronto and a current member of Starkdale Presbyterian Church in Wintersville. While at Starkdale, Bob was a Ruling Elder, choir member, and he served on various boards. Bob was also a member of the former musical group, The Majesty Quartet, where he sang bass.


Bob’s memberships include the Toronto High School Alumni Assocation, lifetime member of the OSU Alumni Association, and the Jefferson Co. Sportsman Club. He was a former volunteer member of the TEMS squad in Toronto and the Toronto Community Band. In his younger years, Bob was an avid golfer. He also was an avid boater, enjoyed fishing on Lake Erie, watching his Buckeyes, and listening to music. Among all his hobbies, his favorite was spending time with his kids.


Bob leaves behind his wife, Bonnie K. (McQuiston) Archer and his two children, Christina Ann Archer and Ryan Edward Archer.  


Friends will be received Sunday, October 10 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home in Toronto, OH, where his funeral service will be held Monday at 1 pm. Rev. Carl Moore will officiate, and burial will follow in the Toronto Union Cemetery.


Memorial donations may be directed to the Toronto High School Band, Starkdale Presbyterian Church, or the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE). 



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October 10, 2021

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
J. E. Foster Funeral Home & Crematory
701 Findley St.
Toronto, OH 43964

Funeral Service
October 11, 2021

1:00 PM
J. E. Foster Funeral Home & Crematory
701 Findley St.
Toronto, OH 43964


Toronto High School Band
1305 Dennis Way, Toronto OH 43964

Starkdale Presbyterian Church
PO Box 2368, Wintersville OH 43953

Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE)
204 Sigma Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15238

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