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TACAMO Fallen Veteran - Robert John Rotzinger, Jr., “Bob”, VQ 4

June 12, 1933 - November 20, 20223
Robert John Rotzinger, Jr., “Bob”, 90, of Hollywood, Maryland, passed away on November 20, 2023 in Leonardtown, Maryland. Born on June 12, 1933 in Fordland, Missouri, he was the son of the late Robert John Rotzinger, Sr. and the late Cleo Faye Holt Rotzinger. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Helen Rotzinger, a daughter, Robin Rotzinger (Luchino) of Loveville, MD, a grandson, Stephen Stewart (Deanna) of Hollywood, MD, and a sister, Cecelia Trivitt, of Springfield, MO, as well as a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Jay Rotzinger, and five sisters – Rosalee Rotzinger, Marie Phillips, Emily Jones, LaVonna Farrell, and Carole White. Bob served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years and retired as a Sr. Master Chief in November 1981. He worked as a Defense Contractor and a civil servant for 12 additional years before officially retiring. Bob was a long-time member of St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, where he served as a Lay Reader and managed the church cemetery. He enjoyed being with his family and friends, and fishing and watching football.
Dave Berry shared this with everyone: Bob passed away on Nov 20th at the age of 90. When I was in VQ-4 he was the Maintenance Control chief, he was also a FE in TACAMO. He was a mentor to many and also helped find employment for a lot of us when we got out in the local Pax River area.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 30, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD, where a funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM in the funeral home chapel with Father John Ball officiating. Interment will follow at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, MD. Serving as pallbearers will be Stephen Stewart, Luchino Stewart, James Holt, and Brandon Curtis. Family will gather at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, St. Andrew’s Church Road, California, MD, following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local Volunteer Rescue Squad, the American Heart Association, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, and the National Kidney Foundation. Arrangements provided by the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home and Cremation Services, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

Thank you Dave Berry and Rich Slavik for informing TCVA of Bob Ritzinger passing.





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