Bob was born in Queens, NY on July 24, 1933 to the late Emile and Mary K. Kinn Rotschi. He served in the US Army infantry in Korea and Japan and was a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was the founder and former Commander of the local DAV Chapter and originated the local observances of Memorial and Veteran Days. A chef, he was a member of the Long Island Culinary Association. His memberships also included Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Civil Service Employees Association of New York. He was a Pigeon Fancier and Pigeon Monger and a member of the Louisville Pigeon Club.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Georgiana Huber Rotschi; a son, James Stillwell and a brother, Emile Rotschi.
He is survived by his daughters, Gail Allen and her husband, Paul and Nancy Foley, of Campbellsville and sons, Gary Rotschi and Gregory Graham, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; four grandchildren, Brandon (Tami) Stillwell, Stephen Goodwin, Elizabeth Goodwin Erwin and Kathleen Foley; 4 great-grandchildren, Emma Erwin, Jackson Erwin, Riley Stillwell and Kathleen Stillwell and extended family, Donald and Mary Conover and family.
Serving as honorary pallbearers are special friends, Richard Norby, Fred Henchen and Carl Slutz
Funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 13 with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
The family requests visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 12th at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Catholic Charities and be made at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.