Jack Rottman, 80, of Solomons, Md., passed away at St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, Md., on Oct. 17, 2012.
Jack was born March 4, 1932, in Benton to the late Rotis Budge and Lela Belle (Painter) Rottman, and had attended Millersburg High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in sociology in 1956 from Ohio University in Athens.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from 1948-52 during the Korean War. His duty stations included Washington state as well as England. On Jan. 16, 1954, he was married to the love of his life, Barbara (Litteral) Rottman.
From 1956-66, Jack worked at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, as a U.S. civil servant. He worked for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., from 1966 until his retirement in 1988. After retirement, he held positions in construction, real estate and insurance. In 1995, Jack "Pappy" and Barb "Nanny" moved to Hollywood, Md., and to Asbury-Solomons in 2011.
Jack enjoyed fishing, crabbing, boating, camping and reading. Pappy especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Rottman; children, Steven Rottman and his wife, Robyn Affron of Chestertown, Md., Eric L. Rottman and his wife, Melissa of Huntingtown, Md., Gary D. Rottman and his wife, Mary of La Plata, Md., and Kevin J. Rottman and his wife, Amanda of Purcellville, Va.; grandchildren, Tanner, Kaitlin, Logan, Kyle, Heidi, Grace, Gavin and Emilie; and siblings, Mary Jean Hoover, Margie Henderson, Thomas and Bill Rottman, all of Wooster.
A Life Celebration service for Jack was Saturday, Oct. 27 at Asbury-Solomons, 11100 Asbury Circle, Solomons, Md. 20688. Interment took place at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Solomons VRSFD, P.O. Box 189, Solomons, Md. 20688.
Arrangements were handled by Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, Md. www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.