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Robert J. Bottger Sr.

April 22, 2021

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Robert J. Bottger Sr.

April 22, 2021


Robert J. Bottger Sr., 76, of Wilkes-Barre passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia.


He was born in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late James J. and Rita Heffren Bottger.  Bob was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Wilkes-Barre and he served with the U.S. Army National Guard.


Prior to his retirement, Bob worked for the Wilkes-Barre City Department of Public Works.  He was earlier employed by JC Penney and Mary McIntosh in Wilkes-Barre.


Bob was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Church in Plains.  He was also a member of the North End Slovak Citizens Club and he was an avid golfer, who loved to play in the golf league at Hollenback Golf Course


He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Hadvance Bottger on April 10, 2013 and by his brother, James J. Bottger Jr. on November 19, 2013.


Bob is survived by his son, Robert J. Bottger Jr. and his wife, Jamie, Clarks Summit and by his grandson, Robert James Bottger.  He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Linda Bottger, MD and by his nieces & nephew, Lori, James, Lynn and Melissa.


Due to COVID-19, a public service for Bob will be held at a future date.


Condolences may be sent by visiting Bob’s obituary at www.natandgawlas.com.


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.