Robert Brotemarkle, 83, of Hilliard, OH passed away January 30, 2022, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH. Robert was born July 25, 1938, in New Castle, PA.
He attended Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, OH studying Mechanical Engineering. He went on to serve 3 years in the United States Army working on missile guidance systems.
After the military, and a short employment at Shenango China in PA, he lived with his family in Parkersburg, WV where he worked for A.B. Chance for many years.
He was an avid woodworker, teaching classes and creating beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces of décor and furniture for family and friends. He spent many hours in his shop where you could find him lost in thought and process.
Bob celebrated 41 years of sobriety in September 2021. He had tremendous gratitude for his 12 step program and was an active home group member of the Hilliard Sobriety Group for many years. Bob had a subtle but genius sense of humor that made him relatable, particularly with young people. His kind and humble way of helping others in recovery by explaining things in a simple, thoughtful manner is unmatched. Most of all, he touched the lives of many, was loved by all, and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by sons Robert S. Brotemarkle, David Brotemarkle and daughter Lee Anne (Brotemarkle) Welch; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Nora Lee Sbarro of New Castle, PA and Ruth Ann Dobek of North Olmsted, OH. He was preceded in death by his wife Amanda Ross and his parents.
Memorial arrangements will be announced at a later date.