Norbert J. Rottloff Sr., 82

Beth Steel engineer

May 29, 2008

Norbert Joseph Rottloff Sr., a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. engineer, died of heart disease Saturday at Franklin Square Medical Center.

The Timonium resident was 82.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Franklin Street, he attended St. Bernardine's Parochial School and was a member of its drum and bugle corps.

His studies at Polytechnic Institute were interrupted by service in the Navy during World War II.

He later earned a diploma at City College and received a physics degree at Loyola College.

Mr. Rottloff was a Bethlehem Steel Corp. engineer at Sparrows Point until his retirement in 1985.

He then sold homes part time for Grempler Real Estate.

He enjoyed golf, stamp collecting and fishing.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday at the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity, 20 E. Ridgely Road, where he was an usher and finance committee member.

Survivors include two daughters, Rosemarie Rottloff of Rosedale and Jean Marie Sapp of Doylestown, Pa.; a son, Paul Rottloff of Moyock, N.C.; and three grandchildren.

His wife of 40 years, the former Nancy Marie Connelly, died in 1993.

A son, Norbert Joseph "Joe" Rottloff Jr., died in 1996.

Jacques Kelly

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