OBIT: Robert Wayne Bartosh
Robert Wayne BartoshHeaven called ROBERT WAYNE BARTOSH, 61, on Tuesday, April 29, 2008. Known as Bob or Bobby, beloved by family and friends, he was born on April 3, 1947, the oldest of five siblings to the late Robert Rudolph and Dorothy Trlicek Bartosh of Needville, Texas.He graduated from Needville High School in 1965 and was called to proudly serve in the United States Army attaining the rank of Sergeant E5 in charge of 105 Howitzer gun section with the 1st Infantry 2nd/33rd Artillary, B Battery. He was a Vietnam War veteran and saw duty in the TET offensive of 1968. He married his lifelong sweetheart, Nancy Leissner and began a 35 year career in law enforcement serving not only the Houston Police Department, but also Harris County and Brazoria County Sheriff's Departments. He was a life member of HPOA and the Houston Police Retired Officer's Association. Bob and his wife moved from Katy to the San Bernard River in Brazoria County in 2001 where he retired in 2006. As an avid outdoorsman, his hobbies included fishing and boating on the river, hunting at the ranch in Goliad and spoiling his three grandsons. You could also find Bob searching the want ads for a great deal on a new truck.He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Nancy; children, Jon Bartosh and wife, Jennifer of Pearland, twin daughters, Aimee Bluhm and husband, Scott of Needville, Brigid Arredondo and husband, Trey of Sugar Land; and three adoring grandchildren, Garrett and Caleb Arredondo and Cannon Bartosh. He is also survived by one brother, Fred Bartosh and wife, Theresa of Houston; three sisters, Roberta Kaminsky and husband, James of Richmond, Rose Ann Vargas and husband, Steve of Needville and Dee Enax and husband, Gary of Needville; two aunts, Doris Grisham of Richmond and Margaret Trlicek of Needville; sister-in-law, Carol Kalinowski and husband, Neal of Richmond; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 P.M., on Friday, May 2, 2008 in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 3, 2008 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 9203 Main Street in Needville. Following the service, burial with full Police and Military Honors will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg. Father Don Schwarting will officiate the services. Pallbearers will include Ronald Kramer, Gary "Buck" Kalinowski, Neal Kalinowski, Kenneth Robison, Jim Trlicek and Jim Schielack.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael's Catholic Church, "Family Life Center Building Fund", P.O. Box 95, Needville, Texas 77461; The 100 Club, 1233 West Loop South, Suite 1250, Houston, Texas 77027 or to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, earmarked "Lung Cancer Research", P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210.Tributes and words of condolence may be left for the Bartosh Family at www.davisgreenlawnfh.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of: Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., (Hwy 59 South @ FM 2218) Rosenberg, Texas 77471 Phone, (281) 341-8800
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 5/1/2008.