Heaven 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 2001-2006 where he retired. 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 St. 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
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral
Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd. (Hwy 59 South at FM 2218) Rosenberg, Texas 77471