Robert Bratzel, Jr.

Obituary of Robert Bruce Bratzel, Jr.

Robert (Bob) Bruce Bratzel, Jr., passed away peacefully in his home

surrounded by his family and devoted caregivers on Monday, July 15,

2019. Bob was born September 16, 1953 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

He worked in the Real Estate Title business for most of his career,

following in his parents footsteps. Bob loved to cook for his family

and friends, and was the author of many creative recipes, publishing

treasured family cookbooks. He enjoyed many hobbies, including

collecting antiques, painting, making stained glass works of art and

growing orchids. Bob was a gentle, loving man despite facing many

health challenges later in his life. He always had a smile for everyone

he encountered and a steadfast happy, positive disposition. He will be

remembered mostly for his kindness, unstoppable wit and loving

nature. He is predeceased by his wife, Grace Bartenbach Bratzel,

mother Ethel “Dickie” Kinder Bratzel, and father Robert “Bob” Bruce

Bratzel, Sr. He is survived by his cousins, Jay Moeller and Julie

Moeller Bradley, Step-mother Ginny Bratzel and Step-brother Bruce

Greene along with a host of fun-loving friends and co-workers.

Family, friends and others whose lives Bob touched are invited to a

“Celebration of Life.” Please contact Joe or Mary Vouglas at

973-534-7422 for further details.

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