Alan Lawrence Rotman passed away peacefully at his home in Flower Mound, Texas on January 16, 2015. He was 85 years old. Born in Boston, Massachusetts to Margaret and Samuel Rotman, he was an only child. He grew up in Peabody, Massachusetts and attended the New England College of Pharmacy where he obtained his degree in pharmacy. He obtained his Masters Degree from the University of Massachusetts. He was married to Toby Guttler on September 3, 1961. They lived in Philadelphia, PA and Springfield, Virginia before moving to the Dallas area in 2005 to be near their grandchildren. Alan served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. While in the service, he earned the National Defense Service Medal. Alan spent almost 40 years working as an organic chemist for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. During his career, he earned several awards, including the Distinguished Career Award and a Bronze Medal. He was very active in working for the Combined Federal Campaign. Alan was loved and gave love. At his retirement dinner in 2004, over 150 people attended to wish him well in his future endeavors. Judaism was very important to him. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Eagles fan, a checkers and bridge enthusiast, and loved gardening. But, above all, his family meant the most to him. Alan is survived by his wife Toby, his daughter Rebecca Rotman of Ocean City, MD, his son Joseph Rotman, daughter-in-law Roysan Rotman of Flower Mound, and his grandchildren Josephene and Tobin Rotman. Interment will take place at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM. A memorial service will take place later at 8:00 PM at Congregation Kol Ami in Flower Mound. Rabbi Geoffrey Dennis will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alan’s name to Congregation Kol Ami in Flower Mound, Texas or to the charity of your choice.
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