Robert A. Kotz
Robert “Bob” Adolph Kotz, passed away on July 3, 2018 peacefully at Southwest Christian Care. He was born in Chicago, IL to the late Adolph and Casmira Kotz. He is survived by his loving wife Beth Kotz, a grandchild Olivia, and daughters Megan Mitchell and Monica Kotz.
Bob dedicated his life to his country, church, and family. He was a Captain in the Marine Corps and started the first Redeye Hand-Held Infrared Missile platoon at Camp LeJuene. He fought in the Vietnam War where he was stationed in both Okinawa, Japan and Danang, Vietnam.
After the war, he pursued his MBA at Rutgers University and used it to become an executive in the franchising industry. He managed over 1,700 tax and auto-transmission franchisees in his career. During this time, he was also an avid Disco Dancer and was featured in News Week Magazine.
Throughout his life he was always a devout Catholic, serving the church by training Altar Servers and being a dedicated parishioner.
He always spoke of his greatest achievements being his time in the Marines and both of his daughters graduating Georgia Tech. Bob was an active member of the Coweta-Fayette Marine Corps League and took part in their annual Toys for Tots drive.
A mass and funeral will take place at 10am, Monday, July 9, 2018 at St. James the Apostle Catholic Church
For those desiring may make memorials, please send to St. George Catholic Church 771 Roscoe Rd, Newnan, GA 30263.
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