James F. “Fritz” Rothgeb, 68, of Winfield, born June 24, 1944, in Gallipolis, Ohio, passed away December 4, 2012, at Hubbard House, West, South Charleston after an extended illness.
Preceding him in death are his father, Delmar “Bo” Rothgeb and brother, Randy Rothgeb.
He retired as a lab technician from Bayer Corporation in 2004. Fritz will be remembered by family and friends for his quick wit and love of bass fishing, contract bridge and the Cincinnati Reds.
Fritz is survived by his wife, Phyllis; daughter, Christy Rothgeb of Vineland, NJ; son, Jason Rothgeb of Huntington; mother, Betty Rothgeb of Pomeroy, Ohio; sisters, Lynda Hawkins of Sorrento, FL, Becky Newell of Pomeroy; several nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2012, at Chapman Funeral Home, 3624 Winfield Road, Winfield. W.Va. Private graveside service will be held for the family at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Hubbard House West, 4605-A MacCorkle Avenue, SW, South Charleston, WV 25309.
Online condolences may also be made by visiting www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.