Norma F. Rotz April 21, 1934 - January 4, 2018
Norma Fay (Spangler) Rotz, 83, passed away on January 4, 2018 in Allentown Pennsylvania. She was the wife of Clifford “Ted” Rotz, Jr. M.D. and the daughter of the former Valley and Vada Spangler. Norma was born in Belle, West Virginia on April 21, 1934.
She graduated from Dupont High School in Dupont City, WV. She was an excellent student, played the clarinet in the High School Band and was well liked by everyone. She graduated from The McMillan School of Nursing in Charleston, WV with an RN degree. As part of her nurse’s training, she spent time in Philadelphia, PA at the former Philadelphia General Hospital where she met her husband Ted. They were married in Belle, WV on December 29, 1956.
They lived in Carlisle, PA for 12 years, Columbia, SC for 19 years and Myrtle Beach, SC for 18 years, and then moved to their current home in Allentown, PA.
Norma worked as a nurse in several hospitals and doctor’s offices for about 12 years and then retired to raise her children. She was a very active and dedicated member of the United Methodist Church and enjoyed an active membership in a Sunday School class. She was an avid reader and loved to play golf. She had a “hole in one,” receiving great admiration from her golfing husband, who never had one.
Norma was a loving, kind and quiet person with an engaging sense of humor. She routinely performed charitable acts and gave to the needy. She was dearly loved by her husband, three children and five grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Ted in Allentown, PA, a brother Wayne Spangler and his wife Janet in Roncevert, WV, a daughter Cindy Vullo and her husband Joe in West Pittston, PA, a son Bob Rotz and his wife Melanie in Houston, TX, a son Brian Rotz of Carlisle, PA, a granddaughter Adriana Vullo and grandson Louie Vullo in West Pittston, PA and grandsons, Mark Rotz, Jeffrey Rotz and Brady Rotz in Houston, TX.
A memorial service will be held at the Luther Crest Senior Living Community in Allentown, PA at a later date. Arrangements by Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. www.stephensfuneral.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital or The Lehigh Valley Hospice.
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