Death of Retired Civilian NRPS Member – David Rotella

ROTELLA, David Michael Sr.  – Passed away peacefully, with his loving family at his side at St. Catharines General Hospital on Monday October 29, 2018 at the age of 73.  He leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years Linda Mallett.  He was a loving father of David Jr. (Anna) and Philip Rotella and a cherished Grandpa to his pride and joys, Evan and Madison Rotella.  He will also be missed by his grand-doggie Rusty.  Dear brother-in-law of Louis Sargeson.  Predeceased by his parents Sam and Constance Rotella, his sisters Theresa Sargeson, Mary, Vera and Carmel Rotella and his brother Louis Rotella.  He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  David worked for 17 years at Coca Cola and then for 30 years as a civilian with the Niagara Regional Police.  He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and had been active as a coach with boy’s fastball and later coached men’s fastball.  He was also an avid New York Yankees, Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan.  Friends are invited to call at the PATTERSON FUNERAL HOME, 6062 Main St. visiting Wednesday 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church.  The Rite of Committal will follow at Lundy’s Lane Cemetery.  In memory of David donations to the Niagara Health Foundation (Walker Family Cancer Centre) would be appreciated by his family.  Online condolences atwww.pattersonfuneralhome.com

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