Robert Louis Wratschko

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Wratschko, Robert Louis "Bob," a 45 year resident of Carson, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2008 in Torrance. Born in Staten Island, NY, Robert was 82 when he died. Robert had served in the Army during World War II, and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Robert was a member of St. Cyprian's Catholic Church. Bob played semi-pro football for the California Wildcats, and was Cubmaster of Pack 188 Carson. He is survived by his Wife of 55 years, Elizabeth Wratschko of Carson, CA; Son, Mike (Nina) Wratschko of Palos Verdes Estates, CA; Daughter, Patricia (Chuck) Fortin of Torrance, CA; Son, Bill (Laura) Wratschko of Rolling Hills Estates, CA; Son, Carl (Mary Ellen) Wratschko of Bellflower, CA; Daughter, Diane (Rick) Tomsco of Long Beach, CA; Son, John (Elaine) Wratschko of Torrance, CA; 15 Grandchildren, and 2 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Kathrine and Louis Wratschko; and Son, Thomas. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Monday March 3, 2008 from 5 to 8pm, with a Vigil at 7pm. The Service will be held at St. John Fisher Catholic Church in Rancho Palos Verdes on Tuesday March 4 at 11:15am. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans or American Red Cross.

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  1. John and Family, Our prayers are with you and your family. May God give the peace and comfort that only He can because He loves you and truly understands. God bless you and hold you close, Eddie & Eunice

  2. Dear Family, What a beautiful memorial both at the viewing and at the funeral mass. If dad was watching he would be very touched. I feel so lucky/grateful to have shared in dad’s life, how fortunate you all are to have grown up in such a loving household. Your dad and mom is what marriage is all about, unconditional love. Laura

  3. Wratschko Family: As life goes on I hope you will find ways to celebrate the memory of your devoted father. I know he would want us all to live every day to the fullest and continue the celebration of his contagious love for live.May time speed your healing. It was an honor to have know your DAD.May you all find peace in the love that surrounds you. Love,

  4. The video was beautiful. I was so surprised to see my Dad with Uncle Bob. Our wonderful family memories of making that 3,000 mi trip back and forth, me comfortably in a plane or back seat and you by whatever means your wonderful Dad could think of to get you here! He was that special and unique. I miss him.

  5. The video was a wonderful tribute to Bob and Betty and their wonderful family. God Bless You All. I know he is looking down on us and smiling. Your loving Sister and Aunt Kay

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