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Rochester: At age 64 died in his sleep Thursday August 29, 2013. The son of Grace Porvenzalle Ratterman and Herman Ratterman and is survived by his loving sister Janet Gebhardt of North Carolina and his son Dennis Christopher Ratterman of NY. He was a navy veteran and worked IRS in Customer Service & Quality Assurance in Jacksonville Florida.
He survived a brain aneurysm in 2004 causing him to relocate back to Rochester in 2005. Robert attended the Hickok Center for Traumatic Brain Injury and truly enjoyed and benefited from their day program and loved them dearly. Robert's cause of death was COPD (emphysema) unrelated to his Brain Injury.
Robert's Funeral Mass will be at St. Boniface Catholic Church 330 Gregory Street Rochester NY (near South Avenue) TUESDAY at 9:30 AM with burial to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in the Veterans Section. All are welcome. Robert asked that instead of flowers you make a donation to the Hickok Center for Traumatic Brain Injury www.hickokcenter.org
We will miss our friend and we love him. With love Michael Lill & Christopher Hennelly! The word for the day is Love! www.Miller1889.com
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Sept. 1, 2013