SANDUSKY - Donald W. Rotta, 73 years of age, and a resident of Sandusky, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Concord Care Center of Sandusky.
He was born December 14, 1938 in New Eagle, Pennsylvania. Donald had made his home in the Sandusky area since 1985.
Donald proudly served in the United States Air Force. He was employed by the Federal Aviation Administration in Pennsylvania and Huron, Ohio for twenty-nine years before retiring as an air traffic controller on May 1, 1986. Donald enjoyed golfing, boating and all Cleveland sports.
Survivors include his sons Christopher Rotta of Amherst, Stephen Rotta and his wife Laura of Charleston, South Carolina, and Jeffrey Rotta of Woodstock, Georgia; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Donald was preceded in death by his two brothers; and by his parents Albert and Helen Rotta (nee: Mitchell).
Friends may call Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. The Rev. N. Greenawalt will officiate. Burial will be in Cleveland Avenue Cemetery, Amherst, Ohio.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.