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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Rottschaefer, Bernard L.

Bernard L. "Bernie" Rottschaefer, M.D., 79, of Plum, was early to meetings and meals, but sadly early to death; he passed away at his home Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. Bernie was born in July 1942 in Albany, N.Y. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Bernard W. Rottschaefer and Ellen Schock Rottschaefer. Bernie was the beloved husband of Betti (Colfer) Rottschaefer for more than 55 years. He was the loving father of B.J. (Kimberly) Rottschaefer, Amy (Matthew) Conoscenti, Maureen (Douglas) Long, Audrey Hayward and William L. (Maryia) Rottschaefer. Bernie was Grandpa of Marie (fiance Charlie Weber) Rottschaefer, B. David Rottschaefer, Alec Mollish, Jack Rottschaefer, Max Mollish, Abagail Hayward, Thomas B. Conoscenti, Alex Hayward, Nicholas Conoscenti, Hamilton Long, Zachary B. Rottschaefer and Jacob Rottschaefer. Bernie was the brother of Dr. Susan Rottschaefer and Ellen (Dr. James) Olson; and brother-in-law of Gerard W. (June) Colfer. Bernie was a longtime member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. He was an usher and reader, previously was on the vestry, and served on mission trips with the church to Texas and West Virginia. He was a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees. Bernie was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He was known by his colleagues, nurses and patients as a compassionate and caring physician. Bernie was a board-certified internal medicine and family practice provider in Oakmont for more than 30 years and worked in emergency medicine. He was an antique car enthusiast, an historian, and an author, publishing three books. He was proud to be an active member of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, serving as a docent. Faith and trust were important aspects for Bernie. He was always helpful to all and willing to go the extra mile. Friends and relatives will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC., 421 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont. Please wear a mask while visiting with the family and during church service. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 378 Delaware Ave., Oakmont. Everyone meet at church. Interment will follow in Plum Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Thomas Episcopal Church or the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, 100 W. Station Square Drive No. 450, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.