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Robert Adolph Cattarius

June 17, 1936 January 17, 2019
Robert Adolph Cattarius
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Lakeland - Robert (BobCat) Cattarius passed away Thursday, January 17,
2019, at home surrounded by loving family following years of
health challenges. He was born in Newport News, VA, June 17,
1936 to Otto and Genevieve Cattarius. His father’s Air Force
career took them to many US cities as well as England and
Germany. He entered Valley Force Military Academy at age 12
and graduated in 1955. He served in the Army, then went on to
Florida Southern College, where he was involved in many
organizations, including Kappa Sigma fraternity, where he made
so many lifelong friends. Upon graduation in 1964 he worked for
Publix for ten years until multiple leg surgeries left him unable to
be on his feet for long hours. He then went to work for the Florida
Citrus Commission as New England Regional Manager, and upon
returning to Florida in 1980 worked for Seald Sweet Co-Op and
Jay Nichols Produce before forming his own produce brokerage
BobCat Produce. Following retirement in 2005, he was ready to
work again and joined the Home Shopper, where he enjoyed
working with so many realtors who became great friends.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Nancy McHan
Cattarius, his daughters Catherine Walker, Janie Toole and Elisa
Holmes (Tim), grandchildren Kevin (Ashley) and Trent Walker,
Cullen and Ettele Toole, Alex, Oakley and Jolie Holmes.
Bob was larger than life and loved people and animals, especially
cats. He volunteered with the SPCA helping raise funds for the
many needs of the animals.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 27, at Annie
Pfeiffer Chapel at Florida Southern College, 1085 Johnson Avenue,
Lakeland, at 3 PM. Memorials may be made to SPCA, 5850
Brannen Rd. S., Lakeland , 33813.
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Sunday

27

Jan

3:00 PM 1/27/2019 3:00:00 PM
Annie Pfeiffer Chapel

1085 Johnson Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803

Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
1085 Johnson Avenue Lakeland 33803 FL
United States
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