Robert F. "Bob" Brettschneider, a retired American Telephone & Telegraph supervisor who was a former longtime Parkville resident, died Monday of lung cancer at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in York, Pa.
He was 87.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Franklintown Road, Robert Frederick Brettschneider was a 1943 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He was a 1947 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.
He joined AT&T Technologies, where he worked for 39 years as a supervisor until retiring in the late 1970s.
The longtime resident of Hilltop Avenue in Parkville had moved to Wheatland, a Dover, Pa., condominium community in 2006.
He had been an active member of and taught the men's Bible class at the old Gach United Methodist Church.
He also delivered meals for Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland and was an active member of the Boumi Temple for 60 years, where he held numerous positions, including leading parades locally and in Virginia. He also transported children to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Road, Timonium.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, the former Hilda K. Milchling; two sons, David E. Brettschneider of Lutherville and Dr. Paul D. Brettschneider of Lewisberry, Pa.; a daughter, Linda Drawsky of Cave Creek, Ariz.; a brother, Herbert Brettschneider of Severna Park; a sister, Julia Pramschufer of Severna Park; and three grandchildren.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun