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Dr. Robert Bruce Ettleman

d. January 23, 2023

Dr. Robert Bruce Ettleman

Dr. Robert Bruce Ettleman passed away peacefully on Monday, January 23rd, on his 69th birthday, in Tampa, Florida. Rob, a dentist known as “Dr. E”,  created Gulf Coast Dental Outreach with Janet, after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.  This is a community dental project that has helped hundreds of low-income patients afford quality dental care.  Rob was a radio-controlled plane enthusiast and an avid boater for his entire life. Beloved husband to Janet, adored father to Lee (Caren), and loving Zayde to Lavi, Jonah and Romi. Rob is survived by his sister, Joyce Bonnett and predeceased by brother, Kenneth, and his parents, Ben and Evelyn Ettleman.  A graveside service will be Thursday, Jan 26 at Westlawn Cemetery in Norridge, Illinois at 1:30pm and over Zoom. A memorial service will be Monday, Jan 30 at Temple Ahavat Shalom in Palm Harbor, Florida at 3pm.  Traditional Shiva will be held in Deerfield, Ill. Thurs-Sunday and in Tampa Monday-Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Parkinson Life.

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