Robert E. Klotz, M.D., 85, of Naples passed away February 4, 2013. Bob graduated from the University of Cincinnati Medical School and became a prominent Otolaryngologist affiliated with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Newton Wellesley Hospital and Emerson Hospital. He was an honorably discharged veteran of the U. S. Army Medical Corps and was also a proud member of Harvard Medical School for 25 years.
Bob was a loving husband, father and a quick friend to everyone he met. It was a great comfort for him to be surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for and loved. He was an avid outdoorsman having traveled as a teenager to Alaska with his father and brother and they were some of the first civilians to cross the Alcan Highway. One of his pleasures was hosting annual deer camp with the highlight being focused on cuisine and gastronomical delights.
Winters were spent in Naples and Bob excitedly returned to New Hampshire in the spring. The lake house provided hours of tranquility and many glorious sunsets. He gladly shared his home with 4 generations of family and friends who always felt welcome at “camp.”
Bob is survived by his sons, Grant (Sharon) Klotz, James (Mary) Klotz, and Robert Klotz Jr.; grandchildren, Gregory, William, Eric, Ethan, Susannah, and Matthew; great granddaughter, Maggie; and his dear friend, Jackie. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joan, in 2003; and his brother Paul (Dorothy) Klotz.
Bob’s family will receive friends on Thursday, February 7th from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples. A celebration of his life will be held at the Tarpon Cove Yacht and Racquet Club in Wiggins Bay. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s name to a charity of your choice or to The Barnstormers Theatre, P.O. Box 434, Tamworth, NH 03886.