The Life of Mr. Gary Bruce Robertson

Gary Bruce "Poppy" Robertson, 72, of Breinigsville passed away peacefully on Friday, June 9, 2023 in his residence. He was the husband of Elaine F. (Martin) Robertson, whom he married on July 20, 1975.


Born in New Brunswick, NJ, Bruce was a son of the late Ivan Robertson, Sr., and Pauline (Fender) Assenheimer, and was a 1968 graduate of Jamesburg High School, Jamesburg, NJ. After his graduation from high school, Bruce honorably and faithfully served his country for four years as a helicopter mechanic in The United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of Sergeant. Bruce was a proud Marine and humble American.


Bruce attended aviation school at Teterboro School of Aeronautics in Teterboro, New Jersey. Throughout the course of his career, Bruce held various positions at DSC Logistics, Inc., Breinigsville, Giles and Ransome, Inc, Amazon Fulfillment Center, Breinigsville and Kohls, Trexlertown. Bruce was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America, #415 and Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 7, both of the Lehigh Valley, and New Apostolic Church of Allentown, where he served as a Minister for 38 years. He enjoyed building 72nd scale aircraft models and 25th scale car models. He was a camping enthusiast and always looked forward to the annual September trip to Colonial Woods Family Camping Resort in Upper Black Eddy, PA, where they would celebrate all the September birthdays in the family.


Along with his loving wife of 48 years, Elaine, Bruce is survived by his three children, Timothy B. Robertson, fiancé of Erin N. Hewitt, Germansville, Lisa L. (Robertson), wife of Thomas Vicari, Jr., Allentown, and Bethany A. (Robertson), wife of Curt T. Schneck, Schnecksville; six grandchildren, Alicia M. Vicari, fiancé of Andrew W. Miller, Alexis A. Vicari, Abigail K. Robertson, Tyler M. Vicari, Luke T. Schneck, and Levi J. Schneck; and one great-granddaughter, Aliyah G. Kissinger. He is also survived by his niece, Michelle (Robertson) Ryan, South Amboy, NJ; and sister-in-law, Janet (Pinkerton) Robertson, widow of predeceased brother, Ivan Robertson, Jr., of Columbia, PA. Along with his parents and brother Ivan, Bruce was also predeceased by brothers, Roger T. Robertson and Gregory Robertson.


A funeral service to celebrate and honor Bruce's life will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes and Cremation Care, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, with The Reverend Scott Elsing officiating. Burial, with military honors rendered by The United States Marine Corps and Ray A. Master Post 217, American Legion Honor Guard, Topton, will follow in Berks County Memorial Gardens, Fleetwood. Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bruce's memory to VALOR Clinic Foundation, an organization who provides assistance accessing benefits, and shelter to Veterans with limited or no access to care, P.O. Box 315, Brodheadsville, PA 18322 or online at www. Ludwick Funeral Homes and Cremation Care, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at


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working with Gary

I had the pleasure of working with Gary for a number of years at Kohl's.  He always had a smile on his face and he was always willing to help.  Even after he retired, he would always come into the store to do a little shopping with Elaine, and always come find some of us just to say hello.  I will miss those visits.

My deepest condolences to your family. 


Posted by Michele D on 06/16/2023