• In loving memory of Robert Veltman

    A special friend of the CARE family, Robert (Bob) Veltman passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Buddy Bob adopted his best friend Buddy (pictured left) who quickly became a loving and loyal companion. He will be greatly missed by all of us. His family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    The following obituary was submitted to CARE:

    Obituary was written by Bob prior to his passing.

    Bob was called home on Wednesday, April 15th to be with his Lord and to be reunited with those family and friends who made the trip before him. My heart is with my family, especially my soul mate Natie, two children, Bobby and Courtney, and dog Buddy, who were always by his side in good times and in bad. To all of the numerous friends who were all important in his journey throughout his lifetime. Many thanks to the nice people at the Cancer Care Center who worked hard to always make things comfortable.

    Bob was born Sept. 22, 1940 in San Antonio, and graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1958. He attended the University of Texas in Austin and was a life time Longhorn fan. Golf with his buddies, Tennis at Sonterra, pool with his teammates, refereeing many games with the San Antonio football association, and fishing and boating at his home in Rockport were just a few things that he loved to do with family and friends. Bob is preceded in death by his mother & father Arthur & Florence Veltman, brother Arthur ‘Hap’ Veltman. He is survived by his wife Renate, Son Bobby (Lori), daughter Courtney (Jim), and grandchildren Caroline, Brooke, Parker, Piper and Hunter, brother in law Robert David Nalbach and family, sister in law Maryanne Roman and husband Dr. Angel Roman and family, brother in laws Walter (Inge) Kirchschlager and family, Robert Kirchschlager as well as numerous family members in Texas, Michigan and Austria.

    A memorial service will be held at Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, 825 E. Basse Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78209 on Monday April 20th at 2p.m. A reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to caretx.org.

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