Louis "Bob" Bartosz

July 1, 1938February 21, 2018
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On February 21, 2018, Louis "Bob" Robert Bartosz of Ellicott City, Maryland, passed away at the age of 79.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Bob served in the Coast Guard after graduating from high school and later earned a Bachelors degree in Asian Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara. After moving to Maryland he had a long career at the Central Intelligence Agency, and in retirement spent a number of years enjoying the warm weather and his own pool in Sebastian, Florida, eventually moving back to Maryland to enjoy watching his granddaughter grow up.

Those who loved him called him either “Bob” or “D”. Armed with an infectious smile and a dry sense of humor, and blessed with a strong baritone singing voice, he was a devoted Catholic and son of God. His spare time was spent enjoying time with his family, soaking up the sun, watching TV shows ranging from “Seinfeld” and “The Big Bang Theory” to somber British dramas, and of course, snacking on his peanut M & Ms. He was one of the few who actually read a newspaper, mainly for the “funnies” and the crossword puzzle. He enjoyed watching his granddaughter play softball, yet would absolutely dread going to the annual family O’s game. The family would joke that if Dad wasn’t grumpy, then he wasn’t okay. But regardless if he was grumpy or laughing, he had a huge heart and gave unselfishly to those he loved.

Bob was the beloved husband for 48 years of Bonnie Bartosz; the devoted father of Stephanie Bartosz and Robert "Rob" Bartosz and wife Tara; and cherished grandfather of Delaney Bartosz. He is also survived by his brother, Richard Bartosz and wife Arlene, and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his youngest brother, Kenneth Bartosz and wife Sandra; and parents Louis and Barbara Bartosz.

A memorial service will be celebrated at St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church at 7850 Parkside Blvd., Hanover, Maryland 21076 on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10:00am. Inurnment will follow at Meadowridge Memorial Park in Elkridge. The family suggests donations be made to Gilchrist Hospice in Howard County,


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Inurnment Saturday, March 3, 2018

Louis "Bob" Bartosz

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Helen K.

March 3, 2018

I sang with Bob several years ago in the 12 p.m. choir at St. Lawrence and stayed in touch with him briefly after I left the choir. My fondest memory of Bob is when he told me about his career path. Bob then stopped when he got to the part in his life about working for the CIA. He told me that I probably wouldn't believe him but that he worked for them. He had the straightest poker face and I couldn't tell if he was serious or not. I kept trying to confirm it by asking him questions. He looked at me and then with his sense of humor said "if I tell you, you know how the saying's confidential...I'd have to kill you. I like you too much kid to do that." Then he said "we have songs to sing." This was during a rehearsal one night. Just before we left, I asked him one more time if he really worked for the CIA. He responded with a straight face "wouldn't you like to know?" and started laughing. Until now, I still had no idea for certain. I also remembered the first time he finally decided to come to one of our choir get togethers. He ended up winning the prize money and said he should come to them more often so he could win. Beginner's luck. With the kind heart that Bob had, he took that money and bought one big box of chocolate or candy for the choir to share the next time he saw us. I'll miss his humor and his laugh and of course, his voice when he sang.

My thoughts and prayers go to his wife, Bonnie, and family.


Lana Brougher

February 26, 2018

My deepest sympathy to you and your family, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Rob, Tara and Delaney Bartosz

February 26, 2018

God saw that you were getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered "Come with me." With tearful eyes we watched you suffer and saw you slowly fade away. And although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands to rest; God broke our hearts to prove to us, that he only takes the best.

February 22, 2018

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11