OBITUARY

Edward "Eddie" Rothman

February 26, 1941March 30, 2021

Edward (Eddie) Rothman was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 26,1941 to the late parents of Silvia (Susie) Sach and Isador (Issy) Rothman of Brooklyn, NY. Eddie and his sister Sandra (D) were both raised by a wonderful, loving, nurturing mother who adored them. He was educated through high school in NYC's public schools which were excellent at that time.

As a free-spirited young Jewish man Eddie began a lifelong passion in martial arts- building respect, self control, focus, stamina, strength, and speed he achieved an Certified Six Sigma - 6th Dan (degree) black belt in Taekwondo. Eddie was a National Rifle Association Member (NRA) his skilled rifle marksmanship engaged him in spirited competition with several National Rifle Trophy wins. Some might not know he played hockey as a forward on an AAA team in Brooklyn, NY.

Eddie love affair for Harley-Davidson started early in life from his first Fat Boy, Road King, and Screamin’ Eagle 110 to his many “sleeveless” Harley-Davidson shirts he collected over his 30+ year ride. His many contributions to various charities among his most passionate since 1992 Toys for Tot. His need for speed and love with muscle cars gave him the nickname “FAST EDDIE”. Throughout his many careers he's always been a larger than life character attracting many extended family and friends along the way.

His ability to make everyone feel comfortable, secure, and loved where his greatest strength. However, it was in Margate, FL while working as a civil servant for Broward County Transit, as a bus operator he met and married the “Love If His Life” his beautiful devoted wife Tralondra (Von) Rothman of Hollywood. Their happy and loving relationship lasted 12 wonderful years which their family and friends witnessed on enormous occasions throughout there amazing love journey. Eddie and Von both committed to “God” to always Love, Honor, Obey, Cherish through Sickness and in Health though Death due us part. In which his loving wife advocated. THROUGH THE GRACE OF GOD she and sister-in-law Sonja were allowed a Compassionate Visit to the hospital ICU. There they were able with via FaceTime, to his daughters, be allowed to hold his hand, comfort him, and say good bye.

I never knew what real love and happiness was until we were married. Eddie was a strong man with a big heart, who never met a stranger. He loved to chat in line at the store, or joke with the people at the table next to him in a restaurant that they should save him some of their dessert. His love of life and his NEVER quit attitude was as well known as was his straight forward no nonsense approach to every situation. This made everyone who knew him feel loved and protected.

He leaves behind his much loved wife Tralondra (Von); Children: Barbara Rothman, Nathalie (Charles) Toefield, Eric Rothman; Stepdaughter: Christina Hall; Sister–in–law: Sonja Smith; beloved cousin: Ina Pinkney; Grandchildren: Vallen (Chris) Buracker, Samantha (Matt) Carey, Elizabeth Matteson, Eric Jr., Julianne, Jason; Great Grandchildren: Nykolas Ludwigsen, Brantley Carey, Isabella Neblock, nieces and nephews. Beloved extended family David and Virginia (Ginny), and great friends.

Eddie was loved and will be deeply missed by so many more who loved and cherished his friendship.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 16, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 16, 2021

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  • Committal Service

    Friday, April 16, 2021

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  • Dove Release

    Friday, April 16, 2021

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Memories

Edward "Eddie" Rothman

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Linda Chambers

April 16, 2021

My dear Eddie, my dear brother for life.
I thank you for all the happiness you have brought into our lives. I thank you for the love & joy you have given Von.
There will be no other.
I will do my best to be here as a part of Von's life to hold her up in love & prayers.
Your presence will be missed but you will never be forgotten.
Love,
Linda

Todd Rothman

April 16, 2021

Eddie was always happy when I would see him. He would say "What's up kid?". Even when he was bothered, he always had a smile and a song in mind. He would hum or light whistle the song. Rest easy Eddie. XOXO

Michael Hanasko

April 15, 2021

Eddie was a guy who absolutely loved life. Always smiling, always full of energy, always full of love. If you were his friend, he'd do anything for you. And he seemed to have friends everywhere. Besides working together, we rode all over the state of Florida, from Key West to Daytona. And no matter where we went, we'd always run into someone that knew him. That's the kind of guy Eddie was, making friends everywhere.
Eddie told me once that he sometimes thought of me like a son. I told him I couldn't think of him as a father, he was too young spirited. I thought of him more as a cool, older brother.
I love you Eddie. You'll never be forgotten.
Rest in peace, brother.

Marlyn Mayers

April 14, 2021

Eddie sure will be missed. I always asked him to put whatever he eats in a bottle, so I can drink it. He seemed to be full of life each time I see him. He usually greeted me with "hey you funny looking thing you".

Forest Lawn Funeral Home South

April 14, 2021

Forest Lawn South would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.

We wish you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Sincerely,
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South Staff

Pete Klekosky

April 13, 2021

My heart goes out to Eddie's family and friends. To know him was to love him. He was a gentleman with class and personality and a rare optimism. I will miss him and will always remember him fondly. Goodbye for now buddy.

Irene Brown

April 11, 2021

Eddie was my coworker as bus operators. He always said hello Mrs. Brown you have a lovely daughter. He was enjoyable and always was kind and friendly to me, My condolences to his entire family. To Tralonda(Von) my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences and prayers of healing . Memories never ever fade, they are yours forever and ever. Sending you healing prayers and heartfelt hugs. All our Love to you! Irene & Michelina Brown.❤️🙏🏼

Samantha Carey

April 10, 2021

I didn’t get to see my papa head very much over the past few years but when I did I truly enjoyed my time with him. I loved when I would call him for Easter and he would call the Easter bunny a dirty bunny and on thanksgiving a dirty bird. I am so thankful he was able to come to my graduation and wedding. I’m so sad he won’t get to meet his great grandson for the first time. I love you papa head. You will be missed.

Bill Maccari

April 9, 2021

Eddie was my best Man. He asked me "what do you want me to do for you and Roe at the wedding?" I said keep everyone away from us unless they have an envelope in there hands. It was the funniest thing to watch as he ran interference for us at our Wedding. He always cared about his friends. When he had some tough times we would talk, when I had tough times we would talk. He would call me at least once week just to say "Hello Billy Bob Maccari". If you talked to Eddie you would be laughing in sort order. One of the last times we spoke he commented to me that he was the longest living member of the Rothman family. I will always miss him and my prayers will be constant for Von. Love you Both.

Rhonda Berman

April 8, 2021

My Mister and I have so many wonderful memories of Eddie. His warmth towards everyone! How he loved life and lived it as he chose too. He was generous to a fault. his home was open to anyone! He loved his motorcycling says to the hilt! And most of all he loved his dear sweet wife, Von. We will miss him!