Obituary of Robert Nothstein
Robert H. “Bob” Nothstein, 71, of Henryville, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at home. He was the loving husband of Sharon (Haag) Nothstein, with whom he shared 20 years of marriage.
Born in Palmerton, he was the son of the late Marvin and June (Harding) Nothstein.
Bob was an Eagle Scout, and graduate of Slatington High School, Gettysburg College, and the University of Virginia School of Law. After completing his studies, Bob fulfilled his ROTC commitment by joining the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant military intelligence. Upon completing Infantry Officer Basic School and Combat Interrogators training, he was stationed at Fort Holabird in Maryland, and volunteered for Operation Homecoming, helping to locate, retrieve, and debrief POWs from military operations in South East Asia.
After retiring from the Army as a captain in 1973, he established his general law practice in Stroudsburg, focusing on real estate law. In the following years, Bob was appointed as solicitor to Monroe County and Paradise Township, as well as the Monroe County Railroad Authority. During this time, he was also an instructor at Penn State University and the Pocono Real Estate Academy. Though retired from private practice in 2016, Bob remained as council to President Judge Worthington of Monroe County.
In 2002, Bob was appointed to the Monroe County Board of Commissioners, and following his election to the seat in 2003, served as vice chairman during his term. Deeply committed to his community, Bob represented and served many municipal organizations over the course of his career, including the National Association of Counties Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, Children and Youth Services, MHMR Advisory and Joinder Boards, and the Pocono Healthy Communities Alliance. He also served as the vice chairman of the Monroe County Prison Board, president of the Board of Pleasant Valley Manor, and vice chairman of the Paradise Township Zoning Hearing Board. Additionally, Bob was presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards by both the Pocono Mountain Fire Company, and American Legion Post 903 in Tannersville.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons: Eric Nothstein and his wife, Krista, of Clark, New Jersey; Brett Nothstein and his wife, Tara, of Orlando, Florida; his daughter, Jesse Nothstein of Henryville; and two grandchildren, Tyler and Ella.
There will be a viewing from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 at Bolock Funeral Home, 6148 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco. Military Honors will follow at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Luke’s VNA Hospice, 240 Union Station Plaza, Bethlehem, PA 18015; Operation: Touch of Home, PO Box 162, Brodheadsville, PA 18322; or Pocono Mountain Fire Company, 20 Murray St., Mount Pocono, PA 18344.
Private cremation is entrusted to Bolock Funeral Home Crematory.
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