Robert Thomas Nitsch, 48, worked for Toshiba America Medical Systems, father of two

By on June 14, 2017

Robert Thomas “Bobby” Nitsch, formerly of Denver, passed away unexpectedly on May 13, 2017, at the age of 48.

Bobby was born on June 11, 1968 in Lancaster.

He graduated from Ephrata Christian School, then graduated from The Technical Institute in Middletown, with an associate’s degree in specialized technology, electronics, and computer technology. He moved to Indianapolis, Ind., to begin working for Biosound Esaote as a technical support specialist, where he met his wife, Pamela Powers, with whom he shared 20 years of marriage and two children.

He then earned his bachelor of science from Indiana Wesleyan University, and became a customer service engineer for Toshiba America Medical Systems. He was later promoted within Toshiba as an area service manager, and relocated to Lake St. Louis, Mo.

He enjoyed motocross biking, weight lifting, running, and swimming, as he was a frequent participant in triathlons. Bobby will be remembered most by his friends and family as a kind, patient, driven, and talented man, who encouraged others to reach their fullest potential.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather: Emory Jay Weaver; and his grandparents: Thomas Hahn, Bessie (High) Hahn, Oscar Nitsch, and Hilde Nitsch.

He is survived by his wife: Pamela Powers Nitsch of Lake St. Louis, Mo.; his children: Sydney Marie (13) and Aaron Robert (11); his mother: Joan (Hahn) Weaver of Denver; his father and stepmother: O. Robert and Karen Nitsch of Scottsdale, Ariz.; his siblings: Christine Carboni of Lewisburg; Deborah Nitsch of Drexel Hill; Sarah Florea of Ephrata; and Candice Jay of Denver; and many nieces and nephews that will miss him dearly.

An informal celebration of life gathering is scheduled for Saturday, July 8, at Bobby’s childhood home at 108 S. Sixth St., Denver, with drop-in hours from 1 to 4 p.m. He was laid to rest in Fairview Cemetery Annex in Denver. All are welcome to come and celebrate Bobby’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to, to contribute to his children’s future education.

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