John Rogers Robertson, 62, of Tampa, FL, passed away on July 1.
Funeral services are to be held on July the 9th tentatively at 2pm at Florida National Cemetery 6502 SW 102 Ave, Bushnell FL 33513
John was born May 24th, 1958 in Atlanta, GA, was a widely known civil engineer who led projects for Tampa’s Standard Concrete Products as a Vice President and Chief Engineer for nearly 30 years. He continues to be treasured by his community including the Ybor City Rotary Club, the Florida Prestressed Concrete Association, Florida Transportation Builders’ Association, and Meals on Wheels. John was most recently President and CEO of American Mechanical Solutions, a leading specialist and builder of HVAC and climate solutions in the southeast and central US.
John was an active mentor and leader in the Tampa area including his alma mater the University of South Florida, where he guided a USF student engineering team to first place in the National Engineering Student Design Competition in 2010. John was also a veteran, having served in the United States Army from 1977 to 1982 as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States and Germany. John attended classes through the University of Maryland in Munich while serving in the Army and spent many memorable weekends with his wife Rhonda traveling throughout Germany and Europe. After leaving the Army, John then attended the University of South Florida, graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1987.
John had a passion for the outdoors and was an avid sportsman, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with friends attending USF Bulls Football games. Weekends were spent in Holopaw, FL, at a vast ATV recreation area. He loved to travel and spend time sharing family history and genealogy. Many of his mornings were spent at his home, walking down to Twin Lakes and enjoying native wildlife and his garden. John had a love for animals especially Jack, his Yorkshire Terrier. He is survived by his loving family; Rhonda, his wife of 43 years; son Chris, daughter Ashley and her husband Kyle Savaglio, granddaughter Madison and grandson Brentley; and by his sisters Joy Hope and Jan Fallin, as well as his brother James (Jimmy) Robertson, and step-father John Taylor, Sr.
He was preceded in death by his father James G. Robertson and Mother Patricia Ward Taylor.
Special thanks to the staff and doctors at Moffit Cancer Center Tampa, FL
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Moffit Cancer Center of Tampa, FL
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sunshine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again,
May god hold you in the palm of his hand.
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