Dr. Robert “Bob” Titzler, 83, of St. Anthony Park, died May 13, 2023. He was born June 28, 1939, in the Bronx, New York, to Martha Bauchwitz and Peter Titzler.
Bob loved academics, attending The City College of New York and Duke University before receiving his M.D. degree at Columbia College of Medicine. Bob married Miriam Olson, whom he met while working at Camp Sharparoon in upstate New York.
The couple raised two daughters, led a life well-lived and fulfilled a dream of designing and building a north woods cabin.
Bob spent his career as a general practitioner, working for Floyd County Comprehensive Health Program in Wheelwright, Kentucky; Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey; Mercy Hospital in Anoka; and Group Health Inc. of Minnesota.
In retirement, Bob worked part-time covering for physicians on leave. He also volunteered with the New York City Mission Society; the Peace Corps in Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria, and Monrovia, Liberia; Hands on America , in Biloxi, Mississippi. (post-Hurricane Katrina); Rural Hospital Doctors Dimitrov, Russia; Methodist Mission in India; the Audubon Society; the Sherburne Wildlife Refuge and Wisconsin Citizen Scientists.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Miriam; and siblings Charlotte, Claire and Freddy. He is survived by daughters Ann (Eric) Singsaas and Meg (Eddie) Krekeler; two grandchildren and his sister Eileen Wassermans.
A Celebration of Life was held at Centennial United Methodist Church. Memorials can be sent to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, St. Anthony Park Community Foundation, Simpson Housing Services, Heifer International or Minnesota Public Radio.