Paul Lawrence Rothbart Sr., 76, of New Milford, died Sept. 3, 2011, at Village Crest Center for Health and Rehabilitation in New Milford. He was the husband of Audrey Elmendorf Rothbart.

Mr. Rothbart was born June 3, 1935, in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Bertram and Rita Wallace Rothbart.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a machine operator at Nestle's Manufacturing for 22 years, retiring in 1997.

He was a member of the VFW Post 1672 in New Milford.

In addition to his wife of 50 years, Mr. Rothbart is survived by two sons, Paul Rothbart Jr. and Robert Rothbart, of New Milford; a daughter, Rita Rothbart Merlino, of Glastonbury; a brother, Wallace Rothbart, of Los Angeles; and four grandchildren, David Rothbart, Alexandra Durling, Grant Durling and Melinda Merlino.

Friends may call today (Friday) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge St., New Milford. A funeral service will take place at 7 p.m.