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Columbia Missourian

Albert Rotundo worked for the federal government for 42 years

By Missourian staff
November 21, 2012 | 2:54 p.m. CST

*An earlier version of this obituary included an incorrect spelling of Albert Rotundo's last name in the headline.

FAIRFAX STATION, Va. — Albert Rotundo, who held administrative positions with the federal government for 42 years and retired in 2009 as an associate director of a charity fund for federal workers, died Sunday, July 8, 2012, at his home in Fairfax Station, Va. He was 80.

His daughter, Linda Patch, said he had been battling cancer.

Mr. Rotundo began his federal career in 1959 with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare as a budget analyst. He held a variety of budgetary and managerial jobs with the Department of Education before joining the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area in 2003. He was an associate campaign director for the organization, which solicits charitable donations from federal employees.

Among his accolades, Mr. Rotundo was honored by Vice President Al Gore for helping develop awards and recognition programs at the Education Department.

Mr. Rotundo was born in the Bronx.

He served in the Army from 1953 to 1955. He received a bachelor’s degree in public administration in 1958 and a master’s degree in political science in 1959, both from MU.

He also held offices with the Health, Education and Welfare federal credit union.

He was a past Northern Virginia Chapter president of the M.I. Hummel Club, a group of collectors of Hummel figurines. He was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale and of the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Deanna (Wolf) Rotundo; a daughter, Linda Patch, and her husband, David, of Macon Ga.; a sister, Frances Rotundo; and two grandsons.

Mr. Rotundo was buried Tuesday in Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia, Mo.,  during a private graveside service.