James Allen Wrotny

Obituary Notice

    James Allen Wrotny, 57 of Little Rock died Saturday, July 17, 2004. He was born in Sewickley, PA. He is the son of the late Andrew Rodney Wrotny and is survived by his mother, Irene Zaluski Wrotny of Ambridge, PA. Jim graduated from Ambridge High School where he was a Boy Scout receiving the rank of Star Scout. He joined the U. S. Army, graduating from Officer's Training School as a Second Lieutenant, serving in West Germany for four years. Upon his return to the States he was a carpenter before graduating from Penn State University in State College, PA, in 1973 with a BS degree in forestry and a minor in business. He was a member of Xi Sigma Pi Forestry Fraternity. He began his career with Koppers Industries, a railroad tie manufacturer. He became the western procurement manager, working for the company for the past 32 years. He was an accomplished master woodworker. He also loved fly-fishing, making his own bamboo fly rods and tying his own flies. His first love was his family, and the out doors. He loved the mountains, hunting, and fishing with his family and friends.

    He was assistant troop leader of Boy Scout Troop 427 of Immaculate Conception Church in North Little Rock.

    He is survived by his wife, Ann Camferdam Wrotny; four sons, Gary Allen Wrotny, of Big Sky, MT, Jonathan Edwin Wrotny of Newport News, VA, Robert Richardson Camferdam and wife Allison of Dominica, West Indies, David Weldon Camferdam, Jr. of Athens, GA; one daughter, Melissa Camferdam Ortega and husband, Mike of Little Rock; one brother, Ron Wrotny and wife Shelly, and two sisters, Phyllis Walls and husband, Harold of Beaver, PA, Andrea Williams and husband Norm of State College, PA.

    There will be a vigil from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, followed by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church, officiated by Rev. Don White. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to Habitat for Humanities, 800 S. Scott St. Little Rock, AR 72201. Arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home.


Register Book

  • Deepest Sympathy. 
    William Dorn 
    Endicott, New York 
    Email: bdorn@stny.rr.com
  • Our thoughts are with you during this very sad time.
    Cathy Wrotny 
    Winchester, Massachusetts
  • Ann and family, My deepest sympathy. You will be in my prayers in the days ahead. 
    Shelley Wrotny 
    Cottage Grove, Minnesota 
    Email: rsw5js@msn.com
  • My the Lord protect and comfort your family. 
    Loren Olivo & Family 
    Dallas, Texas
  • I'm very sorry for your loss. Peace be with you. 
    Joe Pat Carter 
    Helena, Arkansas 
    Email: jcarter@pccua.edu
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. May you feel the Lord's arms around you as He comforts you.
    Jack and Jan Brain
    The Woodlands, Texas
    Email: jelainebrain@aol.com
  • May the Lord be with you and give peace and comfort to your family as you cross the Rainbow Bridge ....God Bless You.
    Jim & Barbara Aquino 
    Palm Beach, Florida 
    Email: jja143@msn.com
  • I will never forget all of the campouts we attended together and the three trips we made with our boys to Phimont Scout Ranch. He was a great Scouter, Father, and Friend. He will be missed.
    Dave Davis 
    Roseville, California 
    Email: dave.davis@smna.com
  • I knew Jim as the father of my friend Gary. His spirit lives on through Gary who continues to walk with Jim by his side. Gary is facing the world with courage, confidence and grace and though his father is gone, the definitive character Jim instilled and nurtured in Gary is trully evident at a moment's glance.
    Galen Robert Scott, journalist
    Weatherford, Texas
    Email: gscott@weatherforddemocrat.com