Rotar Ivan Petrovych was a member of the gun service of the antitank battery of the anti-tank battalion of the 40th Artillery Army Brigade of the Army of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, sergeant.
He was born on 13 January, 1972 in the village Konovka, Kelmenets district, Chernivtsi region in a peasant family. In 1987, he graduated the 8th form of the secondary school in the village of Konovka, then - the vocational school of the town-type settlement Kelmentsi, Chernivtsi region (now - Kelmenetsky vocational lyceum), specializing in "tractor driver".
In 1990-1992 he was in the regular military service in the Armed Forces of the USSR / the Russian Federation. He served first in the city Kharkiv, later - in the city Perm` (Russian Federation).
After the demobilization he returned to the village Konovka. Since 1992 he has been working at a brick factory in the village Konovka, then in the local forestry.
On 14 February, 2015, the Kelmenets-Sokirnyan Unified Military Commissariat mobilized him into the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He served as a member of the gun service of the antitank battery of the anti-tank battalion of the 40th individual artillery brigade of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (military unit B3500, the city Pervomaysk, Mykolaiv region).
From 21 May, 2015, he participated in an anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine.
On 26 August, 2015, Sergeant Rotar was killed by a deadly wound as a result of a rocket fire from the missile launch rock "Grad" near the village Prokhorivka in the Volnovakha district, Donetsk region, when a projectile hit his den. Along with him 4 more soldiers died.
On 28 August, 2015, he was buried in the cemetery of the village Konovka, Kelmenetsi district, Chernivtsi region.
The parents and the sister are left.