July 9, 1922 - October 24, 2021
Robert W. “Bob” Pepperney On Sunday, October 24, 2021, Bob joined the love of his life, Helen, with the Lord in Heaven. He and Helen celebrated 75 years of marriage before her death in August 2019. Bob was born on July 9, 1922, in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Frank and Rose Pepperney. Bob’s transfer by his employer, General Electric, brought the family to Randallstown, MD in 1964. In 1976, Bob and Helen built and enjoyed their dream home in Sykesville, remaining there until a move to Brightview Westminster Ridge in 2015. Bob and Helen were members of St. Joseph Catholic Community, Eldersburg, and participated in many organizations through St. Joseph’s and the Community, including the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Liberty Lake Golden Age Club (for over 40 years), both serving as club officers, AARP, Westminster Seniors in Action, and Gingham Four Square Dancers. Bob was also a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1956. Bob and Helen enjoyed traveling after Bob’s retirement in 1984 after 40 years with General Electric. Their first trip was to Hawaii for their 25th wedding anniversary, after Bob convinced Helen to overcome her fear of flying, because if she wanted to go to Hawaii, there wasn’t a bridge! Their travels included several more trips to Hawaii as well as England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Bahamas, California and to Florida many times. Bob and Helen developed a love of orchids after a trip to Hawaii in 1969. One thing led to another, and they added a greenhouse onto their home, where they cared for 400 orchids, and became very involved in the Maryland Orchid Society. Bob is survived by daughter Linda Anne McGinn (Littlestown, PA), son Robert Michael Pepperney of Stover, MO; grandchildren, Amy McKenna Symonds (Mark) of Taneytown, Joshua (Jaime) Clagett of Hampstead, Jesse Clagett (Rebecca Lee) of Taneytown, great-grandchildren, Lance Corporal Alexander Robert Jones stationed in NC with the US Marines, Logan Joshua Clagett and Ryleigh Nicole Clagett of Hampstead. Also surviving Bob are much loved nieces, Mary Anne (Vollmer) Voglewede (husband Tom) of Marion, VA and Susan Pepperney Stephens (Gary) of Albuquerque, NM as well as numerous cherished family and friends. Bob was pre-deceased by his wife, Helen Wallach Pepperney, his parents, brothers William and Raymond Hemke, Francis “Bud” and Ralph Pepperney; sisters Marie Miller and Loretta O’Neill; sister-in-law, Mary Wallach Vollmer (Bob) son-in-law William McGinn and daughter-in-law Carolyn Pepperney. The family expresses their gratitude to the amazing, caring staff and residents of Brightview Westminster Ridge, Right at Home and Carroll Hospice for their kindness and attentive care to make Dad’s transition peaceful and full of love. Calling Hours will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at Haight Funeral Home, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville, MD from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Community, Liberty Road, 915 Liberty Road, Eldersburg on Friday, October 29 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Marriottsville, MD. Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Community, Eldersburg, MD. Online condolences may be offered at www.haightfuneralhome.com
Robert W. “Bob” Pepperney On Sunday, October 24, 2021, Bob joined the love of his life, Helen, with the Lord in Heaven. He and Helen celebrated 75 years of marriage before her death in August 2019. Bob was born on July 9, 1922,... View Obituary & Service Information
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