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Robert Gutermuth


Robert Christian “Bob” Gutermuth, age 60, of Cambridge, MD died at his home Friday afternoon, August 26, 2011.

Born on January 23, 1951 in Baltimore, MD he was the son of Cecelia Jesse Wise Gutermuth of Berkeley Springs, W. VA and the late Edward E. Gutermuth.

Bob graduated from Edgewood High School, Class of 1969 and was a graduate Chesapeake College.

In 1973 he became employed by the City of Cambridge as a law enforcement officer.

Bob was a communicant of St. Mary, Refuge of Sinners Catholic Church, Cambridge.

In 1975 Bob became an honorary member of Rescue Fire Company of Cambridge, proactive member in 1976 and exempt member in 1978. In 1975 he was a founding member and life-time member of the Fraternal Order of Police.

On March 24, 1979 he married the former Wendy A. Lewis.

Bob retired from the Cambridge Police Department in 1999 as patrolman first class.

Bob’s hobby soon to turn into his passion was his involvement with Retriever Field Trials. He completed the retriever competitions and hunt tests in 1987 and continued field trials up to the time of his death. Bob judged and competed throughout the United States mostly on the East Coast. He held three successful Chesapeake Bay Retriever Field Trials reaching qualified all age status, all age points and completed master hunter titles. He occasionally trained Black Labradors.

Bob volunteered with the Waterfowl Festival in Easton and in the year 2000 was inducted into the Field Trial Gunners Guild.

Surviving besides his wife of 32 years, Wendy A. Gutermuth and mother Cecelia Gutermuth; are two daughters Elizabeth Ann “Beth Ann” Abbott and her husband Bryan of Crapo, MD and Katie Gutermuth of Cambridge, MD; two grandchildren Bryan Edward Abbott, Jr. and Camryn Lane Abbott of Crapo, MD; a sister Maryann Stevens and her husband Robert of Berkeley Springs, W. VA; a nephew Brian Schilling of Beaver West, VA; biological parents Murial Miller and her husband Charles Miller (Ret.Sgt US Army) and the late John Mel; mother-in-law Jennie Lewis of Linkwood, MD; and remaining family members on Bob’s wife’s side.

Preceding him in death was his son Robert E. Gutermuth and father-in-law William K. Lewis, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 1st at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., where the family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. Officiating at the service will be The Rev. William J. Lawler, Rector of St. Mary, Refuge of Sinners Church and Pastor George Wheatley, cousin of the decedent’s wife’s family and Pastor of Cambridge Christian Fellowship Jubilee Church. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Cemetery, Secretary, MD.

Honor Guard and Pallbearers will be provided by the members of the Cambridge Police Department.

In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made in Bob’s memory to The Retriever Hall of Fame, 505 Hwy 57, Grand Junction, TN 38039.

To view online condolences, please visit www.curran-bromwell.com

1-888-579-7953 Code: 75133P

Facts Born: January 23, 1951
Place of Birth: Baltimore, MD
Death: August 26, 2011
Place of Death: Cambridge, MD
Occupation: Police Officer (Retired)

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Donna Eriksen Wendy, this is really late but I just decided to google Bob to find out why he stopped writing. We were classmates in Brehms Lane, PS 231, Baltimore. When I signed up to Classmates, he remembered me and another classmate. I just lost my husband (Will) not a month ago and so I know how you feel. I hope you are doing well and I give my deepest condolences to you. 12/06/2013 Darryl K. Myers Bob and I were friends from the Edgewood High and Towson U. days. He was a true friend, loyal and commited to his old HS and family. A great friend and person. 09/03/2012 Rita Anderson Bob & I were in school together for many years, he was a good & kind friend..I believe he left me a note when stopping in my dessert shop in bishopville. So sorry for your loss, Rita 04/20/2012 Bobbie Barnett I was a classmate of Bob's at Edgewood and was so sorry to learn about his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. 03/23/2012 Bobby Rivera Bob was our football manager when I played football at Edgewood. He was a good friend and he will be dearly missed. 03/16/2012 Nanelle Rosemere Jack and I are so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Whenever we thought of the Cambridge Police force we thought of him and Tommy Hurley. He will be greatly missed. 09/01/2011 Michele Maloney Herold Dear Wendy and Girls: Just wanted to let you know I am thinking and praying for you guys. Such fond memories of CPD's finest. 09/01/2011 Jesse Guessford Gonna miss you Guter!! 08/31/2011 Mary Eleanor Hill, Th.D. I met Bob a number of times when I was in the NJ area. He truly loves Chessies and the field trial/hunt test world. He was a good man and gave his heart to the Chessies he loved so much. May St. Francis and he have many conversations about his beloved dogs. God be with you, Bob. 08/31/2011 A sympathy card has been sent to the family of Robert C. Gutermuth. 08/31/2011 Nicole Robbins and Family You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. With all our love... 08/30/2011 Ed and Deb Patrone Wendy, Katie, and Beth, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 08/30/2011 Alan Jolicoeur Dear Wendy, Katie and family, I am very sorry to hear of Bob's passing and my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I speak for everyone here at Tudor Farms as well as myself that Bob will be greatly missed. He was always full of energy and stories, and we all enjoyed knowing him and seeing him. Al Jolicoeur 08/30/2011 Larry & Lynda Huffman Wendy & family: Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. 08/30/2011 Keith Todd Wendy, I'm so sorry to hear about Bob's death. I know that you were by his side 100% of the time. Wishing you confort in your time of sorrow. 08/30/2011 Shane and Cheryl Arnold Wendy and family, We are saddend to hear of the loss of Bob. Not only was he a wonderful part of our family, but he held a special place in the hearts of many. He was such an amazing person and his love for animals was evident. There is a brighter star in heaven. We certainly wanted to be there to support all of you on Thursday, but unfortunately we have to take our youngest to Hopkins. Stay strong and you will all be in our thoughts and prayers. 08/29/2011 Vicky Trainor - Oakdale Retrievers Wendy & Katie, Bob will long be remembered by the Retriever community. He gave a lot to our sport. I always enjoyed judging with him. I pray that God will keep His arms around you and your family now and in the days to come. Hugs, Vicky 08/29/2011 Joanie, Johnny, and Family Dear Beth & Family - We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know and find comfort in the fact that he is in a better place. Find peace in your memories and wonderful photographs of your lives. 08/29/2011 Bob and Nancy Fishpaw Wendy our hearts go out to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. 08/29/2011 Wendy Lewis Hurley Wendy & Family, All my Love to your family. All my love to Bob's wonderful dogs. I am so happy he was able to be at home with his loving dogs. I feel privileged & blessed to have known him. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. 08/28/2011 Brian Schilling My Uncle Bob, he will be missed and always remembered fondly 08/28/2011 Chris & Jim Windsor To Robert's family you are in my thoughts and prayers. It was a pleasure to take care of Mr. Robert, he will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. He now has his angel wings. 08/28/2011

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