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Robert McWilliams, Sr

Cambridge Md. — Robert Henry McWilliams Sr., age 64, was called home Thursday afternoon, September 22, 2016 at the Easton Hospital where he was surrounded by his beloved family, friends and Pastor.

Robert’s life is celebrated by his loving wife Charlene Travers McWilliams through their inseparable bond of 42 years of marriage, his son Robert Henry McWilliams Jr, and his daughter in-law Christine Anne McWilliams, grandchildren Robert Ethan McWilliams, Elise Christine McWilliams, Evelyn Grace McWilliams and an expected grandson Elliott to make his arrival in November, all of Easton. Brother John Benjamin McWilliams, Jr. and his wife Gloria of Woolford and two sisters, Mary Ann Valenstein and her husband John of Cambridge and Joan Hope Marchewka and her husband Bruce of Felton, DE.

Born and raised in Cambridge MD, the son of the late John Benjamin McWilliams, Sr. and Betty Lithicum McWilliams. He was a lifelong resident of Cambridge and an active member of the community. Robert was called to give back and focused on philanthropic efforts holding positions and participating in: Cambridge Lodge #66, Boumi Shrine, Chester River Shrine Club, Magic Carpets, Maryland Knight Masons, Maryland Rosicrucian, Denton Commandery #10, 32 degree Scottish Rite, Member of the Supreme Council and Member of the Shrine Order of the Purple Cross. He served as the Grand Governor Maryland York Rite College, Secretary of Hayward Chapter #24, Secretary of Zabud Council #9, Past Grand Master of the Grand Council of Maryland, Past Officer of the Grand Chapter of Maryland, Past Ambassador of General Grand Council and a volunteer for the Cambridge Rescue Fire Department.

Robert’s community celebrated his career as an Investment advisor who was always willing to help or provide words of encouragement for his fellow community members. He was always engaged with friends and strangers looking to lend a helping hand. Whether touring around Cambridge with his lovely wife Charlene, or visiting friends and family Bob was always on the move spreading joy and fellowship wherever he went.

Robert McWilliams through his work with the Shriners Hospital aided several children in receiving life altering medical attention. He was dedicated to his grandchildren and looked forward to every weekend for them to spend time together. Rob Jr, knew his father was a beacon in his life, providing support, love and unwavering dedication to him throughout the years. Bob was loved and cherished by his friends and family, and while his parting is a sweet sorrow, the joy of his memory will live on in each and every one of our hearts.

A viewing and visitation with family will be held Thursday evening, September 29, 2016 at the Talbot Bible Church, 9114 Chapel Road, Easton, MD from 5-7 p.m.

A memorial service will be held on October 1, 2016 at Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Race St., Cambridge, MD beginning 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Christina Blake and Pastor Dan Zollinhofer officiating. Burial will follow at Old Trinity Church Cemetery, Church Creek.

In lieu of flowers the McWilliams family asks that donations be made to the Shriners Hospital of Philadelphia in memory of Robert H. McWilliams, Sr. Donations may be sent directly to Shriners Hospital of Philadelphia, Att: Terry Diamond, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 or online at http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/Locations/philadelphia

All donations in memory of Robert H. McWilliams will be matched by Rob Jr and Chrissy McWilliams; we sincerely thank you for any and all donations made in Robert McWilliams memory.

Arrangements entrusted to Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge, MD

To share online condolences with the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com

Viewing and Visitation with Family

Thursday September 29, 2016 , 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Talbot Bible Church

Memorial Service

Saturday October 1, 2016 , 10:30 AM at Grace United Methodist Church


Saturday October 1, 2016 , 12:30 PM at Old Trinity Church Cemetery

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Facts Born: January 27, 1952
Death: September 22, 2016

Memorial Donations Memorial donations can be made to:
Shriners Hospital of Philadelphia, Att: Terry Diamond, 3551 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

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A. Wingfield Extending deepest sympathy to family and friends. Please find comfort in knowing that soon all those in the memorial tombs will hear Jesus' voice and come out. (John 5:28,29) Until that blessed day, may the GOD of all comfort grant you peace while many fond memories warm your hearts. 11/23/2016 Nettie & Tom Hastings Dear Charlene & family, Johnny & Mary Ann, Hope and family, So sorry for your lost of Bobby. He is home at peace....Hugs. 10/16/2016 Darlene Bromwell Marshall My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Bobby and I go way back in time to children of the West End area. He will surely be missed. 10/07/2016 Kathryn Hubbard My deepest sympathy to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. 10/06/2016 timothy foxwell / kansas 09/30/2016 Chris Windsor I am so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. Charlene & family you are in my thoughts and prayers. A very generous person and quite a character. RIP 09/28/2016 Skip & Mary McAuliffe 09/28/2016 Eva Carol and Rusty Smith 09/28/2016 Todd & Cindy Williams Our hearts and prayers go out to the McWilliams family. May God g.ive you his grace, comfort, and peace. 09/28/2016 Mike & Cheryl Stephens Adams 09/28/2016 Joyce Greene Newcomb Condolences are sent from the Cambridge High School class of "70" to the family of Bobby . We will always remember his wonderful sense of humor and the warmth of his smile. Go in peace our friend 09/28/2016 Wayne and Colleen Bromwell Such a kind, generous soul to help others in need. May he rest in peace. No doubt he is in heaven. Prayers and hugs to all the family. Love to all! 09/28/2016 Fran Neal Kern I am so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. Although I had not seen him in a long time, the girls always talked about him when we got together and wondered what he was up to (Class of '70). 09/27/2016 Sonny & Paula Harrison 09/27/2016 Pete Cerutti Bob was a dedicated Husband, father and grandfather. Bob was always looking out for his family and friends. He will be missed. 09/27/2016 Ron Bromwell 09/27/2016 Anne Jones Stichberry 09/27/2016 Georgia Williams Johnny, Gloria and family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Steve & Georgia Williams 09/27/2016

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