Braddock, Robert Edward, Sr.
Birth: Thursday, May 07, 1942 in Trenton, New Jersey
Residence: Hollywood, Maryland
Death: Monday, November 30, 2015 at the age of 73
Laid to Rest: Thursday, December 03, 2015 in the Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown, Maryland
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Robert Edward "Bob" Braddock, Sr., 73, of Hollywood, MD died on November 30, 2015 at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 7, 1942 in Trenton, NJ to the late Everett G. Braddock and Edna Helene Ball Braddock.
In 1961 Bob proudly enlisted in the United States Navy which brought him to St. Mary's county where he served his country until his honorable discharge in 1965. On June 13, 1981, he married his beloved wife, Delia S. "Dee" Braddock. Together, they celebrated over 34 wonderful years of marriage.
He was employed over 33 years with Burch Oil Company until his retirement in 2008 as their store Maintenance Director. After retirement he continued to work for them one day a week. As a life member for 41 years, Bob dedicated himself to the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department; he served as a president and held various board positions. He took great pride and joy in overseeing the Bay District Social Hall. He always ensured every detail was thoroughly planned and that every event was perfect.
He enjoyed boating and taking cruises with family and friends. He and Dee especially loved their dream trip to Hawaii. He meticulously cared for his lawn and fish pond, and often could be caught outside "watching his grass grow." He was an avid Washington Redskins fan, through thick and thin. However, his greatest love was for his family, he took pride in all their accomplishments and family gatherings were his favorite way to spend his time.
In addition to his beloved wife, Bob is also survived by his children, Rebecca Doering (Brian) of Great Mills, MD, Kimberley Stoeckel (Jon) of Clermont, FL, and Robert Edward Braddock, Jr. of Lexington Park, MD; his sister, Kathleen Buckley (Sandy) of Trenton, NJ; his brother, Richard Braddock (Cindy) of Bordentown, NJ; four grandchildren, Brice Doering of Great Mills, MD, Melanie Stoeckel of Clermont, FL, Blair Doering of Great Mills, MD, and Matthew Stoeckel of Clermont, FL; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Family will receive friends for Bob's Life Celebration on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., with Fireman's Prayers at 7:00 p.m., at Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, 46900 South Shangri-La Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653. A Funeral Service will be celebrated by Chaplain Mike Bowen on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Charles Memorial Gardens.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jim Daugherty, Danny Greenwell, Brice Doering, Matthew Stoeckel, Gregory Braddock, and Dan Buckley. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 1440, 46900 South Shangri-La Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.