Coulby, John Robert
Birth: Friday, February 07, 1936
Residence: Leonardtown, Maryland
Death: Monday, April 01, 2019 at the age of 83
Laid to Rest: Monday, April 08, 2019 in the Christ Church Wayside
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John Robert "Bob" Coulby passed away on April 1, 2019 at the age of 83. He died from liver cancer and passed so quickly that this was a shock for everyone. At the time of his death, he lived in Leonardtown but was a resident of Newburg for over 70 years. Bob was predeceased in death by his parents Edgar M. and Irene Stine Coulby, wife Elvira Iannone Coulby, and brothers Harry and James Coulby.
He is survived by his wife Jean Guy Coulby, daughters Patti Kidwell and Debra Coulby, grandson Doug Kidwell, and great granddaughters Samantha and Jessica Kidwell. Bob is also survived by stepsons David and Martin Guy and step daughter Starr Turner, seven step grandchildren, and three step great grandchildren. Also surviving are his brothers Howard, Adrian, Charles, Joseph, Phillip, and Edgar and his sisters Mary, Betty, and Lorraine. He is survived by many, many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and close friends.
Bob served in the United States Army from 1953-1956. He was a night manager/bartender at the old 301 Ranch in Waldorf when the slot machines were a big draw. He worked at the Naval Ordinance Station in Indian Head for approximately 50 years as a Pump Plant Operator.
Everyone loved Bob. He always had a joke, a story, and when he started talking with his hands, watch out. He enjoyed cutting grass, walking, cooking, and working outside. Years ago, he fished in the Wicomico River and peddled his fish in the local neighborhood and was known as the "Fish Man".
Viewing will be on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 2:00pm-4pm at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD. Funeral on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11:00am at the Funeral Home. Burial at Christ Church Wayside. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hospice, or the Newburg Fire Department and Rescue Squad. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A., Charlotte Hall, MD