Wilson, Robert Owen, Sr.
Birth: Thursday, September 07, 1933
Residence: Owings, MD
Death: Monday, February 21, 2022 at the age of 88
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Robert Owen "Bob" Wilson, Sr., 88, of Owings, MD, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on February 21, 2022. He was born September 7, 1933 in Lusby, MD to Clare B. and William James Wilson II. His battle with a serious medical issue in recent years showed his courage in facing life's challenges with faith and strength. He met the love of his life Kitty Beck, while corresponding with her when serving in the Army. They married on May 10, 1958 at Friendship United Methodist Church. Bob spent his career at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C., as a satellite systems engineer. He continued to support the NRL as a civilian contractor for XEN Corp. after retiring from the DOD. In his spare time, he enjoyed farming and gardening on their farm in Calvert County. He also loved fishing, crabbing, and most of all spending time with his family at their cottage on Hellen Creek in Solomons. He is survived by his loving wife, Kitty Beck, sister Vernelle Jenkins, his sons Robert, Jr. (Elaine), Donald (Danielle) and David. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Faith, Evan, Emily, Rebecca, Ben, Cassidy and Baylee, twelve great-grandchildren, four nieces and two nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his brothers William James Wilson II and Donald Edwin Wilson and sister Clare Marguerite Simmons.
A Memorial service and celebration of Bob's life will be held Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Friendship United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Friendship UM Church Cemetery Fund or the University of Maryland Baltimore Foundation-220 N. Arch Street, 13th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201.