Robert W. Palmer, 83

OCT. 27, 1927-SEPT. 1, 2011

September 01, 2011

Mr. Robert W. "Bob" Palmer, 83, of Thurmont, Md., passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at his home.

He was the husband of Margaret Hecker Palmer, his wife of 52 years.

Born Oct. 27, 1927, in Greencastle, Pa., he was the son of the late Robert I. and Catherine Grosh Palmer.

Mr. Palmer served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War, and was a member of American Legion Post 136 in Greenbelt, Md. He retired from the World Bank with more than 25 years of service. Bob always enjoyed socializing with his friends in Thurmont.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Bruce Palmer and wife, Michelle, of Ellicott City, Md., and Melanie Friedman and husband, Arthur, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Shannon Palmer, Brock Palmer and Aaron Friedman; and his sister, Darc'e Easton of Hagerstown, Md.

A memorial service will be Sunday, Sept. 4, at 2:30 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E. Main St., Thurmont. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.

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