Robert D. Gearhart, 60

SEPT. 26, 1951-JUNE 12, 2012

June 14, 2012
  • Gearhart

Robert Dennis "Bobby" Gearhart, 60, of Smithsburg, Md., passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md.

He was born Sept. 26, 1951, in Hagerstown, to Robert Paul and Joan Ruth Funkhouser Gearhart of Flinton, Pa., and formerly of Hagerstown.

He was a 1969 graduate of South Hagerstown High School, and attended Hagerstown Junior College.

He was employed as a correctional officer by the state of Maryland at Roxbury Correctional Institute in Hagerstown until retiring in 2010. He most recently was employed by American HomePatient in Waynesboro, Pa.

He was a member of the Maryland National Guard.

He was a member of Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84, Williamsport, Md., a former member of Maryland Classified Employees Association Chapter 88, Hagerstown, and former coordinator for American Bikers Aimed Toward Education, Hagerstown Chapter.

He enjoyed spending time outdoors and going fishing.

Besides his parents, survivors include wife, Jamie Lee Bennett Gearhart, married March 31, 1972, of Smithsburg; sister, Anita R. Bussard and her husband, John, of Hagerstown; uncle, Dr. George Funkhouser of Flinton; sister-in-law, Donna Reid and her husband, Jerry, of Halfway, Md.; and nephew, Maj. Joshua J. Smith, stationed overseas.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Wendi Lyn Gearhart.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Sunday, June 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 1 p.m. Sunday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday, June 18, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Michael C. Manthos officiating. Interment will be in Welty Church Cemetery, Smithsburg.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Lonely Hearts Animal Rescue Inc., 15512 Corral Lane, Frederick, MD 21703, or to the charity of one's choice.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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