Robert Henry McWil­liams Sr.

Dorchester Star - - Obituaries -

CAM­BRIDGE — Robert Henry McWil­liams Sr., 64, was called home Thurs­day af­ter­noon, Sept. 22, 2016, at the Eas­ton Hos­pi­tal, where he was sur­rounded by his beloved fam­ily, friends and Pas­tor.

Robert’s life is cel­e­brated by his loving wife Char­lene Travers McWil­liams through their in­sep­a­ra­ble bond of 42 years of mar­riage; his son Robert Henry McWil­liams Jr. and his daugh­ter in-law Chris­tine Anne McWil­liams; grand­chil­dren: Robert Ethan McWil­liams, Elise Chris­tine McWil­liams, Eve­lyn Grace McWil­liams and an ex­pected grand­son El­liott to make his ar­rival in Novem­ber, all of Eas­ton; brother John Ben­jamin McWil­liams Jr. and his wife Glo­ria of Wool­ford; and two sis­ters: Mary Ann Valen­stein and her hus­band John, of Cam­bridge; and Joan Hope Marchewka and her hus­band Bruce, of Fel­ton, DE.

Born and raised in Cam­bridge, MD, the son of the late John Ben­jamin McWil­liams Sr. and Betty Lithicum McWil­liams. He was a life­long res­i­dent of Cam­bridge and an ac­tive mem­ber of the com­mu­nity. Robert was called to give back and fo­cused on phil­an­thropic ef­forts hold­ing po­si­tions and par­tic­i­pat­ing in: Cam­bridge Lodge #66, Boumi Shrine, Chester River Shrine Club, Magic Car­pets, Mary­land Knight Ma­sons, Mary­land Rosi­cru­cian, Den­ton Com­man­dery #10, 32 de­gree Scot­tish Rite, Mem­ber of the Supreme Coun­cil and Mem­ber of the Shrine Or­der of the Purple Cross. He ser ved as the Grand Gov­er­nor Mary­land York Rite Col­lege, Sec­re­tary of Hayward Chap­ter #24, Sec­re­tary of Zabud Coun­cil #9, Past Grand Mas­ter of the Grand Coun­cil of Mary­land, Past Of­fi­cer of the Grand Chap­ter of Mary­land, Past Am­bas­sador of Gen­eral Grand Coun­cil and a vol­un­teer for the Cam­bridge Fire Depart­ment.

Robert’s com­mu­nity cel­e­brated his ca­reer as an In­vest­ment ad­vi­sor who was al­ways will­ing to help or pro­vide words of en­cour­age­ment for his fel­low com­mu­nity mem­bers. He was al­ways en­gaged with friends and strangers look­ing to lend a helping hand. Whether tour­ing around Cam­bridge with his lovely wife Char­lene, or vis­it­ing friends and fam­ily Bob was al­ways on the move spread­ing joy and fel­low­ship wher­ever he went.

Robert McWil­liams through his work with the Shriners Hos­pi­tal aided sev­eral chil­dren in re­ceiv­ing life al­ter­ing med­i­cal attention. He was ded­i­cated to his grand­chil­dren and looked for­ward to ev­ery week­end for them to spend time to­gether. Rob Jr. knew his fa­ther was a bea­con in his life, pro­vid­ing sup­port, love and un­wa­ver­ing ded­i­ca­tion to him through­out the years. Bob was loved and cher­ished by his friends and fam­ily, and while his part­ing is a sweet sor­row, the joy of his mem­ory will live on in each and ev­ery one of our hearts.

A view­ing and vis­i­ta­tion with fam­ily will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thurs­day, Sept. 29, at the Tal­bot Bi­ble Church, 9114 Chapel Road, Eas­ton, MD.

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at 10:30 a.m. Satur­day. Oct. 1 at Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Race St., Cam­bridge, MD, with Rev. Christina Blake and Pas­tor Dan Zollinhofer of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial will fol­low at Old Trin­ity Church Ceme­tery, Church Creek.

In lieu of flow­ers, the McWil­liams fam­ily asks that do­na­tions be made to the Shriners Hos­pi­tal of Philadel­phia, in mem­ory of Robert H. McWil­liams Sr. Do­na­tions may be sent di­rectly to Shriners Hos­pi­tal of Philadel­phia, Attn: Terry Di­a­mond, 3551 North Broad St., Philadel­phia, PA 19140 or on­line at http://www. shriner­shos­pi­tals­forchil­dren.org/Lo­ca­tions/philadel­phia

All do­na­tions in mem­ory of Robert H. McWil­liams will be matched by Rob Jr. and Chrissy McWil­liams; we sin­cerely thank you for any and all do­na­tions made in Robert McWil­liams mem­ory.

Ar­range­ments en­trusted to New­comb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cam­bridge, MD. To share on­line con­do­lences with the fam­ily, please visit www.new­com­b­collins.com.

ROBERT HENRY MCWIL­LIAMS SR.

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