[Public-List] Fwd: Bob Chambers Obituary. 2017 October issue
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Regret to say that Bob Chamber has passed away. Bob, a former commodore of
our Association died peacefully on yesterday. A Final Farewell Service
will be held at the home he and Betsy built in Weems, Virginia, this Friday
afternoon. Please join me in extending your condolences, along with those
of the Association, to Debbie and Rick.
Full details may be found below.
*Alberg 30 Association Secretary*
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*Robert P. Chambers, Jr.*
*February 26, 1941** – September 4, 2017*
WEEMS, VA -- Robert P. Chambers, Jr. (Bob) of Weems, Virginia died quietly
at home on Monday, September 4, 2017 at the age of 76, following a lengthy
battle with cancer. Bob was born February 26, 1941 in Baltimore, MD to Lt.
Col. Robert P. Chambers and Helen T. Chambers. He is predeceased by his
wife, Elizabeth C. Chambers (Betsy) and is survived by two children,
Richard P. Chambers and his wife Christina of Arnold, Maryland and Deborah
C. McKean and her husband Jim of Arnold, Maryland, four granddaughters,
Anabel Chase Chambers, Natalie Elizabeth Chambers, Ellen Elizabeth McKean
and Kailie Anna McKean and a sister, Lynn C. Redmond of Orlando, Florida.
Bob graduated in 1958 from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in
Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating Polytechnic, Bob then attended Johns
Hopkins University where he received a BES degree in Electrical Engineering
in 1962. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Bob spent
most of his career working for the IBM Corporation as a Systems Engineer,
where he retired in 1995.
Bob was an avid sailor and the family spent many weeks and weekends on
their Alberg 30 sailboat, sailing the Chesapeake Bay. He enjoyed racing
and brought home his share of silver cups. Bob served as Commodore of the
Chesapeake Bay Alberg 30 Association, was a member of the Sailing Club of
the Chesapeake, and Vice Commodore of the Moran Creek Yacht Club. After
retiring, Bob and Betsy bought a Whitby 42, the “Blue Dolphin” where they
spent eight wonderful years sailing in the Bahamas and Caribbean.
Along with sailing, Model Railroading was a hobby that kept Bob busy.
During his lifetime, Bob acquired an extensive collection of model trains.
He was known for his Christmas garden that Santa brought each Christmas
Eve, and a train garden he was building in his home, that would show off
his entire collection.
As an accomplished woodworker, he spent much of his free time in his
workshop. He built most of his home in Weems, VA, and always had projects
going to build gifts for family members.
When Bob and Betsy settled in Weems, Virginia on the Northern Neck, Bob
found a new love in Golf. As a member of the King Carter Golf Club in
Kilmarnock, Virginia, Bob spent many hours polishing his game and his swing.
A ‘Final Farewell Service” will be held at his home Friday, September 8,
2017. Food and Drinks available starting at 4:00 p.m. and the service
starts at 6:00 p.m. with a celebration party after the service.
Bob suffered with two types of skin disease; a rare genetic skin disorder
called Haley-Haley and Melanoma. In Lieu of flowers please donate to these
National Organization for Rare Disorders
Phone: (617) 249-7300
Email: donate at rarediseases.org
Web address to donate
Melanoma Research Foundation
Mail Check to:
P.O. Box 759329
Make checks payable to the Melanoma Research Foundation.
Web Address to donate
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