BERLIN–Robert James Werner, age 83, died at home on Saturday Oct. 19, 2013. Born in Boston Mass. he was the son of the late Harold Werner and Margaret Ryan Werner.
He is survived by his wife Joanne M. Werner. He was preceded in death by a son Robert J. Werner Jr., and a brother Harold E. Werner.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard C. Werner and William R. Werner and his wife Debbie, three daughters, Mary V. Kelly and her husband Timothy, Elizabeth A. Martin and her husband Robert and Janet M. Powers and her husband Todd, one sister, Mary V. Gay, 10 grandchildren, Daniel Miles, Kristina Hetrick and her husband Michael, Kaitlyn Humphries and her husband Lucas, Nicole Posinski and her husband Richard, Chelsea Martin, Sarah Kelly, Brandon Werner and his wife Mari, Madelyn Powers, Christopher Kelly and Colton Powers and two great grandchildren, Kylee and Samuel.
Bob joined the U.S. Navy in 1947, soon after he graduated from East Boston High School. He served as an Aerographer’s Mate until 1953. He began his career in Meteorology in 1955 at the lowest government service level and progressed to the highest grade level obtainable in Meteorological Operations before he retired in 1985.
He and his wife, Joanne, married in 1954 and had six children, 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was a loving husband and father, who was devoted to his family.
His other great love was sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. In his later years, he enjoyed building model sailboats.
A memorial service was held on Thursday Oct. 24, 2013 at noon at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21802-1733.
Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home. Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com.