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Demaine Funeral Home

5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA

OBITUARY

Robert J. Pfleghardt

August 9, 1933June 12, 2020

PFLEGHARDT ROBERT J. “Bob” Colonel, USA (Ret.)

Of Springfield, Virginia passed away on June 12, 2020 at the age of 86.

Beloved husband of 56 years to the late Doris McLarty Pfleghardt; father of Catherine, Elizabeth, and Robert; grandfather of Nicole, Randall, Benjamin, Emily, Danika, and Delaney.

Bob was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 9, 1933. He proudly served in the Army, earning the Legion of Merit among other honors, graduating from the US Army War College and retiring as a Colonel. He settled his young family in Northern Virginia and worked for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. He earned his Doctor of Education from American University.

In his second retirement, Bob explored his love of painting, writing, and poetry. Prior to his passing, he was a resident at The Kensington retirement community in Falls Church.

Bob will join Doris at Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Robert’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Memories

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Elton Fowler

June 24, 2020

I miss my friend, Bob. The first day we met we just bonded very quickly. My new friend exhibited a great sense of humor and a strong compassion for his family. Over the years I got to know him better and experience his love for family and life. He and Doris set an excellent example of a loving relationship. They lived with love "in sickness and in health" and managed some very tough times.

I am comforted by my memories of my time with Bob
and I hope all his family and friends are also comforted.

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