OBITUARY

Robert E. Carney Jr.

July 8, 1931March 31, 2019
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Robert E. Carney, Jr., a Baltimore County attorney and Court Auditor, passed away at the age of 87 on March 31, 2019. Bob loved his family, his profession, and his athletic activities to the fullest. He was born on July 8, 1931, the grandson of Thomas Carney, an immigrant from Ireland whose businesses at the intersection of Joppa and Harford Roads established the town of Carney, MD. Bob grew up in Carney on Harford Road during the Great Depression and World War II. Bob attended Immaculate Conception grade school and Towson Catholic High School, graduating in 1948. He graduated from Loyola College of Maryland in 1952. He served our Country in the Army during the Cold War in Europe and returned stateside to attend law school at the University of Maryland, where he graduated in 1957. Bob married Mary Louise Santora of Baltimore on November 19, 1960. Together they raised six children in Kingsville and, after 1972, in a neighborhood on Manor Glen Road in Baldwin. Bob was a caring, devoted husband and father. He was patient with his children, stressing that they should always treat all other persons with respect and without prejudice. Bob and Mary Lou always impressed upon their children the importance of education. Long time neighbor and dear friend Brenda Smith remembers “I have had the pleasure of being neighbors and best friends with the Carney family for well over 40 years. I like to think our families grew up together; kids and parents. We spent many great Saturday nights and New Year’s Eves together for dinner.” Bob was a partner with the law firm Moore, Carney, Ryan & Lattanzi (and its predecessors) for almost 60 years. His practice focused on real estate development and transactions. He regularly represented such institutions as Baltimore County Savings Bank, Hamilton Federal, and other community lenders in closing loans for residential purchases and refinances. Bob viewed his practice as community facilitation. Bob helped families purchase and finance homes in Baltimore County neighborhoods and he provided legal services to develop those same neighborhoods. Commencing in 1984, Bob also served as Court Auditor for Baltimore County Circuit Court after appointment by the Judges of that Court. He continued that service until late in 2018, making him the longest serving Court Auditor in the County’s history. Recently, Administrative Judge Kathleen G. Cox wrote Bob, stating “On behalf of our Bench, I want to extend our sincere appreciation for your many years of service in the position. Your assistance in this role, particularly the efficient and reliable reporting you provide, has been invaluable.” Bob enjoyed competing in tennis and golf. He was gentlemanly competitive. While he could gracefully accept losing, he relished winning more. He played tennis for many years at Gunpowder Swim and Tennis Club in Kingsville, in leagues at Carroll Manor Elementary, and, off season, indoors. He regularly golfed at local courses and was a member for years at Mountain Branch in Fallston. A friend for 50 years, Delanie “Pat” Patrick recalls “Bob would step up to his ball and deliver typically a downhill, double break 30-foot putt that none of us thinks he can make, but all too often would find nothing but the bottom of the hole. This would invariably culminate in a blood curdling yell of “YO BABY!” which would make us all cringe and shake our heads in disbelief.” Bob was also an avid bridge player with family and friends. He also enjoyed sharing a joke, a pun, or a good story, working crossword puzzles, and watching Orioles, Baltimore Colts, and Ravens games. Bob regularly attended services at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Hydes, MD. He served as a Eucharistic Minister for the Church for years. He prepared meals weekly for local foodbanks for donation through the Church to assist those in need. Bob is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Lou, as well as five children and thirteen grandchildren – Robert F. Carney, Esq. of Pasadena, MD (with wife Kimberly and daughters Marilyn, Victoria, and Haley); the Honorable Anne Marie Carney, Esq. (Dist. 30, ME) of Cape Elizabeth, ME (with husband David Wennberg and children Lillian, Rosalie, and Paul); Dr. Daniel E. Carney, M.D., Ph.D. of York, PA (with wife Michelle and step children Jonna and Jaden, and from a prior marriage children Tyler, Gabriel, Alexander, and Samantha); John M. Carney, P.E. of Ellicott City, MD (with wife Rebecca and daughter Clara); and David E. Carney, Esq. of Washington, DC (with wife Michele Sumilas and sons Thomas and John). Bob’s son Christopher P. Carney predeceased Bob in 2018. Bob’s two sisters, Dr. Kathleen Beutow of Champaign, IL, and Anne Carney Brown of Catonsville, MD, also survive him. His parents were Robert E. Carney of Carney, MD and Anne Murray Carney of Port Deposit, MD. The family will receive friends at the Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley, Inc., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Rd) Timonium, MD 21093 on Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the chapel of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 13305 Long Green Pike, Hydes, MD 21082 on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Interment at the adjoining cemetery. Donations may be made in Mr. Carney's name to St. John the Evangelist Catholic School Annual Fund,https://stjohnschoollgv.org/giving

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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Robert E. Carney Jr.

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Barbie Bolgiano

April 2, 2019

To my Carney Cousins, including Mary Lou, Kitty, Dennis, Honey, Bobby, Jr., Anne Marie, Danny, John, David and families, and to my Aunt Ann Carolyn,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your brother, husband, father, grandfather and cousin. Like his father, Bobby was greatly gifted and widely respected in many communities, and it was clear to see that he was loved and admired by Murray girls of several generations. My own most vivid memories are from the annual summer ball games at Mockingbird Hill when Bobby and Mary Lou passionately cheered all of you kids around the 'bases' (and no doubt he batted some in himself). I later learned that Bob was a man of great depth and sensitivity, and it was very touching when he came to my mother, Betty's funeral in 2017. I will be joining you and Bobby in spirit and prayer during the day of his funeral and beyond.
Your cousin, Barbie
Day is done, Bobby ... safely rest, God is nigh.

Marilyn Carney

April 1, 2019

Poppy and some of his grandchildren! Exact year unknown but probably 16 years ago

Alicia Sumilas

April 1, 2019

Joe and I will always remeber Bob’s warm smile and funny jokes . Rest In Peace.💔

Brian Pabst

April 1, 2019

To the Carney family: My Mom (Cathy) and I were very sorry to learn of your husband and father's passing. We extend our deepest sympathy to you all during this difficult time.

Our late husband and father, Robert ("Bob") L. Pabst, who passed away on April 3, 2016, remembered Mr. Carney (Bob) well from his early childhood days. This is because, like your Bob, our Bob was born and reared in Carney, Baltimore County, Maryland! Our Bob often spoke fondly of those days long ago when Carney, Maryland, was a much more rural and close-knit community. In more recent times, it was great having the continuity of Bob and Mary Lou Carney in our Manor Glen Road community from 1972 until the past few months. We miss that continuity. We will always remember Bob as a friendly neighbor, who regularly waived to us any time we saw him driving by. He was a very positive person who valued family and community life greatly, and we shall miss him. We know life has not been easy for the past several months following Chris's passing in September and Bob's declining health. Please know you are in our earnest thoughts and prayers. May God send you His comfort in the days ahead.

Warm regards, Brian R. Pabst & Cathy Pabst (Baldwin neighbors)

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Celebration (Easter or 1st communion)

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The Whole Family

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Bob with his sisters

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with the Pasadena Carneys at Universal Studios

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Celebration (Easter or 1st communion)

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The Whole Family

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Bob with his sisters

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with the Pasadena Carneys at Universal Studios

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John and Rebecca’s Wedding

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Bob with Clara

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