Robert Lewis Rumpf
December 26, 1934 – November 29, 2019
Robert (Bob) Lewis Rumpf departed this life on November 29, 2019, for a life in Christian eternity. He was a resident of Patriots Colony Retirement Community, Williamsburg, Virginia. Bob was born on December 26, 1934 of Baltimore parents, Robert Lamar Rumpf and Anna Lee Gilliam Myers. He was educated in Washington, D.C. at American University where he majored in Business. He earned his MBA from Michigan State University. Bob was a career naval officer, serving his country in the Supply Corps all over the world.
He married the love of his life, Joyce Louise, 60 years ago. After retirement, the two of them loved traveling together, ocean cruising, attending concerts and plays, and enjoying the company of good friends.
He raised three children who gave him five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Family was of the utmost importance to Bob, and he liked nothing more than catching up on the activities of those he loved.
Bob’s interests including fishing, avid reading, wood carving, and volunteer work. He was a man of strong faith and was most recently a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church where he renewed his Stephen’s Ministry certification. Bob was a lifelong learner, often attending classes and seminars to learn more about the world and people around him, particularly local history and the Civil War.
Bob is preceded in death by wife, Joyce Rumpf and parents, Robert Rumpf and Anna Lee Myers. He is survived by son, Michael; daughter Sharon and her husband, Al Bellamy; daughter, Allison and her husband, Donald Fetch; brother, Steven Rumpf married to Pamela Rumpf, with two nieces and a nephew; and brother, Richard married to Shirley Rumpf, with three nephews; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, December 3 at 1:30 pm at Patriots Colony Retirement facility, 6000 Patriots Colony Drive, one-mile past Jamestown High School. Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.
Donations may be made in his honor to: King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4897 Longhill Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188 Or the Parkinson’s Disease organization by calling 800-223-2732 or mailing 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305. Online donations can be made by visiting www.apdaparkinson.org.
- He is survived by son, Michael; daughter Sharon and her husband, Al Bellamy; daughter, Allison and her husband, Donald Fetch; brother, Steven Rumpf married to Pamela Rumpf, with two nieces and a nephew; and brother, Richard married to Shirley Rumpf, with three nephews; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
- Service Tuesday, December 3, 2019