Robert Anthony Maloof
July 12, 1937 – May 25, 2020
Robert Anthony Maloof Sr. passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020, at the age of 82 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, complicated by the Covid-19 virus. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 12, 1937, to Daniel and Caroline Watson Maloof. He was preceded in death by both parents, his first wife, Rosalie Anderson Maloof, and younger brother Richard Douglas Maloof.
Bob is survived by his wife, Kathy, and her three children, Jeff, Tracy and Amy and their families. He is survived by one daughter, Kam and her husband Jeff, and grandchildren Rebekka and Jeffrey Jr. and one son, Robert Anthony Jr and his wife Sue, and grandchildren Robert Anthony III, Sarah, Grant and Henry. Also surviving is his older brother Dr. Daniel Lee Maloof.
Bob was a carpenter by trade, working long hours with family friend Bobby Lindsey, but still found time to help friends and family in their home projects. He volunteered his skills designing various stage sets and scenes for Carole Paige and Adelaide Keough, organizers of the Mt. Calvary School Drama Club in Forestville, MD.
Bob enjoyed traveling: from his jumping on a train from Boston to Maryland as a teenager, to his time in the U.S. Air Force and trips to the Bahamas with good friend Don Foster, to his many hunting trips and weekend getaways with good buddy George Rohac, to his airplane that he loved to fly, to his search for the best fishing spots around Carderock, Maryland, and Great Falls, Virginia, to his time camping with his wife Kathy…..he loved experiencing new things. Together for over 30 years, Bob and Kathy shared in numerous trips to visit family and friends. They enjoyed an island cruise, many trips to the beach in their plane, and they visited Bob’s father in Arizona, his brother and family in Salisbury, Maryland.
But he also loved his quiet time just sitting on the front porch of his Harper’s Ferry home, cigar in one hand, a vodka on the rocks in the other, just watching the river with Kathy. They would spend many years together enjoying the natural beauty the state has to offer. No matter where they made their home, the door was always open and the table always spread with a variety of foods.
Bob’s cooking was legendary among his friends, family and acquaintances, he loved to get up early and start prepping for elaborate family get togethers, especially Thanksgiving; from his hummus and homemade pita bread, to his lamb, smoked turkey and Marinara sauce, he never failed to amaze and delight all those who were invited to share in the feast.
In the years that followed, grandchildren came one after another, much to the to the delight of their PopPop and GrandMary. Always a movie buff, Bob shared his classic movie favorites with his grandkids as well as tips on how to “build” a sandwich and other useful life advice. In later years Bob became more inclined to relax in the comfort of home and enjoy visits from his children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. He enjoyed movies, watching the Redskins play, and was always up for a round of Jeopardy.
It’s with sadness we say goodbye to Bob, but we are blessed to have had him in our lives. Given the current situation, a Celebration of Bob’s life will take place at a future date when it’s safe for all family and friends to gather together and toast a life well lived.
The family respectfully request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Mr. Robert Maloof to the Emory University research fund to help aid in the COVID-19 pandemic at www.emoryhealthcare.org or to Pruitt Health Care Hospice at www.pruitthealth.com › hospice
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is entrusted with the arrangements.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date
Robert Anthony Maloof
June 2, 2020
I have so many great memories.
I loved my Dad and miss him dearly.
June 1, 2020
My Uncle Bob Always remind me a Big ole teddy bear he was in my from be for I born and mainly after Daddy died there was a bad bone in his body. I remember one he was going hunting up in Troy Pa and it was raining and He said George my hearing aids So my took the shower curtain put over his head under his hat and off they went my dad Bob if you were any noisier the deer would have a party for us ......lol rest in peace you will always be a part me thank you for loving me
Karl and Imogene Thomas
June 1, 2020
Rob and Kami, We are so sorry for your loss. We thought a lot of your Dad, he was a great guy.