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Robert Stump Watkins

June 5, 1925 January 9, 2019
Robert Stump Watkins
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Cumberland, MD – Robert Stump Watkins, 93, of Cumberland, MD, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the Lions Center for Rehabilitation and Extended Care. 

Born June 5, 1925, in Cumberland, MD, Mr. Watkins was the son of the late Lorenzo Watkins and Mabel (Stump) Watkins. He was also preceded in death by his wife: M. Eleanor (Wolfington) Watkins; a brother: Eugene Watkins; and was the last surviving member of his immediate family. 

Robert was a graduate of Allegany High School, Class of 1943, and was a Merchant Marine Veteran serving from 1943-1946. He retired from PPG Industries.  Robert was a member of Memorial Heights Baptist Church which he also helped build and he was also a member of the Fort Cumberland Post #13 American Legion.  Family always came first with Dad, but he also was an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Redskins and enjoyed going to his family’s ballgames and dance recitals. 

Robert is survived by his son: Robert E Watkins and wife Keni Ann, Frostburg, MD; his daughter: Janis Tichnell and husband Marty, LaVale, MD; his grandchildren: Wendy Watkins, Cumberland, MD; Misty Ochs and husband Danny, of NC; and Andrew Tichnell and wife Marli, Cumberland, MD; as well as six great-grandchildren: Chloe Watkins, Jocelyn and Logan Ochs; and Trenton, Jacob and Jordan Tichnell. 

Per his request, services will be held privately. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in his name to the Western Maryland Food Bank, P.O. Box 243, Cumberland, MD 21501-0243.


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