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  • Obit: Robert J. Vanaman Jr.

  • Robert “Bob” J. Vanaman Jr., age 92, of Georgetown passed away peacefully on Friday, June 28th, 2013 at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, DE. Robert was born on March 28th 1921 in Georgetown, DE, son of the late Robert Joseph Sr. and Fundy Jane (Marvel) Vanaman.He was a lifelong resident of Georgetown...
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  • Robert “Bob” J. Vanaman Jr., age 92, of Georgetown passed away peacefully on Friday, June 28th, 2013 at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, DE. Robert was born on March 28th 1921 in Georgetown, DE, son of the late Robert Joseph Sr. and Fundy Jane (Marvel) Vanaman. He was a lifelong resident of Georgetown DE, a World War II Navy Veteran; he served as Fire Chief of the Georgetown Fire Company for 16 years, and was a lifetime member of the American Legion of Georgetown. He retired from the Delaware River and Bay Authority. He was an expert gardener, growing vegetable gardens for many years. He loved the beach, his favorite spot being the Indian River Inlet. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Doris Vanaman, his siblings, a sister Maribel Larson, two brothers, Paul Vanaman and Walter Lee Vanaman and two grand-daughters, Michelle Wilkins and Madison Peterman. He is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Boyd, and his children, three sons, Charles Vanaman (Elma) of Milford, Olin Vanaman (Luann) of Wilmington, Rob Vanaman (Lynn) of Seaford, three daughters, Donna Johnson (Larry) of Milton, Ronna Cobb (Jesse) of Roxana, Marylee Blair (Mel) of Aiken, SC and step-daughter, Patsy Bennett of Cambridge, MD, seventeen grand-children, seventeen great grand-children, one great, great grand-child and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 5, 2013 at 11:00AM at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Dodd-Carey Chapel, 307 North Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE, where friends may visit beginning at 10:00AM. Interment with military honors will immediately follow funeral services at Union Cemetery, Georgetown. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford DE 19963. Please visit Mr. Vanaman’s Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guestbook at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.
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