Robert Arnold Hommerbocker, 77, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in Norfolk. Born September 16, 1935 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Howard F. and Mabel Morrissett Hommerbocker. For many years he managed a laundry business in the Baltimore area. He loved spending time with his family and rooting for the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elsa Lindley Hommerbocker; three sons, Robert A. Hommerbocker, II and his wife, Mary Jane, David E. Hommerbocker and his wife, Laura, and William K. Hommerbocker and his wife, Robin; a daughter, Linda A. Hommerbocker; a sister, Doris Hommerbocker Lerch and her husband, Stewart; nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Robert, matthew, Terry, Cynthia, Adrian, Caron, Kelly, and Kimberly; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Howard, Preston, Kenny, and Edmund; and a sister, Grace.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 29th at 11 a.m. at Sterling-Ashton-Schwab-Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, 1630 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville, MD, 21228. The family will attend a private burial immediately following the service at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Mr. Hommerbocker’s name.
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