Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 19, 2017
ROBERT "Bob" MADDOX
MADDOX Robert A. Maddox "Bob" (Age 87) Lt. Col. USAF ( Ret.) Of St Mary's
City, MD passed away September 8, 2017, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE.
Bob was born May 30, 1930 in Washington, DC to the late Alvin Scott Maddox and
Marjorie Southworth Maddox. Following graduation from Anacostia HS in 1949.
Bob joined the USNR at Anacostia Naval Air Station. In 1955 he was
commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, during his 20
year career, he rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel. Bob was a Senior Command Pilot
with over 5000 flying hours including combat in South East Asia. His decorations
include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Medal with three
Oak Leaf Clusters. Following his air force career he was an owner of Fairfax Glass
Co. in Falls Church, VA.
His hobbies included sailing and woodworking, but his main focus in later years has
been gathering with family at Rosecroft on the St. Mary's river in the home he built
and shared with his beloved wife, Jean (nee McWilliams), with whom he shared 62
wonderful years. In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by two children, Robert N.
Maddox (Kay) of Spartanburg, SC, and Barbara Gardner (Glenn) of Fairfax, VA;
and a brother Michael Reese (Ruth) of Fairfax, VA. He also leaves his
grandchildren, Robert W. Maddox (Bridget), Kyle Hebson (Nikki) and Kristi Nojaim
(Ricky); step-grandson, Aaron Corn (Laura); and his great-grandchildren, Ainsley
Maddox, Raegan Maddox, Harper Jean Nojaim, Garret Corn and Olivia Corn; as
well as many extended family and friends.
A Funeral Service will be celebrated on Monday, September 25, 2017, at 2 p.m. at
Trinity Episcopal Church, 47477 Trinity Church Road, St. Mary's City, MD.
Inurnment will follow in the church yard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Church or the
Bethany Beach Rescue Squad.
Condolences to the family may be made at: www.brinsfieldfuneral.com
Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.