Published in The Capital Gazette on Sep. 6, 2020.
Robert G. Bramhall
Robert G. Bramhall of Lothian, MD died August 17, 2020 at
the age of 88.
Bob was born in Washington DC and grew up in Northeast
DC. He attended McKinley Tech High School (1951) and
DC Teachers' College.
He married Patricia Shields in 1959 and commenced a lifelong
career of government service shortly thereafter, ending his
career as a Supervisory Special Agent with the Office of the Inspector General for the
Department of Agriculture. During his time at OIG, he traveled extensively as part of the
Secretary of Agriculture's security detail, and later conducted undercover investigations into
food stamp fraud and abuse of other government aid programs.
He and Pat operated the Bramhall Family Farm for many years, and were pioneers in the
organic farming movement long before it became fashionable.
After retirement, Bob drove a school bus in Anne Arundel County, MD for many years and
enjoyed his time with the children on his route.
His wife Pat and daughter Christine predeceased him.
He is survived by his sons Sam (Debbie), Bob (Aimee) and Steve (Laura) and grandchildren
Daniel, Carly, Althea and Celiana.
A memorial service will be scheduled when Covid conditions allow.