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Friday, March 04, 2016

McDaniel graduate and Ocean City Realtor Robert Warfield Sr. died Jan. 29, 2016

I recently learned that my distant relative, Robert Warner died on Jan. 23, 2016 of an aneurysm in Ocean City at the age of 75.

Mr. Warfield attended Western Maryland College, now McDaniel, where I had the pleasure of enjoying his company on a number of occasions, including the dedication of the Warfield Tennis Courts on October 29, 2005.

I also served with him on the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund committee in the early 2000s when I was an elected official with the city of Westminster. We were both appointed by our friend, Gov. Robert L. Erhlich.

We were distant relatives. We both descended from one of five Warfield brothers that settled in central-Maryland in the 1600s, in the area we know today where Montgomery, Howard, Frederick, and Carroll County meet. According to unsubstantiated oral tradition, we could both trace our ancestry back to Gov. Edwin Warfield, 1904-1908 (Democrat.)

Mr. Robert was bright and charming, and had a sense of old-school grace and manners that was compelling and charismatic. Above all, not only was he quite capable and competent, he was nice.

My colleague at the Baltimore Sun, Jacques Kelly, wrote a fitting tribute to him on January 29, 2016:

Robert E. Warfield Sr., Ocean City real estate firm co-owner

Robert E. Warfield Sr., a former co-owner of an Ocean City real estate firm and a McDaniel College trustee, died of an aneurysm Jan. 23 at his Ocean City home. He was 75.

Born in Silver Spring, he was the son of Lt. Col. William Edwin Warfield, who died in the invasion of Normandy in 1944, and Esther Stanley.

He was a Montgomery Blair High School graduate and received a degree in economics from Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College. He played football and golf, and wrestled. He was also a member of the Alpha Gamma Tau fraternity.

He met his future wife, Margaret Ann "Peggy" Hoey, at a sock hop during their freshman year.

"We've been dancing ever since," she said. "Bobby always did the right thing."

Mr. Warfield served as a second lieutenant in the Army and was assigned to its 29th Division in Korea.


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