Robert John Summerville, 76, of Hagerstown, passed away the morning of Friday, April 5, 2019 surrounded by loved ones. He was known to many as known to many as RJ, Bob or Kinish.
RJ was born February 21, 1943 in Butler, PA to the late John Donald (Jack) and Betty Jane Smith Summerville. He was also preceded in death by the love of his life and childhood sweetheart, Donna Lee Jahn Summerville. They were blessed to share 59 years of marriage. In addition to his parents and his wife, he is also preceded in death by his sister, Jackie Summerville Perkins, his brother Donald Summerville, his sons Michael Scott and Robert John Summerville II, and his grandson, Joshua John Summerville.
He is survived by his children; Debbie Shrout, and her husband, Mark, John Summerville, and his wife Jen, Tim Summerville, and his wife, Teresa, and Robert J. Summerville III, 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, brothers Mark, Tim, Rick, Danny, and Todd Summerville and sister Beck Newton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
RJ (Bob) and his family moved to Hagerstown, m in the mid 1980’s. He has been a business owner in Hagerstown for over 30 years and was known in the community as a loving, compassionate family man with a great sense of humor. He was known as the “John Wayne” of the big family he was born into. RJ will be remembered as the family ma who would lift your spirits if you felt down and refused to take crap from anyone. Everyone that knew him thought of him as a father figure.
Please feel free to join his family in the celebration of his life to be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Harman Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Rev. John Cook will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to offset funeral expenses. Condolences, directions and more information available at www.potomaccremation.com
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