Robert "Bob" Edward Yates, 78
AMemorial Service will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 3:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD with Rev. Harry Harper officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 27, 2012 from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM at in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD . Robert “Bob” Edward Yates, 78, of Coltons Point, MD passed away surrounded by his loving family by his side on April 23, 2012 in Callaway, MD. Born on May 30, 1933 in Washington, DC. he was the son of the late Russell Garnet and Pearl Anna (Donavant) Yates. Mr. Yates is survived by his loving wife Anna Lois Yates whom he married on February 11, 1956 in Arlington, VA. Mr. Yates is survived by his children: Lois Kathleen Yates of Clements, MD., Carol Lee Brandt (Gerald) of Arlington, VA., Barbara Ellen Brooks of Callaway, MD., 7 grandchildren, and his sister Martha Gomes. He is preceded in death by his sisters: Ruth Clark and Kathlyn Yates. Mr. Yates graduated from Washington Lee High School in 1951 and went on to serve 2 years in the United States Army while in the Army he earned the National Defense Medal and Good Conduct Medal, and was a military police officer in Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, MD. After serving in the Army Bob worked as a carpenter for the Arlington County Schools retiring in June 1990 after 38 years. He moved from Arlington, VA to St. Mary’s County on June, 1990. Bob was a member of the American Legion, and enjoyed; carpentry, playing softball, and watching the Washington Capital Hockey games. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 27, 2012 from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Leonardtown, MD. A Memorial Service will follow at 3:00 PM with Rev. Harry Harper officiating followed by an American Legion service. Contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s P.O. Box 625 Leonardtown, MD 20650 Avenue, MD., and/or Seventh District Rescue Squad P.O. Box 7 Avenue, MD 20609.