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Robert Combs

Robert Franklin Combs

1933 - 2020
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Obituary

Robert Franklin Combs, of Edgewood, MD, passed away on July 27, 2020. He was 87.
Mr. Combs was born in Cleveland, Virginia, to Linden Claire Combs and Mary Ellen Baugh Combs. He was the devoted husband of 64 years to Patsy Ruth Combs, loving father of Robert F. Combs, Jr., (Laura) of Edgewood, MD, Richard A. Combs, (Carolyn) of Bel Air, MD, David W. Combs (Fiance Karen) of Edgewood, MD, Janet R. Thacker (Sam) of Garner, N.C., and the late John C. Combs (the late Marie Combs). Mr. Combs was the adored grandfather of John S. Combs (Elizabeth), Anthony F. Combs (Rachel), Kelly A. Abrecht (Chris), Steven C. Thacker(Sarah), Matthew R. Combs, Elizabeth C. Combs, David W. Combs, Jr., and Rachel M. Combs, and great-grandfather of 9 great-grandchildren. He was the dear brother of George Ben Combs, Billy “Jack” Combs, Dwaine Edward Combs, Linden Claire Combs, Jr., Betty Jean Settle, Norma Faye Elkins, Naoma Ruth Bender, Voneva Brady, Ella Sue McGuire, Sandra Ellen Robinson, and the late Kathleen Overcash and Joan Combs.
Mr. Combs served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a Purple Heart Recipient. He retired from Fallsway Spring and Equipment Company as a Hydraulics Shop Foreman. He enjoyed repairing and restoring classic cars. He was a wonderful husband, a great dad, and good friend.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2020, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM, at Zellman Funeral Home, P.A., 123 S. Washington St., Havre de Grace, MD. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020, at 11:00 AM, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Livestreamed via Facebook @Zellman Funeral Home, P.A., or can be found on Mr. Combs’ obituary page via www.zellmanfuneralhome.com. Interment with military honors will be held at Harford Memorial Gardens. Frank McFadden will officiate.
Contributions may be made in his memory to American Diabetes Association, Crystal Drive, Ste. 900, Arlington, VA 22202-4804, or American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231-5129.
Online condolences may be made at www.zellmanfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Zellman Funeral Home, P.A.
    Address
    123 South Washington Street
    HAVRE DE GRACE, MD 21078
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Zellman Funeral Home, P.A.
    Address
    123 South Washington Street
    HAVRE DE GRACE, MD 21078
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, July 31st, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, July 31st, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Zellman Funeral Home, P.A.
    Address
    123 South Washington Street
    HAVRE DE GRACE, MD 21078
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Livestream of the service can befound on Facebook @Zellman Funeral Home, P.A. or on the Obituary page. Scroll down and click on video tab.
    Officiant
    Frank McFadden
  • Interment

    Location
    Harford Memorial Gardens
    Address
    3839 Aldino Road
    ABERDEEN, MD 21001
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Affiliations

  • Army
  • Korean Service Medal
  • Purple Heart Award from the U.S. Military

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Anna Breeding

Posted at 06:03pm
Robert were a good uncle and would chat with me at all times. I will miss you very much. Wish I could be up there with them.
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Teresa Breeding

Posted at 03:40pm
Want you to know that we are thinking of you and wanted to share a few memories, Love Bonnie and family
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Steve Ogle

Posted at 12:49pm
Mr. Bob was a good neighbor and we met while he worked at Fallsway. I've known him over 30 years. He will be missed. My wife and I send our deepest sympathy to his family and they are in our prayers. Steven and Mary Ogle
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Nancy & Tim Potter

Posted at 10:40am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Michael, Heather, and Lincoln Combs

Posted at 08:18am
Much love and many prayers sent your way.
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