A memorial will be held in his honor at Hardesty Funeral Home, Gambrills, Maryland 10:00 am – 12:00 noon on Friday, August 10, 2018 with internment at 1:00 pm at MeadowRidge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation in Robert F. Lubbert’s name.
Hardesty Funeral Home, Gambrills, MD
August 31, 1939 – August 5, 2018
A beloved father, husband, brother, uncle and friend, Robert “Bob” Lubbert, passed on Sunday, August 5, 2018 in the presence of his wife of 57 years and best friend, Charlotte (Creamer). We were so blessed for his time on this earth. His warm, kind heart and easy sense of humor touched everyone who met him.
Bob was born in Baltimore, Maryland and spent his early years in Ferndale and Arden on the Severn. He graduated from Arundel High School in 1957. This is also where he met Charlotte, the love of his life. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and received a master’s degree in Business Management from Frostburg State University. He was a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland and West Virginia.
A natural leader, Bob worked for various branches of the federal government and retired in 2007, after 47 years of service. His last federal assignment, prior to retirement, was as Supervisory Environmental Engineer, Chief of the Environmental Support Team and National Program Manager for the Formerly Used Defense Sites (FUDS) Program at Headquarters for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for nine years. As “Chief FUDDER”, he was responsible for the programming planning, budgeting and execution of this program. Under his leadership, many management innovations were implemented and FUDS was transformed to adapt to future challenges.
He was also Chief of the Installation Support Branch at Headquarters for USACE for six years. In addition, he was Chief of the Army Environmental Office in the Office of the Assistant Chief of Engineers; Deputy Director of Engineering and Housing at Fort Ritchie, Maryland; Chief Buildings and Grounds/Environmental Branch at U.S. Army Facilities Engineering Support Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; and 10 years for the U.S. Forest Service at various locations throughout the country.
During his more than 47 years of Federal Service, Bob received numerous awards including the Hammer Award for leading the innovation Defense and State Memorandum of Agreement business process devised in collaboration with all participating States and Department of Defense Components.
Bob is a Lifetime Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and past Commander of the U.S. Sail and Power Squadron, a boating safety organization. He taught public boating safety classes for more than 25 years. In his youth, he was an Eagle Scout. As an adult, he was a Boy Scout leader of Troop 10 in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Bob was forever working on projects. In his lifetime he built four homes in Crownsville, Maryland including three in Herald Harbor with Charlotte and one on Sunrise Beach with his father.
He is survived by Charlotte Lubbert, his wife, his two children, Trevor and Cheryl Lubbert, and their spouses, Jeni Lubbert and Jim Gerlach. He will be greatly missed by his granddaughter, Rebecca Woods-Lubbert, his sisters and their spouses, Susan and Mike DePaul and Beverly and Tad MacGowan and many other nieces and nephews, in-laws, cousins, friends and loved ones.
Bob will be forever remembered as a gentle person with a big heart and spirit. We are all so grateful for the imprint he’s had on our lives.