Robert Reuben Wiand, Sr., 87, of Union Bridge passed away at home February 20, 2021.
Robert was born June 9, 1933 in Sunbury, PA to the late Harold and Sarah (Wolf) Wiand. He went on to work many jobs, including for the federal government, as a butcher, and at Jenkins Motors and Frederick Nissan. He also served in the US Navy on the USS Cassin Young from February 1953 - November 1956, then as a Navy Reservist until November 1960. Robert was dedicated to his family. He was a handyman and jack of all trades, and the first one to call if you had car troubles. He enjoyed spending time working in his vegetable garden. Robert was willing to help anyone, and would even go out of his way to do so.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife, Bettye Wiand; and two siblings, Herbert Wiand, and Anna Ray.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his siblings, Arthur Wiand, Harold Wiand, and Daratha Gilligbauer; children, Kathleen Keefer (William, Jr.), Robert Wiand II (Denise), Anne Tolson (Seth), Michael Wiand (Terri), and Marc Wiand (Mary); 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and other family & friends.
A visitation will be held from 4-8pm Friday February 26, 2021 at Resthaven Funeral Home & Community Center, 9501 Catoctin Mtn Hwy Frederick. A funeral will take place at the same location 1pm Saturday, February 27, 2021, followed by burial at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the USS Cassin Young Association, in care of Janet O'Connell, 1 Pond St. 9H Winthrop, MA 02152.
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