Robert Henry “Bob” Chapman Sr.


Robert Henry “Bob” Chapman Sr.

New Haven, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Death 6 Dec 1998 (aged 80)
Barnesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row I, Lot 53 Upper, Site 4b
Memorial ID 83869345 View Source

- Marion Linvill Chapman [1876-?]
- Edith Mae (Hubbard) Chapman [~1884-1948]

Married Mabel Claire (Beall) Chapman

- Barbara Jean Chapman [1941-1942]
- Robert Henry Chapman, Jr. [1942-1948]
- Elizabeth Claire Chapman [1950-1962]
- Dorothy Anne Chapman [1953-1953]
- Stephen H. Chapman
- Walter A. Hulkkonen
- Marcus R. Chapman

U.S. Navy

Frederick News-Post - December 11, 1998

Mr. Robert Henry Chapman, 80, who retired in 1976 after more than 31 years as president and founding partner of the successful general contracting firm of Clark and Chapman of Rockville, died of multiple myeloma on Sunday, Dec. 6, at the family farmhouse in Barnesville.

He was the husband of Mabel Clair Chapman of Barnesville. They were married for 58 years.

He was born in New Haven, Ind., and grew up in Montgomery County, graduating from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville in 1935.

During World War II, he served in the Navy as a machinist at Norfolk, Va.

In 1955, he co-founded the firm of Clark and Chapman with the late William Dorsey Clark. The firm later specialized in large concrete structures, and was responsible for building or remodeling more than 30 Montgomery County public schools, the construction of the Rockville Swim Center, parking garages, and other prominent public buildings.

After his retirement, Mr. Chapman became a recognized conservator of Maryland's natural resources, devoted to the stewardship of woodlands, waterways and rural agriculture.

His hobbies included hunting and fishing.

He served as treasurer of Poplar Hollow Rod and Gun Club of Star Tannery, Va., for more than 20 years.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Stephen H. Chapman and Walter A. Hulkkonen, both of Shady Side, and Marcus R. Chapman of Keymar; three brothers, Wayne Chapman of Winchester, Va., Albert Chapman of Gettysburg, Pa., and William Chapman of Boone, N.C.; two sisters, Marjorie Mooney of Pomona, Calif., and Ruth Stachura of Sandy Spring; and one grandson, Brent Crystal of Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Chapman Cornwell of Sandy Spring, on Dec. 3.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, Md. 21702.

Arrangements are handled by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville.

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