Robert C. Paxson, Jr.
Robert C. Paxson, Jr.

September 4, 1921 - August 11, 2017
Born in Baltimore, Maryland
Resided in Annapolis, MD
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Robert C. Paxson Jr., 95 of Annapolis, Maryland, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, August 11, 2017. He is survived by his three daughters, Kathryn Crum, Judith Maisel (Kurt), Mary Lu Churchill of Annapolis, MD, and his son Robert Paxson III (Susan) of St Louis, MO. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and his brother Benjamin Norris Paxson of South Carolina. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Margaret Caldwell Paxson.

He was a member of the 8th Air Corps Fighter Squadron as a P47 Thunderbolt Fighter Crew Chief stationed in England during World War II, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant, and was awarded a Bronze Star for meritorious conduct. He was also a lifelong member of Lions Club International, of which he was a past District Governor. He worked at David Taylor Research and Development Center as a Mechanical Engineer, most notably on a team that invented a part to enable submarines to run quieter, and retired after 35 years of service.

Bob was an avid golfer, served as a Board Member for Anne Arundel Medical Center, was a member of Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church and was a longtime member of the Annapolitan Club. He enjoyed traveling, playing cards, being surrounded by his family and friends, and living life to the fullest. To describe his life in his own words “Great Ass!”





Hardesty Funeral Home-Annapolis
12 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis, MD US 21401
Monday, August 14, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday, August 14, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hardesty Funeral Home-Annapolis
12 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis, MD US 21401
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
10:00 AM
Maryland Veterans Cemetery
1122 Sunrise Beach Road
Crownsville, MD US 21032
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
10:00 AM


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