Robert Lee Pryor
Robert Lee Pryor

December 30, 1946 - October 1, 2017
Born in Waynesboro. PA
Resided in Severn, Maryland
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Robert (Bob) L. Pryor, age 70, a resident of Severn, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2017. He was born on December 30, 1946 in Waynesboro, PA, but spent his childhood in Sabillasville, MD. Following high school, he enlisted in the Air Force and served from 1963-1967. Soon after his honorable discharge from service, he began duty as an analyst at NSA, where he served his nation admirably for 32 years, earning the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 1981.

Bob is survived by his wife of 48 years, Suzanne (Curran) Pryor; and his son, Robert A. Pryor and daughter-in-law Felicia T. (Bacon) Pryor. He was preceded in death by his father, Leo R. Pryor, his mother, Fonnie (Brady) Pryor, his sister, Mary Joyce (Pryor) Skinner, and his nephew Thomas Skalko. Surviving in addition to his wife and son are his nieces and nephews: Derek & Olivia Skinner, Erin & Thomas Maurer, Lindsey &Brian Lantz, Anne (goddaughter) & Joel Rosenfeld, Jennifer &John Crimmins, Margaret Skalko, Shawn Curran, Alicia Curran, and his brother/sister-in-laws George & Julie Curran and Carolyn& Paul Skalko. Bob was known for his generosity, his dry wit, and his love for his family.

Friends may visit Hardesty Funeral home, 851 Annapolis, Rd, Gambrills, MD 21054 for a Memorial Gathering on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. A short service celebrating his life will begin at 3:30 PM, officiated by family friend Rev. Michael Routh. His Interment with military honors at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville will be private.

Bob ultimately suffered from congestive heart failure at the time of his passing. Those desiring may make memorial donations to the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers.
Online messages and condolences can be made at the Hardesty web site at:




Hardesty Funeral Home-Gambrills
851 Annapolis Road
Gambrills, MD US 21054
Thursday, October 5, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hardesty Funeral Home-Gambrills
851 Annapolis Road
Gambrills, MD US 21054
Thursday, October 5, 2017
3:30 PM


American Heart Association
4217 Park Place Court
Glen Allen, VA US 23060
The American Heart Association's mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke. The association was founded in 1924 and today is the nation's largest national voluntary health agency devoted to defeating heart disease and stroke, which together claim about 950,000 lives each year and rank as our nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers. To prevent, treat and ultimately defeat these diseases, the association funds research, creates and implements professional and public education programs focusing on improving emergency care and reducing risk factors, holds community service activities and engages in advocacy efforts to safeguard American's health.