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AMOS, Robert Allison, 95 of Tampa, Florida was called home to be with the Lord on August 21, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Jennings Amos and Ada Katherine Allison Amos, his brother, Paul Amos, and his beloved wife of 62 years, Dorothy Elizabeth Amos. Bob is survived by his two children, Lona Elly and Robert, Jr.; his brother Preston Amos and sister Dorothy Kelly; seven grandchildren Walter, Jonathan, and Christopher Elly, Samuel, Emily, Michael, and James Amos; six great-grandchildren Sasha, Cian, Marien, Lucas, Liam, and Lorelei Elly. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Bob moved to Tampa in 2005. Prior to moving to Florida, he was a resident of Towson, Maryland for 35 years. Bob was raised in Whiteford, Maryland by his mother's parents Lillian Blanche Allison and Samuel J Allison. In 1940, he entered the University of Baltimore Law School but, after completing just 2 years, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. While in the Army, Bob trained stateside before being assigned to Company G of the 324th Infantry. He served as an Infantry Rifleman in France, Germany, and Austria and was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge and two Bronze Star Medals. Upon receiving his honorable discharge from the Army in 1945, Bob returned to Baltimore where he completed his Law degree. While working as a clerk in Maryland Casualty Company's claims department, Bob met Dorothy, an attorney at the time, and the two married in August 1946. Bob was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1947, and in 1950 earned his Master's Degree in taxation from the University of Baltimore. He started a private law practice in downtown Baltimore prior to becoming a claims adjuster, legal representative, and trial attorney for Royal Globe Insurance Company. After 16 years with Royal Globe, Bob joined Baltimore Gas and Electric Company as an assistant manager and was later promoted to Principal Attorney. He retired from BG&E in 1986 following 19 rewarding years of service. In retirement Bob restored antique cars, a passion that began at the age of 13, and became actively involved with the Antique Automobile Club of America where he served as a senior master judge and as president of the Chesapeake region AACA. Bob invested much time supporting the through active participation in the Boumi Shriners of Baltimore. Bob was a member of the Methodist church since his youth. He attended Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church in Tampa and has ushered, served with the Methodist Men and Fishermen with his church families in Towson and Baltimore. Bob was a dynamic, energetic individual who always put his family first, possessed a great sense of humor, was quick to encourage, and he had a wealth of lasting friendships. Bob also liked to dance, travel and eat Maryland steamed crabs. We will miss his zest for life, his inimitable drive, and contagious smile. The family will hold a private memorial service at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the c/o Boumi Shriners of Baltimore.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Aug. 25, 2016
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