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MONCURE , Robert Ambler Robert Ambler "Cappy"

Moncure , 89, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 18, 2013, at his home in Mays Chapel. Married 60 years to his beloved wife Connie; he was the loving father of JoAnn Moncure, Kate Moncure Mastroianni and her husband, Ennio; Robert A Moncure III and his wife, Margaret and cherished grandfather of Courtney and Robbie. He is also survived by many dear relatives and friends, and will be missed by all who knew him. Cappy was born in Lynchburg, VA to the late Henry and Katherine Moncure. He grew up on his family farm in Stafford, VA, adjacent to the historic Aquia Church, where the first member of his family, the Reverend John Moncure, came from Scotland to serve as rector from 1738 to 1764. Cappy attended the Virginia Military Institute and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1949, after returning from his proud years of service in the United States Marine Corps during WWII. He served as a drill instructor at Parris Island, before being deployed to the Pacific Theatre, where he participated in the invasion of Okinawa in April 1945, the largest amphibious attack in the Pacific during WWII. Cappy toured the world as a young civil engineer, working both in the US and overseas. He joined Baltimore engineering firm Green Associates in 1958 as Chief Engineer for the construction of the Northeast Expressway (I-95) from Perryville to the Delaware line. In succeeding years he managed significant engineering work throughout the US. In 1974 he became a founding partner of the successor corporation, Century Engineering Inc, and served as Board Chairman and Executive Vice President until his retirement. Cappy loved the home he and Connie built on 10 beautiful acres in Monkton, MD where they lived for 27 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, dogs, gardening, hunting, traveling, golfing and woodworking, especially decoy carving. He was a devoted VMI Alumnus and enjoyed attending class reunions over the years, as well as his close friendships with his "Brother Rats". Another light in the "Greatest Generation" has dimmed, but will never be forgotten.
Private Services will be at Aquia Episcopal Church, Stafford, VA. A celebration of Cappy's life will be held at a later in date in the Baltimore area by his family. Thanks to Gilchrist Home Hospice Care for their wonderful care and compassion.

Published in Baltimore Sun on Aug. 23, 2013
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