MORTON, LIEUTENANT COLONEL ROBERT M., US ARMY RETIRED, of Odenton, Maryland, lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Annapolis, Maryland at the age of 67. A memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, July 19 2013 at Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church in Odenton, Maryland. A private family burial will be held in Osage, Iowa. Robert was born on December 5, 1945 in North Carolina and entered the United States Army in 1967. He dedicated 27 years to military service and earned the Master Parachutist Badge, Air Crew Wings, and the Special Forces Tab. He retired a silent hero in September 1994 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and he was presently working as a Vice President for ABSI-Compass, in the National Capital Region. Robert was a loving husband, father, uncle, and friend. He enjoyed spending his time traveling, cheering on his favorite sports teams the Baltimore Ravens and the Naval Academy, and serving his community by volunteering in a number of organizations. Robert is survived by his loving wife Nancy Morton; his son Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jason Morton and his wife, Sarah, and their daughters Elizabeth and Samantha; his daughter Michelle LaBlanc and her husband, Henry, and their children; Joshua, Amber and Danielle; his two brothers Commander Thomas Morton, Retired and his wife, Alexandra, and their children; Dr. Ed Morton and his wife, JoAnn, and their children; his nephews Ensign Thor Klinker and his wife Reagan, Midshipmen Knute Klinker, and Gunnar Klinker and Drew Kloberdanz; his nieces Katie and Laura Hoaglund and Abby and Claire Kloberdanz. He was preceded in death by his father Wilson Morton and his mother Helen Morton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675.
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Published in The Capital on July 14, 2013