Robert D. "Bob" Day
1958 - 2021
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Robert D. Day's journey in this lifetime came to a close on March 22, 2021. He will be terribly missed and will live forever in our hearts.

Bob was born in 1958 in Germany to Jim and Dorothy Day. He was welcomed by a 3-year-old brother, Jimmy. Bob later became a big brother to Elizabeth and Carolyn.

The Day family lived in several places during Bob's childhood including Germany, Texas, and Oklahoma due to Bob's father's career in the Army. 'Bobby' was a bright-eyed child with a mischievous grin and a very kind demeanor. At each new school, he was outgoing and made friends quickly, but his closest friend always remained his brother Jimmy.

The Days moved to Falls Church, Virginia when Bob was in fourth grade. Throughout elementary school and junior high, he excelled at baseball and football. At the young age of 15 he suffered an acute onset of severe rheumatoid arthritis. Having to discontinue sports was devastating to him. This illness caused him chronic pain throughout his life, but he always kept a smile on his face, an upbeat attitude, and never complained.

During high school Bob's family moved to Kentucky, his father's home state, where Bob found peace and serenity in fishing and the outdoors. He was a very talented artist, creating beautiful wildlife paintings and drawings. He also became an excellent photographer.

He was a 1977 graduate of University Breckenridge School in Morehead, Ky, and went on to graduate from Morehead State University with a degree in Environmental Science. He loved learning and decided to continue his education at MSU, earning a Master's Degree in Biology.

Bob lived in Annapolis, Maryland for 33 years and worked in Washington, D.C. as an Environmental Specialist. He loved his job and 'work family' at D.C. Government where he was employed from 1989 until March 17 of this year.

Bob loved music, horse races, computers and technology, the family cabin in Kentucky, and of course fishing and hunting. Most of all, he loved spending time with friends and family. He was always there to lend a listening ear, and was very loyal, honest, kind, and funny. He was a very entertaining storyteller. Everyone knew they could always count on Bob to cheer them up during difficult times.

His cousin Spencer said it best: "Bob had such a big heart. He loved so much that his heart must have been tired, and simply couldn't continue on any longer."

Bob's unexpected passing due to heart failure has left a huge void in the lives on those who knew and loved him. Bob will be missed dearly and never forgotten. Rest in Peace, "Big Bob." You are loved so very much.

Bob is preceded in death by his father, James Oliver Day, and his sister-in-law Lucia Leguizamon Day. Bob is survived by his mother, Dorothy Day, his brother Jim Day, his sisters Elizabeth Day Robinson and Carolyn Day; his beloved nieces, Lauren, Catherine, Brianna, Hannah and Sophie; his nephew Joey; and many family members and friends whom he adored.

A celebration in memory of Bob's life will be planned later this year when it is safer for everyone to travel. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations in Bob's name to the Arthritis Foundation.

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Published in Baltimore Sun on Apr. 15, 2021.
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April 22, 2021
I worked with Bob for 12 years. I was always impressed at how determined he was to live life the way he wanted and not let arthritis control him. And he was always so cheerful, the life of the party. We shared a love of movies and had many lively discussions. He will be missed.
Cecily Beall
April 18, 2021
Bob was my best friend and coworker. I've known Bob for almost 20 years. We enjoyed fishing, eating, and hanging out. Even when he was in great pain due to his arthritis, he still enjoyed coming into work. He had a big heart and would help out anyone if need be. He's surely missed by many. Miss you Bob.
Ricky and Kelsey Tun
April 16, 2021
Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family in the loss of Bob.
Ray & Marisa White
April 16, 2021
Bobby was a wonderful person who when ever we would have a family get together at the Day/Northcutt cabin he would make it a point to speak to all and see how they were doing and what they had been up to and when he would take a wonderful picture he would post for everyone to love. You will be missed Bobby, enjoy walking and talking with all who have gone before you and without the pain of your illness.
Susie Schaffer Stansbury
April 16, 2021
I worked with Bob at DDOE from 2008 to 2016. Bob was sooo much fun to be around with his develish sense of humor, he is sorely missed!
William Bolden
April 15, 2021
I Was Bobs friend on facebook freind on facebook for the last several years . His sister Carolyon i consider as one of my chosen sisters and I am so sorry to hear of his death . I send my thoughts and prayers to the family . May God comfort and keep you close as only he can . Bob was one of a kind I love each of you and I am keep ing you close in my thoughts and prayers . Ruby
Ruby L Turner
April 15, 2021
I am sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I always enjoyed Bob's company and his humor. He was a good person and we could use a whole lot more like him. Tom
Tom Jennings
April 15, 2021
I will miss you Big Bob
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