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Wantz, Robert
Viewing: Tuesday September 26, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Funeral: Wednesday September 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM

 Robert Anderton Wantz, 84, of  Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Thursday, September 21, 2017, at his home.

Born Wednesday, September 28, 1932 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Hiram B. Wantz and the late Vivian E. (Grove) Wantz.
Bob attended Augusta Military Academy in Fort Defiance, VA. He returned to Hagerstown and attended Woodland Way Junior High School and graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1951. Bob went on to receive a full four year scholarship in football at Shepherd College, where he was also a standout diver for the college. Bob graduated from Shepherd with a A.B. in Secondary Education and a B.S. in Biology. After graduating from college he was drafted into the US Navy. After completing his Naval obligation, he was employed with the Washington County Board of Education, where he began his teaching and coaching career at Williamsport High School. While teaching he went on to earn his M.Ed from Western Maryland College. Bob also taught biology on closed circuit television for eight years until he went into his administrative roles with the Board of Education, which included Williamsport Junior-Senior High School. He ended his career with sixteen years as principal at Clear Spring Middle School.
One of Bob's greatest joys besides his family was his painting, especially watercolors. Bob was fortunate enough to study under many notable watercolorists and his award winning paintings have been exhibited throughout the tri-state region. Bob is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and served on the Shepherd University Alumni Association  Board of Directors and the Valley Art Association. He was a former member of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Board of Trustees and the Washington County Historical and Fine Arts Trust Bowman Board. In 2012 Bob was selected as the Shepherd University Alumnus of the Year.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years Cassandra E. "Sandy" Wantz; daughter, Susan "Susie" Evans & husband Steve of Frederick, MD; grandson, Taylor B. Evans & wife Caroline Prendergast; granddaughter, Paige G. Evans.
He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Robert Wantz, brothers, Charles D. Wantz, Hiram Wantz, Jr. and Richard Wantz.
Services will be held Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 11:00 am, at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. Jeffrey Witt officiating.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Interment will be at the Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.
Memorial donations may be made to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hospice of Washington County, or to Shepherd University Foundation.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com

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