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Mr. Robert Henry Wantz

Mr. Robert Henry Wantz, 77, of Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg, Md., died Thursday September 7, 2006, at his home.

Born September 18, 1928, in Emmitsburg, he was a son of the late John Russell and Henrietta Bowers Wantz. He was the husband of the late Irene Agnes Miller "Dink" Wantz, his wife of 51 years, who was killed in an accident April 9, 2002.

Mr. Wantz was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a retired plasterer and had belonged to the Local Plasterers' Union # 891. He was a member of the American Legion, AMVETS in Thurmont, Md. and Indian Lookout Conservation Club. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg. He was a devoted husband and loved his children and his dog, Bubba.

Surviving are nine children and their spouses, Robert Lee and Theresa Wantz of Emmitsburg, Elinor Lee and Rick Young of Emmitsburg, Michael Lee Wantz of Thurmont, Patricia Lee and Randy Wivell of Emmitsburg, Mary Lee and Bill Mowery of Orrtanna, Pa., Joan Lee and John Wantz of Fairfield, Pa., Thomas Lee and Kelly Wantz of Fairfield, Joy Lee and Larry Krietz of Emmitsburg and Lisa Lee and Martin Dayberry of York Springs, Pa.; 20 grandchildren, Bobby and Kayne Wantz of Emmitsburg, Andrew and Kristin Young of Emmitsburg; Michael and Nicholas Wantz of Thurmont, Sarah and Justin Wivell of Emmitsburg, Keith, Daniel and Lisa Mowery of Orrtanna, Holly, Dianah and Angie Wantz of Fairfield, Drew Wantz of Fairfield, Taylor Krietz of Emmitsburg, Becky, Tricia, Sam and Nate Dayberry of York Springs; three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Hailey and Robert Wantz III of Emmitsburg; one sister, Virginia Welty; and six brothers, Wilbur, Thomas, Leonard, Jerry, Donnie and Frank Wantz.

He was predeceased by grandson, Josh Wantz; granddaughter, Danielle Wantz; brother, Russ Wantz; and sister, Dorothy Cool.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday September 11 at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg, by his pastor, the Rev. Stephen P. Trzecieski, C.M. Inurnment will follow in Emmitsburg Memorial Cemetery, Emmitsburg.

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