Official Obituary of

Robert Lee Dofflemyer

October 29, 1938 ~ March 7, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Robert Dofflemyer Obituary

Robert Lee Dofflemyer, 85, of Waldorf, Maryland, passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2024.

Robert, known to all as Bob, was born in Hagerstown, MD, on October 29, 1938, to the late Jennings and Freda Dofflemyer. He is also predeceased by his wife, Betty Dofflemyer, his brother, William “Semore” Dofflemyer, and his granddaughter, Rebecca Dofflemyer.

Bob is survived by his son, Norman “Bill” Dofflemyer; and his daughters, Brenda Dofflemyer, Bernadine Whalen, Betty Dofflemyer, and Bobbie Ferrari. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Bob spent his career as a Service Technician for National Cash Register, but his passion was being a volunteer firefighter. He started his firefighting career at the age of 16 in Hagerstown, followed by District Heights, and then concluded by serving in Waldorf from 1965 until 2024. During his tenure with Waldorf, Bob served in a number of positions to include Assistant Fire Chief, Board of Director Chairman, and President. Bob was also a teacher at heart: he served as an instructor for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, and he loved coaching children on fundamental skills in baseball and football.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 14, 2024, from 9:30 AM until his funeral service at 11:30 AM at the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Co. 3 (3245 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20602). Interment to follow at the Trinity Memorial Gardens (3221 Mattawoman Beantown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department (3245 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20602) or the First Baptist Church of St. Charles (136 Stoddert Avenue, Waldorf, MD 20602).

Online condolences may be shared with the family at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert Lee Dofflemyer, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Robert Lee Dofflemyer?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Robert's memory.


March 14, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Co. 3
3245 Old Washington Rd.
Waldorf, MD 20603

Funeral Service
March 14, 2024

11:30 AM
Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department Co. 3
3245 Old Washington Rd.
Waldorf, MD 20603

Interment following funeral service
March 14, 2024

Trinity Memorial Gardens
3221 Mattawoman Beantown Rd.
Waldorf, MD 20604


© 2024 Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility