Robert H. ‘Bob’ Landefeld Jr., 77

Robert H. “Bob” Landefeld Jr., 77, of Ocean City, Md., formerly of Timonium and Cockeysville, Md., passed away on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., with his loving wife by his side. He was born in Baltimore, Md., on May 19, 1942, son of the late Robert H. Landefeld and Margaret Landefeld.

Landefeld proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard. He also was a graduate of Townson University. He retired from work as engineer with Lucent Technologies in 2001, with more than 30 years of service.

Landefeld was a member of the Elks Lodge 2645 in Ocean City and also of American Legion Post 116 in Ocean City. He was a true history buff, and enjoyed traveling and visiting historical battlefields. Landefeld also enjoyed his retirement by spending time with family and friends. He loved being near the water.

He loved to read and always had a book in his hand. He also enjoyed taking fishing trips and watching sports, with football, baseball, soccer and lacrosse being his favorites. He will be remembered for his warm and caring personality, along with his knowledge on almost any imaginable subject.

Landefeld is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Christine (Tsottles) Landefeld; two brothers-in-law, James Tsouvalos and his wife, Karen, and Nick Tsottles and his wife, Nancy; two sisters-in-law, Leni Tsottles and Constance Tsouvalos; four nephews, Gregory Tsouvalos, Marcus Tsouvalos, Daniel Tsottles, and Adam Tsottles and his wife, Irina, and their three children, Caroline, Nick and Nadia; and a niece, Natalie Tsottles.

A prayer service will be held at 3 p.m., with visitation after 1 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at the Melson Funeral Services, 38040 Muddy Neck Road, Ocean View, Del. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Town Cats of Ocean City; P.O. Box 1405; Ocean Pines, MD 21811, or to Ocean City Vol. Fire Company; P.O. Box 27; Ocean City, MD 21840, or the Wounded Warrior Project ( Condolences may be sent online at