Joseph C. Robb Retired city firefighter

September 10, 1990

A Mass of Christian burial for Joseph C. Robb, a retired Baltimore firefighter, will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Most Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church, 5010 Bowleys Lane.

Mr. Robb, who lived on Shamrock Avenue in Baltimore, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his daughter's home in Ocean Pines. He was 66.

Born in Baltimore, he attended Polytechnic Institute. He was drafted into the Army and served in Europe with the 157th Engineering Co. during World War II.

Mr. Robb was a firefighter for 38 years before retiring in 1984.

In 1970 Mr. Robb received a citation from then-Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro III for bravery when he and a fellow firefighter pulled three elderly people from a burning nursing home in West Baltimore.

He was a member of the Retired Firefighters Organization and was known for being a good neighbor and helping others as much he could.

Mr. Robb was a craftsman who particularly enjoyed working with wood and fixing things around his home.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, the former Ruth M. Bopp; two daughters, Patricia R. Mulford of Ocean Pines and M. Denise Gangler of Towson; a stepdaughter, G. Carole Kauffman of Baltimore; two brothers, Norbert T. Robb and Leo F. Robb, both of Towson; and five grandchildren.

The family suggested donations to the Widows and Orphans Fund of the Baltimore Fire Department, 1202 Ridgely St., Baltimore, Md. 21230.

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