Robert H. Puepke, neighborhood grocer, dies

May 13, 1991

Services for Robert H. Puepke, a neighborhood grocer, will be held at noon Wednesday at the Burgee-Henss Funeral Home, 3631 Falls Road.

Mr. Puepke, who was 92, died yesterday of cancer at Maryland General Hospital.

A native of Baltimore, Mr. Puepke and his wife of 66 years, the former Sophie Todd, opened their grocery store on the corner of 27th Street and Hampden Avenue in 1924.

They closed the store in 1975 after more than 50 years of operation.

After closing the business, the Puepkes continued to pursue their lifelong interest in horse racing by frequenting area race tracks.

They were also fond of traveling.

Mr. Puepke was a lifelong fan of the Colts and Orioles, holding season tickets for both clubs at one time or another.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Puepke is survived by two nephews and two nieces.

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