Bernard Wobbeking, 93, Army officer, engineer

October 19, 2002

Bernard Wobbeking, 93, Army officer, engineer

Bernard Wobbeking, a retired career Army officer and engineer, died of heart failure Oct. 12 at Rossmoor Leisure World in Silver Spring. He was 93 and had lived in Fairfax, Va.

Mr. Wobbeking was born and raised in Northeast Baltimore and attended city public schools. In 1934, he earned his bachelor's degree in engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and was also commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army.

Mr. Wobbeking was an expert in petroleum engineering, logistics and management. During World War II, he served in Europe.

He later served in the Far East and played a pivotal role in establishing standardization of petroleum logistics and training for the U.S. Department of Defense.

During his 30-year career, he also established the Aviation Engineers School in Spokane, Wash., and supervised the construction of airfields in England and North Africa. He was discharged with the rank of colonel in 1964.

He was married in 1931 to Margaret A. Everding, who died in 1991.

Services were held Thursday.

He is survived by a brother, Frederick H. Wobbeking of Catonsville.

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