Robert L. Weckesser Sr., 68, tile setter, avid bowler

December 06, 2003

Robert L. Weckesser Sr., a retired tile and marble setter, died of pancreatic cancer yesterday at his home in Winfield. He was 68.

Mr. Weckesser was born and raised in Southwest Baltimore and attended city public schools.

He was a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local No. 1 of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, and worked for more than 40 years as a tile and marble setter. He retired about 10 years ago on a medical disability.

Mr. Weckesser was an avid tenpin bowler. He also liked camping, hunting and fishing.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Zumbrun Funeral Home, 6028 Sykesville Road, Sykesville.

Mr. Weckesser is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Bernadette "Bonnie" Buchwald; two sons, Robert L. Weckesser Jr. of Winfield and Joseph Weckesser of Pasadena; five brothers, Clarence Weckesser and Kenneth Weckesser, both of Baltimore, Edward Weckesser of Woodlawn, Louis Weckesser of Severna Park and Roland Weckesser of New Carrollton; and four grandchildren.

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