Tunney Jr., Robert B.

April 12, 2005

ROBERT "Bob" B. TUNNEY, Jr., of Salisbury, died Saturday, April 9, 2005. Born June 26, 1944, he was the son of Marjorie Tunney of Lutherville, MD and Dr. Robert B. Tunney Sr., of Cockeysville, MD. Bob was a graduate of Towson High School in Towson, MD and attended the University of Maryland Law Enforcement Institute, F.B.I. Supervisors School and Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command graduating Magna Cum Laude. Bob was a lecturer in Abnormal Psychology and Homicide/Narcotics Addiction at Salisbury State University, University of Maryland and Delaware Technical and Community College. He served six years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He was employed with the Maryland State Police for 24 years obtaining the rank of Detective Sgt. For the past 14 years he worked in the Mental health Field until recently when he joined the Country House hoping to fulfill his love of folk art painting. Bob had a great passion for antiques, folk art painting and the Blues music but his greatest love was his family and friends. He was a member of Allen Lions Club. Bob received numerous awards, appointments and commendations including: "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year" several times, the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Distinguished Service Award for work with the missing children and outstanding service to the citizens of Maryland, Governor Schaeffer's Certificate of Merit for outstanding contributions in the field of victims rights and service. Bob was appointed by the superintendent of the Maryland State Police to establish the Maryland Center for Missing Children and was also the co-founder and first chairman of the Lower Shore Task Force on Violence Against Children. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 11 years, Nancy E. Tunney and three sons, Matthew "Boone" Tunney, Jack Tunney and Robert B. Tunney III all of Salisbury; four brothers and their spouses: William & Kathy Tunney of Baltimore, Joseph & Sandi Tunney of Jarrettsville, Dr. Francis and Sharon Tunney of Mt. Pleasant, SC and John & Leslie Tunney of Lutherville; six sisters and their spouses: Melanie & Richard Weart of Fredericksburg, VA, Marjorie & Bruce Jackson of Towson, Susan & John Black of Timonium, Tracy & Fran Carmen of Baltimore, Mary Pat Young of Towson and Kathleen Tunney of Lutherville; two brothers and their spouses: David & Tracie Holland of Rumbley, Claude & Lori Holland of Salisbury; one sister-in-law and her spouse, Paula & Jimmy Hammond of Pocomoke City and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many wonderful friends that will grieve his loss. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 2 PM at Christ United Methodist Church in Salisbury. Visitation will be held at the church Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 PM and one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Allen Cemetery in Allen, MD. The family requests in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Matthew Boone Tunney Scholarship Fund in care of Tracy Pollitt, PO Box 3, Allen, MD 21810. Arrangements are being handled by Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Visit www.delmarvaobits.com

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