Robert G. Ormsby

Published 8:18 pm Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Robert G. Ormsby

June 19, 2012

SUFFOLK — Robert George Ormsby, 93, went to be with the Lord on June 19, 2012. He was the son of the late Caroline and Henry George Ormsby. He was predeceased by his wife, Lucy Trundle Ormsby.


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Mr. Ormsby graduated from Westtown School in Westtown, Pa., in 1938. He worked at the Chalfant Haddon Hall Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., moving from pantry boy to assistant to the head waiter. He moved to the Tidewater area, where he worked for Burroughs Corp. (renamed UNISYS) as a field engineer for 37 years until his retirement. Living in the Liberty Spring area of Suffolk, Va., he began raising miniature horses and could often be seen in the yearly Christmas parade driving a wagon pulled by his miniature horse.

He was a charter member of the Virginia Poultry Breeders Association.

Survivors include his daughter, Gwynne Ormsby, of West Chester, Pa.; son, Glenn Ormsby of Smithfield, Va.; granddaughter Amber Powell, of Chesterfield, Pa.; grandson Ty Ormsby, of Newport News, Va.; and brother Henry Ormsby of Kendal, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 115 Bogart St., Franklin, VA 23851. Condolences may be registered at