Robert P. Mauck

Published 6:17 pm Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November 20, 2012

SUFFOLK — Robert Pershing Mauck, 93, died on Nov. 20, 2012, in Suffolk. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Joyce J. Mauck, and his son, Billy Mauck.

Robert P. Mauck

The youngest of six children, Bob was born in Harrisonburg, Va., to Augusta Z. and W. Randolph Mauck. He proudly served his country as a technical sergeant in the 839th Bombardment Squadron during World War II. After the war, Bob returned to his new wife in Suffolk and worked for the Virginia Department of Highways, later VDOT, for more than 35 years. He began as a surveyor, then worked as an inspector and project engineer on the construction of sections of I-95 and I-64, and finally retired as assistant resident engineer for Suffolk. After his retirement in 1981, he enjoyed fishing, crabbing and bargain-hunting, but his passion was growing and sharing vegetables. He was a faithful member of West End Baptist Church and the American Legion.

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He is survived by his daughter, Becky Winders, of Durham, N.C.; daughter, Jean Mauck, of Suffolk; grandson, Jacob Winders, of Durham; grandson, Benjamin Winders and his wife, Erika, of Irving, Texas; and great-granddaughter, Audrey Winders, of Irving.

A short graveside service with military honors will be held Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Holly Lawn Cemetery by the Rev. T. Floyd Irby. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at 2 p.m. in West End Baptist Church, 501 W. Washington St., Suffolk, by Dr. Chester Brown.

The family wishes to thank church members, caregivers at Nansemond Pointe, neighbors, and close friend Ken Overton for their love and support during Bob’s later years.

R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Trust of West End Baptist Church, 501 W. Washington St., Suffolk, VA 23434, or to the Disabled American Veterans of Suffolk, 139 S. Saratoga St., Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be registered at