Robert Runkle

April 4, 2021


Robert Scott Runkle, age 85 of Towson went home Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. Born in Washington, DC to the late Lloyd and Louise (Armstrong) Runkle; beloved husband of Mary Beth Jorgensen; cherished father of Beth Mackey and husband Ben of Columbia, Brynn Conover and husband Rick of Columbia; loving brother of Peggy Curlin of Charlotte, NC; dear step-father of  Jay Thompson of San Mateo, CA, Lori Thompson of San Diego, CA, Elizabeth Belt and husband Michael of Rodgers Forge/Towson and David Feild of Baltimore. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends

Due to Covid restrictions, a private service will take place at 3:00 pm on Friday, April 16, 2021, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson MD. To view livestream, go to Bob’s ashes will be committed at his daughters’ church, St. John’s Episcopal, Ellicott City MD. Please honor Deacon Bob by supporting the Outreach Programs or Surprise Shop of Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave., Towson MD 21204, by supporting the Outreach Programs at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 501 E. Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814, or by memorial donation to Trinity Group Homes, St. Vincent DePaul of North Idaho, 201 E. Harrison Avenue, Coeur d’Alene ID 83814.

Bob’s family is grateful for the loving care he received in his final months from his medical team at Kaiser Permanente and from the Maple Team of Gilchrist Home Hospice.

“Our lives begin to end on the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King Jr.




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Private Services

Trinity Episcopal Church (Towson)

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