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Robert (Bob) Plummer of Gloucester, Va., passed away as a result of a vehicle accident on April 4, 2022. He was born on Sept. 16, 1940 in Swedesboro, N.J. Bob is survived by a sister, Christine M. Plummer Anderson of Jacksonville, Fla., and brother, Donald H. Plummer of Phoenixville, Pa. He is also survived by niece, Victoria L. Plummer, and nephews, Donald M. Plummer, Robert Morris, William Morris, and many grand-nieces and -nephews.

Bob was raised in a company town in Carneys Point, New Jersey, and later graduated from Penns Grove Regional High School where he was class president. After high school he served in the United States Army Medical Corps where he traveled widely in Europe and Asia and did two civilian tours in Vietnam while attaining the rank of SP4. After serving his country he attended the University of Delaware using the GI Bill where he graduated with a degree in accounting.

Subsequently, he went to work for the Federal Government and became a high-ranking federal auditor who traveled widely in Japan, Iran and many other locations. When not at work, he was a master woodworker, accomplished photographer and devoted genealogist. In retirement he returned to live in Gloucester where he had many favored aunts, uncles and cousins, and with whom he spent many happy years during his youth and at every opportunity as an adult.

Bob actively supported many Gloucester related organizations. He served on the board of the Gloucester Historical Society and was a regular participant and volunteer at the museum. For many years he donated his accounting expertise as an AARP tax volunteer that provided professional, free tax advice and tax form preparation to any Gloucester resident who requested it. Most notably he was also responsible for the preparation, documentation and erection of the Gloucester Civil War memorial obelisk in the historic Gloucester Court House.

He was active in the local and state genealogical society and spent a great deal of his time researching the Plummer family and related connections in the Gloucester area.

Bob was very fond of all animals and especially cats of which he usually had at least a dozen. He spent many peaceful hours daily taking care of all wild things he could coax into his yard.

There will be no public service. Bob will be interred at a private service at the family plot in the cemetery of the Salem United Methodist Church in Gloucester. His family asks that, if you are so moved, to make a donation in his memory to the Gloucester Historical Society or Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society.