Mr. Robert Kenneth "Bob" Moler, 95, of Frederick, formerly of Brunswick, died on Friday, March 3, 2023 at Tranquillity at Fredericktowne. He was the husband of the late Ardeth (Crim) Moler, who predeceased him on July 25, 2014.
Born January 17, 1928 in Brunswick, he was the son of the late Forrest Glenn Moler and Helen Louise (Loy) Moler.
He was a graduate of Brunswick High School, Class of 1945. He continued his studies at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and graduated in 1950 with a B.S. in Pharmacy. Bob met a sweet young Virginia lady, Ruth Ardeth Crim, and fell in love with her. Their romance was interrupted as Bob was called to serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After sharing love letters during the war, Bob and Ardeth were reunited and married on September 12, 1953 in Hillsboro, Virginia.
Mr. Moler was a pharmacist at People’s Drug Store in the 1950’s. He opened the Medical Arts and Professional Arts Pharmacies in Frederick, MD (1959). He opened and operated Prescription Arts Pharmacy in Brunswick (1962) and was the pharmacist until his retirement in 1993.
A longtime Brunswick and Frederick County community leader, Mr. Moler participated in and served many organizations over his lifetime. He was a life-long member of New York Hill / New Hope United Methodist Church in Brunswick, a 70-year member of the Brunswick Masonic Lodge 191, trustee - Community Foundation of Frederick County, director - Farmers & Mechanics National Bank, chairman of the board and president of the Bank of Brunswick, member of “Roaring 40’s” Brunswick High School reunion committees, president of the Brunswick Rotary Club, member of the Brunswick Medical Committee (to bring a doctor to Brunswick), member of the Frederick County Economic and Community Development Commission, director of the Brunswick YMCA, president and vice-president of the Brunswick Board of Trade, member of the Frederick County Control Board, and a member of the Brunswick Finance Commission.
Bob is survived by his daughter, Amy Moler and her husband, Phill Ash, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; his son, James Moler and his wife, Dorothy, of Jefferson; his five grandchildren, Rowan, Morgan, and Alex Ash, Joseph Reeff and Aaron Moler; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2023 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100 North Maple Avenue, Brunswick. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 11 from the funeral home chapel with Rev. William Carpenter officiating. Following the service at the funeral home, the family will receive friends for a time of fellowship and gathering at New Hope United Methodist Church, 7 South Maryland Avenue, Brunswick, Maryland. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 at Hillsboro Cemetery in Hillsboro, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church, 7 South Maryland Avenue, Brunswick, Maryland 21716; or to the Community Foundation of Frederick County, Robert and Ardeth Moler Family Fund, 312 East Church Street Frederick, Maryland 21701.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at staufferfuneralhome.com.