Robert Francis Pinder was born November 25, 1950 to Ardessa and John Francis Pinder in Cambridge, MD. He departed this life on July 3, 2014 at the Baltimore Veterans Administration Medical Center.\n \n\n\n\n\n\n Robert attended public schools in Dorchester County, MD graduating from Mace’s Lane High School in 1968. Following graduation Robert attended Salisbury Vocational School in Salisbury, MD where he studied welding. After his studies in vocational school, Robert was drafted into the United States Military Armed Forces and served his country dutifully from 1970 - 1972; completing a 9 month tour in Vietnam.\n \n\n\n\n\n\n After leaving the military, Robert worked various jobs including construction, heavy duty equipment operator, tractor trailer driver, custodial services, landscaping and farming. At the time of Robert’s death he was employed by Allen Foods where he worked for over 20 years. His hobbies included hunting, gardening, working on cars and cooking.\n \n\n\n\n\n\n Robert was a member of Waters United Methodist Church in Fork Neck, MD. He was a member of the Methodist Men’s Choir, church trustee; served as church custodian and faithfully worked in the kitchen helping to prepare food for various events.\n \n\n\n\n\n\n On November 26, 1977, Robert entered into holy matrimony with Joyce Ann Robinson at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Harrisville, MD.\n \n\n\n\n\n\n Robert leaves to mourn and cherish his memory devoted daughters Yashica Pinder and Maya Pinder; mother, Ardessa Pinder; brother Donald Pinder, grandsons, Craig Jenkins, Jr., and Jha’Rue Stanley; aunts Vivian (Harold) Jackson, Jestene Boone, Irene (Donnie) Webb, Ella (James) Conaway, Evelyn Jones; uncles Sylvian Jones, Thurman Chester, Elmer (Shirley) Jones, William (Estella) Jones, Paul (Sylvia) Jones and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.\n \n\n\n\n\n\n He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Pinder; father, John Francis Pinder; brother, Nathaniel Jones; and beloved grandparents Areila and Elmer Jones, Sr. and Emma and Josiah Pinder, aunts, uncles and cousins.