CAMDEN — Robert (Bob) John Lannamann, 95, of 55 Washington St., Camden, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 14, 2021, surrounded by loved family members. Bob was born Aug. 18, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pa., the only child of Harold and Leah Rauch Lannamann. He is survived by a daughter, Nancy L. Laite (Parker Jr.), also of Camden, and sons, John W. Lannamann (Carole), of Crossville, Tenn., James R. Lannamann (Lauren), of Spartanburg, S.C., and Daniel L. Lannamann (Vanessa), of Norfolk, Va. Left to cherish fond memories are grandchildren, Parker Laite, III (Sydney), Victoria Anderson (Tommy), Jessica Winandy (Will), Justine Abril (Frank), Jacqueline Scranton (Justin), Joseph, Rebekah and Rachel Lannamann, and Angelica, Brandon, Michael and Leah Lannamann. Bob also left behind numerous great grandchildren. He was predeceased in 2018 by his beloved wife of 65 years, Barbara (Babs) Burton Lannamann.

Bob grew up in Glenside, Pa. and graduated from Cheltenham High School in June of 1943. He joined the U.S. Navy in December of 1943 after completing half a year at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. After basic training and several electronics schools, Bob was sent to the Pacific Fleet as a Radioman onboard the USS Buckingham (APA-141), an attack transport. This ship was transporting U.S. Marines for the invasion of Japan when the war ended. Bob was assigned to the occupation force in Japan and was in Nagasaki one month after its destruction. He remained in the Far East until December of 1945 and left active duty in May of 1946. After the war, Bob returned to MIT where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business and engineering administration in 1949. In the early 1950s, Bob received a direct commission and returned to active duty during the Korean conflict serving as a disbursement officer on the USS Taconic (AGC-17), an amphibious force command ship.

Following Bob’s active and sea duty service, he transitioned to the Naval Reserves and joined the SeaBees (construction battalions). He was the disbursing and supply officer of Naval Reserve Construction Battalion 21, Willow Grove Naval Air Station, Pennsylvania. He retired in 1965.

For most of his civilian career, Bob was an independent sales representative incorporated under his company, Lanntronics, Inc. through which he marketed primarily electronics products.

On Sept. 19, 1953, Bob married Barbara Ann Burton at First Presbyterian Church in Yeadon, Pa. This union produced four children, and the young family lived for many years in Wyncote, a suburb of Philadelphia. In 1973, growing weary of the urban rat race, Bob moved his family to Camden, a town he had visited many times both in his younger years as well as an annual destination he took the family for summer vacations. There Bob and Barbara operated the Boatshed Restaurant and Captain Arey’s Ice Cream Parlor on the harbor, and later Dan’s Ice Cream Parlor. All the while he continued with Lanntronics Inc. primarily in New England and the MidAtlantic.

Bob was a lifelong follower of Christian Science and a faithful and active member of the Camden congregation from 1973 until his death. He loved the Lord, and he loved his church family, attending services every Sunday and Wednesday. Bob was an early riser and enjoyed his quiet time with daily scripture readings and interpretations by Mary Baker Eddy. One of his favorite scriptures was Isaiah 40:31, “But those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar like eagles; they will run and not be weary; they will walk and not grow faint.”

Bob loved his family and looked forward to reunions that were held every year in Camden. By the early 1990s when the number of children and grandchildren coming to visit overwhelmed his peace and quiet at the homeplace, Bob and Barbara extended accommodations for the expanding family nearby. Many reunions thereafter found family members staying at Pitcher Pond, Point Lookout, Lake Megunticook, and the Camden Riverhouse Hotel. Bob especially loved the meals at the family gatherings and would often part at the end of the day by saying, “Until we eat again!”

When Bob’s sons were young, he was active with the Boy Scouts of America, volunteering as an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 116 in Wyncote, Pa. and Scout Advancement Coordinator with Troop 200 in Camden. While still in the Philadelphia area, he also was active as a MIT alumnus, working with the admissions office. During his years in Camden, Bob was a member of American Legion War Memorial Post 30, earning lifelong membership status.

The family would like to thank Bob’s caregivers who came to the home as well as those at Pen Bay Medical Center and Windward Gardens. Much appreciation is extended to the volunteers at Meals on Wheels, and to church members and friends who helped keep Bob fed and happy.

Memorial Donations in memory of Bob Lannamann may be made to: First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1 Central St., Camden, ME 04843; Meals on Wheels, c/o MCH, 39 Summer St., Rockland, ME 04841; Camden Area District Nursing Association, PO Box 547, Camden, ME 04843 and American Legion War Memorial Post 30, 91 Pearl St., Camden, ME 04843.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Camden.