Dr. Robert Anthony Polanowski II

Dr. Robert Anthony “Bob” Polanowski II, 60, of Ridge, MD passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on August 4, 1958 in Baltimore, MD to Betty Polanowski of Baltimore, MD and the late Robert Anthony Polanowski.

In 1977 Bob enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country until his Honorable Discharge. He was employed by the Department of Defense at Patuxent River Naval Air Warfare Center as a Manufacturing Engineer for the past 15 years. He earned his Honorary Doctorate of Divinity after 10 years of dedicated ministry to others. He was passionate about sharing the good news of the Lord, which he enjoyed preaching and teaching others. He led countless people to the Lord over his years of ministry.   On October 24, 1998, Bob married his beloved wife, Melissa May Polanowski, in Baltimore, MD. Together they celebrated over 19 wonderful years of marriage. His hobbies included vacationing with his family to Ocean City every September, fishing, cheering on the Chicago Cubs and Bears. He was a grill master and fixed many delicious meals. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his sons.

In addition to his beloved wife, Bob is also survived by his sons: Joshua Stephen Polanowski of Tomball, TX, Robert Anthony Polanowski III of Easton, MD, Michael Paul Polanowski of Baltimore, MD, Jack Mark Polanowski of Easton, MD, James Curtis Polanowski of Ridge, MD and David Edward Polanowski of Ridge, MD; his mother, Betty Polanowski of Baltimore, MD; his brother, David Wayne Polanowski (Karen) of Baltimore, MD; his grandmother, Reva Abshire of Baltimore, MD; his granddaughter, Destiny Ann Polanowski of Tomball, TX; his aunt, Pat King of Baltimore, MD and many extended family and friends.  He is preceded in death by his father.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., with a Funeral Celebration of Life celebrated at 6:00 p.m. by Pastor Chris McCombs, at Lexington Park Baptist Church, 46855 South Shangri-La Drive, Lexington Park, MD 20653. A Graveside Service will be celebrated on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be: James Curtis Polanowski, David Edward Polanowski, Joshua Stephen Polanowski, Robert Anthony Polanowski III, Michael Paul Polanowski and Jack Mark Polanowski.

Condolences to the family may be made at

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.

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