Major Robert J. Marchanti

"The legacy a hero is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example."
November 9, 1963 - February 25, 2012

Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, from Gardenville, Md., died in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds received during an attack on the Afghan Interior Ministry. He was assigned to the 29th Infantry Division Security Partnering Team of the Maryland Army National Guard.

Bob was a longtime physical education teacher in Baltimore County Public Schools. He left teaching in 2008 to work full time for the Guard as Planning and Programming Chief for Construction and Facilities Management at the Fifth Regiment Armory. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; four children: Aaron, Leah, Ian and Jonah and one grandson, Malachi. Bob and Peggy were in high school when they met as co-workers at a Friendly's Restaurant. He took her to her senior prom and they were married for 24 years.

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