OCEAN CITY- The resort community is mourning the loss of a legend this week with the passing of Bob Warfield, who had his fingerprints all over the growth and development of Ocean City and left his mark on countless philanthropic organizations in the area.
Warfield passed away peacefully last Saturday at the age of 75 surrounded by his family. He was the owner and co-founder of Moore, Warfield and Glick, a Real Estate company that helped shape and develop the resort over the years. More importantly, Warfield was instrumental in the development of Atlantic General Hospital and served for years on the Board of Directors for the AGH Foundation.
“It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Robert ‘Bob’ Warfield, one of the founding members of the Atlantic General Hospital Board of Directors and Foundation,” AGH announced in a statement this week. “Bob passed away unexpectedly this past weekend. Our deepest sympathies are with his family and friends. We remain indebted to Bob for his leadership, vision and generosity in support of our community hospital. On behalf of all at Atlantic General Hospital and Health System, we thank him, will miss him and will always remember him.”
Warfield’s dedication to Ocean City and Atlantic General Hospital are only part of his legacy in the area. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Ocean City Golf and Yacht Club and also served on the boards for the Maryland Economic Development Corporation and the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund, for example. Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan this week fondly recalled Warfield’s countless contributions to the community.
“If you have been following Facebook this week, you have seen the outpouring of admiration and affection for Bob by the people that knew him, and particularly his former employees,” he said. “Bob, along with his partners Bruce Moore and Hal Glick, helped give so many people we all know their start in Real Estate at Moore, Warfield and Glick.”
Meehan recalled Warfield as a fierce competitor with a huge heart at both work and play.
“Bob built life-long personal and professional relationships as partner in this very special local company,” he said. “He was a leader and played an important role in the growth and development of Ocean City. I will always remember Bob as a great competitor, whether it was in business or on the golf course, and we will all miss his larger than life personality. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Peggy and family.”
Councilman Dennis Dare, who served for decades first as City Engineer and later City Manager also praised Warfield’s contributions to Ocean City.
“Bob Warfield was a pioneer in the Ocean City Real Estate industry and was instrumental in its growth over many years,” he said. “He will certainly be missed.”