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Robert Estep Chew, 61, of St. Leonard died Nov.14, 2012, at his residence.
He was born March 24, 1951, in Prince Frederick to the late Louis H. Chew and Ollie Chew (Mutter).
Affectionately, he was known as “Estep.” He attended Maryland public schools. He was a dedicated worker, employed by Ceilings and Petitions for more than 20 years. He loved his Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Corvette and all of his trucks and cars. He was a member of the Washington, D.C., Iron Motorcycle Club and Harley Riders. The life of the party, he had to be clean everywhere he went. He played drums and was also a singer in various bands. He didn’t mind being the first on the dance floor; he loved to dance. He enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved spending time with his family; his jokes and laughs kept family and friends in stitches. He loved to eat. He would willingly go out his way to help anyone he could, even though he would fuss (the entire time) while fixing a car, “Don’t let your car get like this anymore.” His weekly TV show favorites were “Family Feud” and “Judge Judy.”
He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Chew; mother, Ollie Chew; brothers, Louis Jr., Alonzo and Oscar James; and sisters, Louise, Judy and Hazel.
He is survived by his sons, Derrick (mother, Thelma) and Troy Latosha (mother, Joyce); daughters, Tameka and her husband, Tyrone, Marquita (mother Connie), and Che’le (mother Rochina); grandchildren, Dasia, Nevaeh, Kendyl, Kendra, Destiny, Dynasty, Ian, Demarco, Shaamik, Cynia, Mikhalia, Traevan and Aden Estep on the way; brothers, Benjamin Franklin and Donald David Sr.; and sisters, Mildred Harris and her husband, William, Mary Mackall, Ellamae Johnson and her husband, Allen, and Barbara Jean Gross and her husband, Robert; best friends, Mike Lattimore, Ron Exum, Gilmore Booth and Melvin Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, friends and adoptive parents, the Stephensons.
Funeral service was Nov. 20 at Bethel Way of the Cross Church in Huntingtown with the Rev. Darnell Easton officiating.
Interment was at Southern Memorial Gardens in Dunkirk.
Pallbearers were Ron Exum, Fabian Harris, Mike Lattimore, Jerome Myers, Arthur Pratt and Tony Pratt.
Honorary pallbearers were Pamela Chew, Janet Diggs, Eric Gross, Raymond Holland, Valerie Mason and Shauna Williams.
Arrangements were provided by Sewell Funeral Home in Prince Frederick.