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In Memory of

Robert D. Werner

February 8, 1949 - November 22, 2016

Obituary


age 67, passed peacefully in his Tampa, FL home on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 following a valiant battle with illness.



Graduated from University of West Florida March 21, 1977 with Bachelor of Arts. Graduated from Webster University with Master of Arts in Management July 23, 1990. Appointed to Adjunct Assistant Professor November 23, 2005 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Gratefully accepted many awards and medals through the years. Most recent the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award from USSOCOM J8 and Award for Meritorious Civilian Service.



Major Werner served his country extraordinarily well for over...

age 67, passed peacefully in his Tampa, FL home on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 following a valiant battle with illness.



Graduated from University of West Florida March 21, 1977 with Bachelor of Arts. Graduated from Webster University with Master of Arts in Management July 23, 1990. Appointed to Adjunct Assistant Professor November 23, 2005 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Gratefully accepted many awards and medals through the years. Most recent the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award from USSOCOM J8 and Award for Meritorious Civilian Service.



Major Werner served his country extraordinarily well for over 43 years. From Vietnam Veteran in 1969 to present day Senior Operational Test Officer for Headquarters United States Operational Command at MacDill AFB. After retirement from United States Air Force active duty in 1993. Bob continued to serve Special Operations in multiple roles. He was Deputy Program Manager of the Casa 212 program ensuring supplies provided as well as aircrew compliance to aircraft parameters were followed for safe parachuting training. Bob has transcended many more contributions to USSOCOM in various departments through the years. Bob was then promoted to Senior Operational Test Officer of USSOCOM Operational Command responsible for the checkout of all special forces for air, ground and maritime equipment and weapons. Many men and women are safe today because of Major Werner’s hard work and dedication. From start to finish of his long support to Special Operations, Major Werner defined what a quiet professional is.



Major Werner was born on February 8, 1949 in Portsmouth Virginia to Robert D. and Marion Aullene Werner. He is preceded in death by his mother, Marion on November 11, 2016. He is survived by his dedicated and loving wife of 35 years, Mary Elizabeth Werner; Daughter, Christina Marie Werner; Son, Robert D. Werner III and Fiance Tiffany Flower; Grandson, Noah Christopher Werner; Father, Robert D. Werner Sr; Sister, Patty Werner-Blackwell; Brother, Michael Werner; Brother, Jeff Werner; Brother, Phil Werner; Niece, Candice Noyce. The family would also like to thank the Lifepath Hospice Blue Team for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/