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Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD

OBITUARY

Robert Wallace Kroeger Jr.

26 February, 192717 May, 2020

Robert W. Kroeger died on May 17, 2020 in New Bern, North Carolina; he was 93 years old. He was raised in one of eight homes his maternal Grandfather built for his children in Baltimore. The second of two children, he is preceded in death by his sister Joan Stephanie Kenney and his wife of 54 years, Margaret.

He enlisted with the permission of his parents, Robert W. Sr. and Loretta Moylan Kroeger, In the United States Army Air Corp in 1944 at 17 and served in Bavaria Germany as part of the occupation army of WWII (1945-1947). Army Air Corps Reserve 1944-1951. He had an extensive career as an Executive Officer in several national companies including Montgomery Ward, where he met his wife, and National Brewing Co. at both the Baltimore and Miami locations.

He had an impressive record of community service in Punta Gorda, Florida where he was Commisioner of Charlotte County Airport Authority and, Chairman of the Punta Gorda Police Pension Board as well as Chairman and Counselor of SCORE for Charlotte/DeSoto Counties, and various other positions.

He was an avid sailor and sailboat owner and maintained his pilot’s license. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his late sister’s children: Kate, Ned, Mary, Bob and Patrick Kenney and their families.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, 27 May , 2020

Memories

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Robert Kenney

May 29, 2020

In the early Thirties, when the Ma& Pa still did her daily crawl behind Roland Park Elementary and past the end of Deepdene Road in Tuxedo park, Robert W. Kroeger, jr. lived with his parents and older sister Joan at 633 Deepdene Road.

The house and three other duplexes on that side of the street were built by his Grandfather John J. Moylan for his children in 1925. Loretta Moylan was his second child and Bob’s mother

Bob’s father created and organized activities for the children on the block during those years when the depression left many families destitute. The pictures below are some of the surviving photos of July 4th activities intended to keep the children occupied but helping the adults just as much.

Bob is holding the flag in 1932 at 5 years old.

Kathleen Kenney

May 25, 2020

From Patrick Kenney:

I loved my visits with Uncle Bob. I’m really going to miss him.

Kathleen Kenney

May 24, 2020

John Schwartzman

May 23, 2020

Glad I was able to accompany Kate on several visits to Bob. He won’t be forgotten by his family!

Mary Kenney

May 22, 2020

My adventurous uncle Bob Kroeger, who sailed, flew, drove a sports car and lived life to the fullest. He loved animals— including his dog Duffy and Sardinian donkey Gina (named for Gina Lolobrigida), who used to greet him at the end of his driveway when he came home from work each day. He was devoted to his wife, providing extraordinary care for her in her last years. I will miss him and his great life stories and wry sense of humor.

Mary Mewborn

May 21, 2020

Rest easy Mr. Bob, we loved you but God loved you best.
Love Always
Mary

Mary Mewborn

May 21, 2020

Rest easy Mr. Bob, we loved you but God loved you best. Rest in the precious arms of the father.
Love Always,
Mary

Kathleen Kenney

May 21, 2020

Lovely photo from Dorothy Goodman from their Punta Gorda days. Dorothy says, "It's how I will always remember Margaret and Bob."

Dorothy Goodman

May 20, 2020

I always enjoyed visiting Bob and Margaret’s lovely homes. Years ago Bob would take my children for rides on his tractor and let them feed his animals. Mostly, I will remember his love and devotion to my cousin, Margaret.

Kate Kenney

May 20, 2020

I have many images of Bob - devoted husband, dapper dresser, storyteller extraordinaire, Duffy’s best friend, staunch Republican, fond uncle. We grew closer as we all got older. Through Bob I also met Mary Mewborn, and no recollections of Bob in New Bern are complete without mention of Mary! Nobody could have been a better friend to him.

I always think of Bob in sunlight - riding his mower while Margaret watched from the sun porch, sailing, fishing, scanning the blue heavens for the Air Force jet trails, taking Duffy for another walk!

FROM THE FAMILY