Robert "Bob" George Kiley
November 26, 1932 – November 17, 2021
Robert G. Kiley “Bob”, 88, of Bradenton, Florida passed away on November 17th, 2021. He was born on November 26th, 1932 in Jersey City, New Jersey to George T. Kiley and Sophie Brodtman. Bob was a resident of Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia for 21 years, North Port, Florida for 7 years, and Bradenton, Florida for 4 years. He graduated from Teaneck High School and Fairly Dickinson University. He was an Army Airborne Ranger from 1949 to 1952, and a Combat Veteran in the Korean War.
Bob Kiley was a member of Bradenton Baptist Church, and RICA (Ranger Infantry Companies Airborne, an organization of Rangers who served in the Korean War). He loved fishing and playing golf, and as a man he had a wonderful disposition, was kind and generous, cheerful, and especially loving.
Preceded in death by his mother, Sophie Brodtman, his father, George T. Kiley, and his brother, Ronald T. Kiley. He is survived by his wife Mary Elizabeth Kiley “Betty”, his sister, Gladys Elting, his brother-in-law, Norman W. Biller Jr. (Loretta), and his nieces and nephews, Norman Biller (Shannon), Janine Shinn (Stan), Mark Biller (Cindy), and his special friend, Christine Herrick (Wayne).
In lieu of donations, please donate to Tidewell Hospice located at 4151 37th Street East in Palmetto, Florida 34221.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ManasotaMemorial.com for the Kiley family.
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Robert "Bob" George Kiley
Carolyn and Jerry Berkstresser
November 27, 2021
We knew Bob and Betty for the entire time of their loving marriage, having attended and been part of their ceremony 62 years ago. Over the years we have kept track of each other even though we often lived many miles apart. We enjoyed it when we all retired to Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. When they moved to Florida we continued our friendship taking vacations together and many happy boat trips. We all will miss Bob tremendously! He was a dear, dear man. We send our sympathy to Betty as she undergoes this great loss. Love to you Bet from both of us.
November 22, 2021
Bob was the sweetest, most considerate and generous husband I could have ever had. We loved and respected each other and I will miss him terribly. But I am consoled by the fact that we both had asked Jesus to be our Lord and Savior, and because we did that, I know that I will join him again someday soon. He really enjoyed the cruises we took with friends later in our retirement.