Robert Nicholas Hein

November 9, 1938October 20, 2013

Robert N. Hein of Ft. Lauderdale passed away on 20 Oct 2013 after a valiant battle with cancer. He was the son of Nicholas and Hazel Hein of Dinuba, California. Born on 09 Nov 1938, he graduated from San Diego State University and was then commissioned in the United States Navy, where he served 3 tours in Vietnam piloting the P-2 Neptune aircraft. Following his service in the Navy, he transitioned his flying skills to United Air Lines, retiring in 1998 as a 757 Captain. Following his retirement, he focused his attention on the Broward County Navy League, serving as its president in 2007. He is survived by his wife Denise, sons Robert, Denis and Steven, and Grandchildren Matt, Chris, Haida, Gabriel, Ethan and Olivia. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday, Oct 25 from 2-6pm. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11am at St. Sebastian Catholic Church 2000 Marietta Dr. Ft. Lauderdale 33316. Arrangements entrusted to Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home 4061 N Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale 33308, (954) 565-5591 –


  • Visitation Friday, October 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 26, 2013

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Glenn Wiltshire

October 28, 2013

Our deepest sympathies to the family on Bob's passing. I only knew Bob for a few years as a fellow Broward County Navy League Council Board member, and he was a strong supporter of all of the sea services. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during their time of sorrow. Glenn Wiltshire

Donna Lorgeree

October 27, 2013

Denis I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. love to you all.

Dorothy Porges

October 27, 2013

My husband Jay and I met Denise and Bob when they first joined the Navy League. Within a few short weeks they were volunteering to help whenever and wherever needed. They worked as a team in everything they did, supporting each other. Some of the best times were at the Coast Guard Station when they helped with the Easter Party for the children. Bob was behind the grill, joking and cooking up the best burgers and franks and Denise working with the kids hunting for those elusive eggs. God bless him and keep him safe in his loving arms. Dorothy Porges

Carol Atria

October 27, 2013

Dear He in Family, We were so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Jim & Carol Atria & Family

Susan Phillips

October 26, 2013

Dear Denise, Robert, Denis, Steven and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We are remembering your times spent in Denver..and how Bob loved fishing.
I know he will be remembered in the hearts of many.
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you.
Love, Susan & Gary & Logan & Baron

Kathleen and John Keating

October 24, 2013

Dear friend of 30 years. We have seen our children raised through grade school and high school. You and Denise can be proud. Your journey and battle is now over. You can now rest in the arms of God. You will always be remembered and respected.

David Hopson

October 24, 2013

Denis & Family,

Very sorry to hear about the loss of your father Robert. Take care of yourselves and be strong during this difficult time. As a family you can take care of each other and keep the memory and spirit of Robert alive. From Laura, Morgann and I, our condolences.

Lisa Nordby Ross

October 23, 2013

To the Hein family, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Hein passing away. What a wonderful man. My prayers and condolences as you go through this difficult time.

October 23, 2013

October 23, 2013