In Memory

Robert F. Kroth

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10/26/20 10:40 AM #1    

Thomas G. Berstene

On Sunday 25 Oct, I received notice from Barb Kroth, Bob's younger sister, that Bob had passed away during the night.  Barb was at his side as she went out to the San Francisco are and helped Bob get into Hospice Care.  Bob had discovered a lesion on his neck last November and decided not to have it treated.  After High School, Bob went into the Air Force and served in Germany as a Crash Vehicle crew member.  Upon returning to Home, Bob moved to San Francisco where he lived. 

I remember Bob fondly because he was the first person I met at the Welcome to the New Williamsville North HS.  I walked in having just moved to Williamsville from Connecticut.  He walked up to me, introduced himself and brought me over to his group of friends including Nate Bork, Bob Poore, and Art Ward.  Through the years, I would get updates on Bob through my younger sister, a classmates of Barb's and from my younger brother who lived and worked in the San Francisco area.  Bob and he would run into each other from time to time.  Bob always remained a good friend.

10/26/20 02:13 PM #2    

Janet E. Deth (Schmidt)

Check out the photos from the reunion above:

So sad...Bob was one of those friends that checked in on his "Buds" every year -usually at Thanksgiving-almost every year.  I will be missing him.  We are all so glad that he made it for the reunion so we could remember Bob in a happy moment. 



10/27/20 01:03 AM #3    

Timothy A. McDonald

I am greatly saddened to learn of Bob's passing.  He was a dear friend, a warm and caring human being, and one of the kindest people I have known in my life.  Going back to our time in high school (before our class was split for our senior year), he was so much fun to be around and we shared many good times together.  He was one of those friends who I missed the most when the new high school opened and separated so many of us from each other.  Over the years, we often talked on the phone, and would get together when he came back to Williamsville.  He had a passion for the Buffalo Bills, and loved to call after a Bills game to talk about the game and the team's prospects.  I will miss his warm, genuine smile and his sense of humor, and his energy and passion for life.  Even during his illness, I never heard him complain.  For those of us who were fortunate to have known him and have called him a dear friend, he will be sorely missed.  He was one of the truly good people I have ever known.  May he rest in peace.                

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