Robert A. Kroon, Sr., 82, of 7 Wildwood Ave., died at 5:15 a.m., Saturday (Dec. 22, 2012) in his home, where he had been lovingly cared for by his family, as well as by Hospice.
Bob was born in Jamestown on June 14, 1930, the son of the late David R. and Elva Knapp Kroon, both of whom died in an automobile accident in Oregon on June 9, 1949.
A 1948 graduate of Jamestown High School, Bob had been employed by Rockman's Super Duper Grocery Store for 25 years as produce manager and in the dairy department. He retired in 1992 from Jamestown Metal Products. Following retirement, Bob enjoyed driving the courtesy van for Lake County Dodge, his favorite job as he met and chatted with many people.
Robert A. Kroon, Sr.
He has been a member of First Baptist Church, the Judson Fellowship and currently belonged to Camp Street United Methodist Church.
Bob was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 41 years and was always grateful for the support of his many friends in the program.
He was very proud of his Swedish Heritage and belonged to the Elk Township Historical Society in Scandia, Pa. He was a member of the Ingjald Viking Lodge No. 65, Chautauqua Lake Fishing Association and was a charter member of the Lakewood-Celoron Moose Lodge No. 2587. He also enjoyed Little Theatre and the Senior Citizens of Jamestown.
Bob is survived by his wife, Ann Davison Kroon, whom he married April 26, 1952 at the Mayville United Methodist Church. Together they celebrated 60 years of marriage this past April with a family dinner. Also surviving are two sons, Robert A. (Jo-El) Kroon, Jr., of Lake Hopatcong, N.J., and Jeffrey C. (Kelly) Kroon of Jamestown; a daughter, Sally A. Kroon of Garden City, S.C.; three grandchildren, Bryan M. (Courtney) Kroon of Kenmore, N.Y., John C. Kroon of Edmond, Okla., and Krista N. Kroon of Buffalo; and a nephew, David (Vickie) Kroon of Granbury, Texas; and niece, Candace (Roy) Bracken of Burleson, Texas.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane H. Kroon in 1958, and a brother, Carl R. Kroon in 2004.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 28 at Camp Street United Methodist Church. Pastor Kevin Costner officiated. Burial was in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Friends were received from 4 to 7 p.m.. Thursday in the Lind Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Jamestown Boys and Girls Club, 62 Allen St., Jamestown, N.Y. 14701; Camp Street United Methodist Church, 110 Sanford Dr., Jamestown, N.Y. 14701; Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, N.Y. 14750; or to the Alanon Association of Jamestown, 511 E 2nd St., Jamestown, N.Y. 14701.
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