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George Adelbert Strong

Robert B "Shortie" Strong

Robert B "Shortie" Strong

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  • Name Robert B "Shortie" Strong 
    Nickname Shortie 
    Born 28 Nov 1926  Kalamazoo Township,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His birth certificate is "Record # 131, dated 1-10-27, Vol. No. 1926 Page 14 Kal. Twp. " on file in Kalamazoo.
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1959-1988  Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Journeyman Machinist 
    • for National Waterlift Company now Parker-Hannifin
    Died 18 May 2012  Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 20 May 2012  Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Kalamazoo Gazette 
    • Robert Strong


      STRONG,
      ROBERT B. "SHORTIE"
      Grand Junction, MI


      Passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 at Kairos Dwelling. Age 85 years. Robert was
      born on
      November 28, 1926, the son of the late George A. and Anna (Kemple) Strong. He
      worked for Parker-Hannifin, retiring after 35 years of service. He was a member
      of Bloomingdale Christian Church. He enjoyed spending time with his
      grandchildren and great-grandchildren, dancing, traveling, playing cards,
      fishing, hunting and gardening. Robert was married to Patricia (Skelton) Strong
      on March 1, 1952; she survives him. Also surviving are two sons and two
      daughters, Russell (Gwen) Strong of Vicksburg, Sharon Bradley of Oshtemo,
      Margaret (Oria) Bagley of Portage and Douglas (Penny) Strong of Portage; eleven
      grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins;
      and two special friends, Duane and Melissa Dalrymple. Robert was preceded in
      death by one great-granddaughter; two brothers and six sisters. Friends may
      visit with the family from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2012
      at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th St.,
      www.langelands.com. Funeral service will take place 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May
      23, 2012 at the funeral home. Pastor Timothy Farley and Pastor Bill Napp will
      officiate with interment in Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park North, 1717 Drake Rd.
      Memorials may be made to Kairos Dwelling, 2945 Gull Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49048.


      Published in Kalamazoo Gazette on May 20, 2012
    Cemetery 23 May 2012  Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park North 
    Buried 23 May 2012  Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Robert B Strong, 1926-2012
    Robert B Strong, 1926-2012
    Notes 
    • How my father got his middle name of "B", was when he was born he was so tiny that when they held him they said "Robert be strong!" So they named him Robert B Strong.
    Person ID I9  Rgstrong Family genes. | Descendants of Josiah Churchill, abt 1615, Descendants of Leonard Phillip Conine, 1799-1873, Descendants of Samuel Halladay, 1680-1741, Descendants of Jacob Kemple, 1818-1894, Descendants of Ebenezer Pratt, I7152 and Noah Halladay, I8837, Descendants of Ebenezer Pratt, 1763-1805, Descendants of John Skelton, 1793-1877, Descendants of William Steare, -1720, Descendants of Roger Stevens II, 1730-1808, Descendants of Samuel Strong, I7180, Descendants of Joseph W. Trexell, 1844
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2019 

    DNA Tests  2 DNA tests are associated with Robert B "Shortie" Strong 

    Father AncestorsGeorge Adelbert Strong,   b. 11 Dec 1887, Nottawa,St. Joseph,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1959, Vicksburg,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother AncestorsAnna Abigail Kemple,   b. 23 Jan 1888, Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1984, Scotts,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 2 May 1907  Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 AncestorsPatricia Ruth Skelton 
    Children 
    +1. Russell George Strong
    +2. Sharon Patricia Strong
    +3. Margaret Ann Strong
    +4. Douglas Robert Strong
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jean Carelyn Misener 
    Children 
    +1. Suzanne Blood
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F9340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map Click to display
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Nov 1926 - Kalamazoo Township,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Journeyman Machinist - 1959-1988 - Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 May 2012 - Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Kalamazoo Gazette - 20 May 2012 - Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCemetery - Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park North - 23 May 2012 - Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 May 2012 - Kalamazoo,Kalamazoo,Michigan,United States Link to Google Earth
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    My dad at the family reunion

  • Sources 
    1. [S698] The Kalamazoo Gazette, Michigan. Kalamazoo., (http://obits.mlive.com: 2009), "Robert Strong Obituary: View Robert Strong's Obituary by Kalamazoo Gazette," 5/20/2012, online obituaries (http://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/kalamazoo/obituary.aspx?n=robert-strong&pid=157727561&fhid=8372). (Reliability: 4), 21 May 2012.
      STRONG,
      ROBERT B. "SHORTIE"
      Grand Junction, MI

      Passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 at Kairos Dwelling. Age 85 years. Robert was born on
      November 28, 1926, the son of the late George A. and Anna (Kemple) Strong. He worked for Parker-Hannifin, retiring after 35 years of service. He was a member of Bloomingdale Christian Church. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, dancing, traveling, playing cards, fishing, hunting and gardening. Robert was married to Patricia (Skelton) Strong on March 1, 1952; she survives him. Also surviving are two sons and two daughters, Russell (Gwen) Strong of Vicksburg, Sharon Bradley of Oshtemo, Margaret (Oria) Bagley of Portage and Douglas (Penny) Strong of Portage; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and two special friends, Duane and Melissa Dalrymple. Robert was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter; two brothers and six sisters. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th St., www.langelands.com <http://www.langelands.com>. Funeral service will take place 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the funeral home. Pastor Timothy Farley and Pastor Bill Napp will officiate with interment in Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park North, 1717 Drake Rd. Memorials may be made to Kairos Dwelling, 2945 Gull Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49048.

      Published in Kalamazoo Gazette on May 20, 2012