Robert G. “Bob” Kinzler

Posted On July 13th, 2013 -

Robert G. “Bob” Kinzler Of Grants Pass, OR, passed away on June 14, 2013 at the age of 91. Bob was born in Newark, NJ on March 7, 1922. He was a WWII veteran and joined the army in 1940. He was stationed at Schofield Barracks on Oahu when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Bob loved Hawaii and returned to settle in Aiea on Oahu in 1954, after earning a BS degree in chemical engineering in NJ. He was employed by C&H Sugar and worked at the refinery in Aiea for 30 years. After retiring from C&H, Bob volunteered at the Arizona Memorial, as a Pearl Harbor Survivor, for 26 years. Bob moved to Grants Pass in April 2012, to live with his daughter JoAnn. Bob’s many interests included shell and stamp collecting, Junior Achievement, announcing his daughter’s swim meets and researching the family genealogy. He was an avid reader of non-fiction. He will be remembered for his integrity, intelligence, courage and strength of character. Bob will be missed by all who knew him. Survivors include daughters, JoAnn Krug, Karen Strang, Sue Manteiga, and stepdaughter Mary Kua; 11 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Jane, second wife Esther, his parents, 2 brothers and sister. Donations can be made in his memory to Pacific Historic Parks, 94-1187 Ka Uka Blvd, Waipahu, HI 96797. Aloha and Mahalo to his Hawaii ohana. A hui ho kakou

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran