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In Memory of

Robert F. Kuhn

September 27, 1926 - September 13, 2017

Obituary


Robert F. "Bob" Kuhn, 90, passed away peacefully at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Sept. 13, 2017. Born on Sept. 27, 1926 to Edward and Josephine (Grzybowski) Kuhn, Bob was raised on Catherine Street, and to this day he thoroughly enjoyed reminiscing about growing up in downtown Ann Arbor and sharing the history of the family building. Bob was a life-long resident of Ann Arbor and a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He graduated from Ann Arbor High in 1944 and joined the U.S. Navy. He proudly served on the...

Robert F. "Bob" Kuhn, 90, passed away peacefully at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Sept. 13, 2017. Born on Sept. 27, 1926 to Edward and Josephine (Grzybowski) Kuhn, Bob was raised on Catherine Street, and to this day he thoroughly enjoyed reminiscing about growing up in downtown Ann Arbor and sharing the history of the family building. Bob was a life-long resident of Ann Arbor and a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He graduated from Ann Arbor High in 1944 and joined the U.S. Navy. He proudly served on the U.S.S. Bairoko escort carrier which has been a very important part of his life, including organizing and attending all 20 years of Bairoko reunions and reuniting crewmembers from across the country. On Sept. 4, 1948, he married Roberta J. "Bobbie" McEwan. They recently celebrated 69 years of marriage and built a wonderful life together. Bob worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Company for 35 years before retiring in 1982 as a member of the Michigan Bell Pioneers retirement group. He also spent many years working for the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department as a part-time Deputy Sheriff. He enjoyed working the University of Michigan football games directing traffic. Bob had many hobbies including collecting cash registers, pencil sharpeners, stamps, and coins to name a few. He and Bobbie enjoyed meeting friends for coffee and doughnuts at Dimo's every Saturday morning for many years. One of Bob's favorite outings was frequenting Treasure Mart on Detroit Street. Bob was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and had tremendous love for his family. He is survived by his wife, Roberta "Bobbie" Kuhn; his son Robert (Rob) E. Kuhn and wife Sharon of Saline, Mich.; his daughter Marti Smith and husband Tim of Winter Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren: Jaime Kuhn of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Andrew Kuhn of Merced, Calif.; Kelli and Kyle Smith of Winter Springs, Fla.; a great-grandson, Brock Lemire of Winter Springs, Fla.; as well as a niece, nephews, and many cousins. A funeral service will be Monday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. at Muehlig Funeral Chapel with visitation on Sunday, September 17 from 4:00-8:00pm, and on Monday, September 18 from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of the service. Please visit the funeral home website to leave the family your condolences.