It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing Robert Reed Van Keuren, Sr. on Nov 7, 2019, in Leesburg, FL. He was born May 4th, 1934 in Pawling, NY and is survived by his wife, Lois Van Keuren and his stepchildren, daughter Janet Sheppard and Sherry Patrilla and his grandsons Alex and Christopher. Robert is also survived by his children Vickee (Keith) Kimball, Robert Jr. (Kim) Van Keruen, Debra Van Keuren, Edward (Susan) Van Keuren, four grandchildren, Ian, Austin, Ben, & Mike and one great-grandson Wyatt. He was preceded in death by his parents and former wife, Joyce Van Keuren.
Robert, or Bob as he was known, had many interests throughout life, including boating, fishing, and gardening. He lived life to its fullest and deeply loved all of his children and grandchildren. He proudly served in the US Navy on the USS Rochester during the Korean War. He retired from IBM after 30 years of employment and was the owner of two businesses in his home town of Pawling, NY, The Country Kitchen, and Towne Motors. During his life in Pawling, he was a constable, court officer, a member of the Whaley Lake Civic Associaton, a member of the Pawling Volunteer Fire Department and was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 6389. He also served as a Village Justice. He spent the last 30 years of his life between Hilton Head Island, SC, Crossville, TN, and Leesburg, FL using his many skills helping others. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery at a future date.