Robert S. Kester, 83, passed away on February 15, 2013 after a short battle with cancer. |
Robert was born in Akron and was employed with Babcock & Wilcox as an inspector in the Nuclear Energy Division, retiring after 46 years of service in 1994. He was a Korean era Army veteran.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Ethel and brother, Irvin Kester. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Beverly Kester (nee Jeffries); son, Matt Kester; daughter, Wendy Kester; granddaughters, Vickie Kester and Melissa (Jessy) Westfall; great-grandsons, Ashton and Ayden; brother, John (Linda) Kester; sisters, Ellen (Fred) Appleman, Marilyn (Rollie) Walk, Lois (Bruce) Tunnell and Ann Dibble; brother-in-law, Roy (Betty) Jeffries.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd., Akron, OH 44319 (SR 619) with Pastor Bob Beal officiating. Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made in Robert's name to the Haven of Rest Ministries, P.O. Box 547, Akron Ohio 44309-0547 or to Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service, C/O Akron General Foundation, 400 Wabash Ave., Akron Ohio 44307-2463. To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at www.schermesserfh.com. SCHERMESSER GREEN, (330) 899-9107
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2013