Robert W. "Bob" Kress
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Gainesville, Va. - Robert W. Kress, 79, of Gainesville, Va., passed away on April 17, 2018, at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Bob was born and raised in Noank. He graduated from Fitch High School and received civil engineering degrees from Yale University in 1961 and 1964. Bob and his family moved to the Princeton, N.J. area in 1977, where Bob was employed by Princeton University as a facilities construction manager until his retirement in 2009. In 2016, he and his wife relocated to Virginia to be closer to family.

Bob is survived by his wife, Kathleen Nicholson Kress, and his daughters and sons-in-law, Julie K. Becker and Jeffrey Becker, currently residing in Prague in the Czech Republic, and Joann K. and Michael Hardy of Clifton, Va. Also surviving PopPop are his grandchildren, Ryan Becker, Nicholas Hardy and Lily Hardy, who will always be the lights and love of his life. In addition, he is survived by his cousins, Irene McDonough and Marie Craddock of Stonington and New London respectively, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Karen and Robert Wardrop of Newington, and his nephew, James Wardrop of Cromwell.

Burial services were private.

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Published in The Day on May 1, 2018.
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May 7, 2018
Kathy:Just read of Bob's death - I am so sorry. It has been a very long time but I remember you and your "much younger" family well. Your family is in my prayers. Jim Williamson
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