Robert J. Kehrbaum
05/10/1932 - 07/12/2021
Robert J. Kehrbaum, 89, of Mountainhome, died Monday afternoon, July 12, 2021, at All American Assisted Living in Hillsborough, NJ.
Born on May 10, 1932, in Queens, NY, he was a son of the late Frank and Agnes (Anderson) Kehrbaum and has resided in Mountainhome since 1974.
Robert was a Battalion Chief with the New York City Fire department as well as served in the United States Air Force both on active duty and in the Reserves. He retired from the New York City Fire Department in 1974 after over 20 years of service.
Bob aka "Chief" was an active member of the former St. Bernadette's Roman Catholic Church in Canadensis and the New York City Retired Firemen's Association. Furthermore, he trained many of the firefighters in the Pocono Region and owned the Pocono Home Inspection company.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen C. (Underwood) Kehrbaum; three children, John Kehrbaum and wife Tita Ugalde of Los Angeles, CA, Catherine Friedrich and husband Curt of Clermont, FL and Ellen Compell and husband Chris of Hillsborough, NJ; five grandchildren, Ian, Viktoria, Hope, Samantha and Allison; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Kehrbaum, Jr in 1980; and four siblings, Richard Kehrbaum, Frank Kehrbaum, Agnes Lagrange, and Anne Hommel.
There will be a visitation for family and friends on Sunday, July 18, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 19, at 10:00 AM at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church, 78 Ridgeway Street, East Stroudsburg. Burial will follow at Laurelwood Cemetery in Stroudsburg.
Instead of flowers, the family requests that memorial remembrances be made to the FDNY Foundation (fdnyfoundation.org
William H. Clark Funeral Home
1003 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 www.wmhclarkfuneralhome.com
Published by Pocono Record from Jul. 15 to Jul. 16, 2021.