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Dr. Robert Kromer

Dr. Robert Kromer, 90 formerly of Sandusky and residing in Jacksonville, FL passed away Monday morning, January 22, 2018 at St. Vincent Medical Center in Jacksonville.

Robert was born on June 21, 1927 in Kimball, OH to the late Leonard A. and Cecelia (Good) Kromer.

Robert was a 1945 graduate of Margaretta High School and received his BA from Ohio University in 1948. He received his D.O. from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1952. Robert practiced general osteopathic medicine in Sandusky starting in 1953 until his retirement in 1993. He was associated with the former Sandusky Memorial Hospital, then, later the Firelands Community Hospital until his retirement. Robert was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was actively involved on many levels with multiple professional and service organizations at the local, state and national levels. He was a Veteran of the US Navy serving during WWII. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling, Toft's Ice Cream and spending time with his family and friends.

Robert is survived by three daughters, Kathryn (Gene) Goff of Sandusky, Susan (Deb Wright) Kromer of Honolulu, HI and Wendy (Scott) Schell of Sandusky; sons, Thomas (Dana) of Dublin, OH, Stephen (Deb Hibjan) of Seven Hills, OH and James (Mary Jo) Kromer of Sandusky; ten grandchildren, Lezlie, Vincent, Joseph, Tim, Audrey, Mitchel, Robert, Francis, Maureen and Mary; his longtime companion, Martha Ann Yost; sisters, Sister Mary Mona Kromer of Whitehouse, OH and Carol Kromer of Sandusky; brother, Charles (Kathy) Kromer of Dayton and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his wife, Joan A. (Avery) Kromer in 1996; sisters, Marjorie Bauer, Shirley Brown, Ramona Kromer and Evelyn Zeller and brothers, Oliver, Johnny, Gilbert and Russell Kromer.

Friends may call on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 2 to 5pm at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. The Knights of Columbus Assembly #813 Honor Guard will stand guard from 4:00pm until the time of Chalice Presentation at 4:45pm. Prayers will be recited in the funeral home on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 9:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky. Father Phil Feltman will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.

Those wishing to contribute to Robert's memory may do so to the Sandusky St. Mary's Foundation, 410 W. Jefferson St., Sandusky, OH 44870.

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