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W. Robert Kilbourn, Ii

May 6, 1931 — January 29, 2021

W. Robert Kilbourn, II, age 89, of Joppa, Maryland passed away on January 29, 2021 at his home. Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, Bob was the son of the late William Robert and Evelyn Herrick (Schulze) Kilbourn and husband of 56 years to C. Josephine (Oberg) Kilbourn. He graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in Mining Engineering.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, graduating from The Army Intelligence School at Fort Holabird, MD.

He was a member of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), a member of The Society of Manufacturing Engineers, a member of the Baltimore Kickers where he was co-chef for many years. He served on the Board of the Foster Branch HOA and was President for ten years. While a member of the Bel Air Church of Christ he served as teacher, elder and interim preacher. He was a member of Cornerstone Community Church and actively participated in Bible classes and community groups.

Following discharge from the Army, he worked for the Bureau of Mines He left the BOM and started his own business, Fiberglass Unlimited and one of many projects he designed and manufactured were buoys for the Cuss-I, a drilling project of the earth’s crust off the coast of California. He worked as a Plastics Engineer for Lockheed Martin, heading up their Advanced Materials and Technology Lab. He retired in 1996 and then worked for ICR (Insect Control & Research) as a technical writer retiring in 2006 after 10 years of service. During his career, he was also a Consulting Engineer for Korea Production Technology Corp., working with their small to medium plastics industry.

He was a "Renaissance Man", who enjoyed photography, sailing, painting animals as well as painting abstract art from what he saw when he closed his eyes. He loved to travel and especially cruising. He was an avid reader and with his fellow opera buddies, Marv and Kevin, was a subscriber to The Baltimore Opera.

In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by his daughter, Rachel J. Davis of Franklin, WI; two sons, Kenneth R. Kilbourn and his wife Stephanie of Oklahoma City, OK, and Timothy H. Kilbourn of Joppa; daughter-by-choice, Boni R. Brooks of Joppa; granddaughters, Megan L. Davis of Greendale, WI, and Rebecca Davis of Boston, MA; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley J. Ball.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11am at Cornerstone Community Church, Joppa, MD. COVID guidelines in effect at that time will be required.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Luna’s House, Inc (a no kill animal shelter), 2801 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood, MD 21040-1309.

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