Robert Kraay Obituary – Has Died: Robert Allen “Weave” Kraay, 93, of Colfax, died on Sunday, March 27, 2016. Mr. Kraay was conceived May 18, 1922, in Highland, Indiana to the late Arthur and Minnie Brink Kraay. Sway went to state-funded schools in Munster and Hammond, moving on from Hammond High School in 1939. He went to Purdue University where he accepted his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He accepted his Master of Science in Industrial Management from MIT.
Following graduation, he went to US Naval Reserve Midshipman’s School at Northwestern University. After concentrated investigations at Harvard University and at MIT, he turned into the radar upkeep official on the USS Astoria.
In 1945, Bob met his first love, Pearl Santefort, and they were hitched in Long Beach, California. Pearl and Bob partook in an interesting coexistence. Their 26 maneuvers permitted them to encounter a lot of our nation while making numerous companions. They were attached to playing golf and did as such in a real sense from one coast to another. They additionally voyaged broadly all through the world.
After helping in the Navy, he was utilized in 1946 by Western Electric, the assembling, and supply unit of AT&T, as an assembling cycle and advancement engineer at its Hawthorne Works in Cicero, Illinois.
His profession proceeded with expanding designing and regulatory administration obligations. He became General Manager of the Reading Plant in 1964, General Manager of the Central Region of the Service Division in 1965, and of the Kansas City Works in 1968. In 1971, he was named the Executive Vice President of Sandia Laboratories, a weapons research center in New Mexico worked by Western Electric for the United States government.
In 1972, Bob got back to Western Electric and became Vice President, Human Resources. His obligations moved to Purchase and Transportation in 1976, and Engineering Resources in 1983, which position he held until he resigned in 1985 when he and Pearl got back to Greensboro.
During his expert profession, Mr. Kraay was granted five licenses. He was dynamic in numerous municipal, instructive, and expressions associations remembering enrollment for the Boards of Trustees of North Carolina An and T State University, the University of North Carolina Greensboro, North Carolina State University School of Engineering, the University of Missouri, the Boards of Directors of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, and the Greensboro Opera, the Reading, PA Hospital, the Northwestern Hospital, Skokie, IL. Furthermore, numerous others.
Alongside his folks, he was gone before in death by his two siblings, a sister, and his child, Daniel.
Those left to value his memory incorporate his significant other, Pearl, his child, Bradley of Atlanta, his grandson, Robert of Atlanta, two nieces, and a nephew.
The family says thanks to Dr. Tom Brackbill and medical caretaker, Melinda Pratt, for their fellowship and expert consideration over the numerous years. The family likewise on account of the many staff individuals at River Landing Wingfoot and Community Hospice who added to his solace and care in recent months.