Robert Joseph Kidd, age 95, of West Grove, PA, formerly of Huntingdon Valley, PA, passed away on Wednesday May 19, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Barbara Schwing Kidd, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage and the late Elaine Stefan Kidd with whom he shared 13 years of marriage.
Robert was born March 6, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA was a son of the late Robert Kidd and the late Katherine Arntz Kidd. After graduating Northeast Catholic High School in three years, Robert went on to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1950 earning a Bachelor of Science in zoology. During World War II and his freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. Robert served in Naval Intelligence in the Pacific Theater on the island of Guam earning the Asiatic / Pacific Theater ribbon and Naval Unit Commendation.
Robert worked for a major insurance company and retired in 1987 as a Regional Group Pension Manager after 33 years of service. He was also on the Board of Directors of the Frankford Building and Loan Association for twenty years. After he retired, Robert enjoyed seeing the world while he and his wife, Barbara, traveled extensively. In addition to Europe and South America, they visited Israel, Egypt, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, China, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Polynesia, and the entire Pacific Rim including Australia and New Zealand.
In addition to his wife Barbara, he is survived by two daughters, Amy Kidd-Suplick (Gregory) and Elise Kidd; one son, Kenneth Kidd; and six grandchildren, Max, Jack, Samantha, Emilea, Noah, and Nathaniel. He was predeceased by his brother Ronald F. Kidd, Esq. (Catherine).
You are invited to visit with Robert’s family and friends from 10-11AM Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 611 Knowles Ave, Southampton, PA 18966. His memorial Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11AM. Interment with full military honors will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Kennett Area Community Service Food Cupboard (www.kacsonline.net/give.html).
PLEASE RSVP To Roberts Life Celebration Reception at his favorite Pizzeria & Ristorante Italiano Angelo's http://evite.me/sZxE8fTtzq
Arrangements are by Matt Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (1-800-FUNERAL). To view Robert’s online obituary, please visit www.griecofunerals.com.
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Kennett Area Community Service Food Cupboard
136 W. Cedar Street, Kennett Square PA 19348