Norbert K. Kindler


Norbert K. Kindler, 87, passed peacefully in the early morning of Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. Born on May 27, 1935 in Ulysses, Neb. to the late Alvin and Dorothy Kindler, he grew up in Evanston but has called Chesapeake, Va. home for the last 52 years.  After being transferred there by the United States Navy; he served a 20 year career as an Aviation Storekeeper.

“Norb” or “Bob” is survived by Gerrie Kindler, his soulmate and wife of 61 years; his son John Keith  Kindler; his daughter Robin Snodgrass; his daughter Teresa Mizell and husband Tim; and grandchildren, Cameron Snodgrass and Alanna, Katie Norman and husband Wade, Zach Mizell and Viviana, and Madison VanAllen.; great-grandchildren Avery, Easton, Layla, Wilder and Lilly who brought great joy and pride to his blessed life.

“Norb” was the third in line of 11 children and he was extremely proud of his large and close extended family.  Siblings include Janice, Patty, Rhonda, Keith, Jae Dee, Raeoma, Tommy, Twyla, Vietta,  Ila Gae; and he had numerous nieces and nephews he loved talking to and sharing their stories. He was a 1953 graduate of Evanston High and excitedly attended many class reunions.

“Bob” loved life.  He enjoyed traveling, playing cards, shooting pool, giving advice, and telling stories.  Never meeting a stranger, he rarely missed the chance to share old Navy stories.  He was a tremendous fan of all sports.  A high school basketball player, he was involved in coaching Deep Creek Little League baseball for thirty years, and passionately cheered on football teams, especially the Deep Creek Hornets or Cowboys.

Bob” loved his family,  had so many friends, and good neighbors. His little sheltie dog Thea was his sidekick and buddy for many years. He will be truly missed by many.

A funeral will be held on Monday, Dec. 12, at 12:30 p.m. at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel. Burial will be at Albert G. Horton Jr. Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, Va. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home Portsmouth Boulevard Chapel Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.