Robert D. Cribbs
Robert D. Cribbs, of Mount Vernon, was born in Mason City, Iowa, to parents, Harry and Ethel (Jones) Cribbs, on Sept. 8, 1927. He passed away at age 90, with his daughters at his side, at Hallmar Care Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on June 13, 2018.
While in high school, he reached the rank of Eagle Scout, the Boy Scouts' highest award. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and served three years during World War II. After one year of radar training, he was assigned to the fleet training school in Hawaii and later to the USS Boxer aircraft carrier.
He received a BS degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State College and an MS degree in industrial engineering from the University of Iowa. He worked as an electrical engineer for Collins Radio Co./Rockwell for 38 years where he designed radio communication equipment.
He married F. Phyllis Olson of Carlisle on July 27, 1952.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
He is survived by his two daughters, Cynthia Myers of Nevada and Patricia (Greg) Sindt of Story City; five grandchildren, Sarah (Myers) Arndt, Christa Sindt, Amanda (Sindt) Ryon, Andrew Sindt and Abigail Sindt; four great-grandchildren; and his brother, Richard of Tucson.
He enjoyed time with his grandchildren and longtime dog companion, Poodles. Robert was a very kind, caring gentleman who will be missed by his family and friends.
The family appreciates the kindness of the Hallmar staff.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories, 4200 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids. Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m. preceding the memorial service. Burial with military honors will be in Carlisle, Iowa, following the memorial service.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.