Robert William Kingston (Breckenridge)

Born: Tue., Sep. 19, 1950
Died: Wed., Apr. 3, 2019


Recitation of the Rosary

1:00 PM Fri., Apr. 12, 2019
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church


Memorial Mass

1:30 PM Fri., Apr. 12, 2019
Location: St. Mary's Catholic Church


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Robert William Kingston, 68 of Breckenridge, Colorado since 2005 passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.  He was born on September 19, 1950 in Staten Island, New York to Thomas Paul and Marguerite Anne Kingston.  He married Patricia Leslie Kingston on September 2, 1972 in Williamson, New York.

Robert received his Bachelor of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1972 and his Masters in Business Administration from Boston University in 1976.  He worked in nuclear engineering for Stone & Webster in Boston, MA. from 1972 to 1975 and worked in design and consulting for IBM from 1977 to 2005.  From 2006 to 2018, he owned and operated his own company, Re-Align Technology that specialized in solar-thermal design and consulting. Robert donated a solar thermal system to the Keystone Science School in 2009 and was a member of the Solar Energy Society, Delta Tau Delta and AOPA.  He enjoyed skiing, hiking, golf, rafting, small plane flying, water skiing and fly fishing.

Robert is survived by his spouse Patricia of Breckenridge; daughter Jessica Kingston of Breckenridge; son David Kingston of Breckenridge; brother Thomas Kingston and wife Lana of Kennebunkport, ME; sister Marguerite Ann Kingston of Staten Island, NY and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.
A rosary service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 109 S. French Street, Breckenridge, CO and will be followed immediately by a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial.  A reception will follow the services,

at 129 Powder Ridge Drive, Breckenridge, CO.  Flowers may be purchased from Garden of Eden flowers, (970) 668-4466 or contributions may be made to Rocky Mountain Cancer Center in Lakewood, (303) 430-2700 or to Red, White and Blue in Breckenridge, (970) 453-2474.  

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David Chin
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019

DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by David .

Our deepest condolences for the loss of your husband & father, know that our thoughts are with you and that he is in a better place now with no pain.


David Chin
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
Patti, Dave & Jess - Bob always was a leader who made the path easier for the rest of us. He is just doing what he has always done since college, although smaller in stature he was large in life.

Robert and Carol Haladyna
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
We were so greatly saddened to hear of Bob’s passing Bob was a great guy, a great friend and most importantly a great husband and father. As I talked to your mom, two words rang true; love and courage. I’m sure the love and courage you showed helped Bob, and the love and courage he showed in turn will help each of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Bob. Please accept our deepest, heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Bob and Carol

Sandi and Jerry Croan
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
Pat, Jes and Dave,
We are truly saddened by the loss of such a fine human. In so many ways, Bob was larger than life. His hearty laugh, adventurous spirit, and huge heart will alway missed. Our sincere and deepest sympathy to you and yours. Too soon!

Vicki and Bill Knowles
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
We remember the long nights of playing Bridge in Acton, MA, the rafting adventures on the Concord, Ware and Miller Rivers, sailing the 42' Whitby for two weeks in the Caribbean, almost going overboard when its engine was smoking, tobogganing down the hills at Belmont, hand-gliding (once was enough!) in New Hampshire, and steaks searing in 20 degrees on the tiny hibachi. I'm still driving a stick-shift car because Bob taught me in 1977 when the gas wars raged in the NorthEast so we could get better mileage. Bob and Pat were always up for an adventure (I don't know if Pat had a choice), so never an hour was wasted. Here's to a life well lived, Mr. Kingston!

Rich Guinta
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
Pat, Jess, and Dave,
Bob will be greatly missed. My annual trips to ski Breckenridge will never be the same. He was a good friend at IBM and we became better friends with his visits to waterski at Lake Carroll and my visits to Breckenridge. He was the ultimate ski guide; knew the mountain well and although he didn’t like to ski as fast as me, he handled the moguls much better. One winter we even took an afternoon off and hiked to Francie’s Cabin south of town.
I will miss his wine selections, knowledge of restaurants, and love of bar-b-que.
He even inspired me to install solar panels on my house in Florida.
I played racquetball with him at the recreation center, but I never got a chance to get him hooked on Pickleball. He and Pat would have loved the game!
May you take joy in all of the fond memories and laugh at the many funny things you did together.

Inna Kuznetsova & Sergey Andreyev
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
Pat, Jess and Dave, our thoughts are with you these days and we wish you strength. Losing Bob was an incredible loss for all of us, and he is always remembered as a dear friend, a mentor, a teacher and a leader to follow.
Inna and Sergey.

Joe and Marilyn Shatt
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
Rob was always so friendly, interesting to talk to, so very helpful - a true friend. We shared so many activities with Rob and Pat - golfing in the Poconos and NC, boating on the lake and the ICW, sailing in the Virgin Islands, skiing all over the West, and playing “serious” bridge. He always made these things so much more fun. We know he will be playing golf in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kingston family, Patty, Dave, Jessica, Tom and Lana, and Peggy.

Marty McGowan
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
It's been years since Bob Kingston and I have seen each other.
We grew up on Bard Avenue on Staten Island and lived next door to each other while growing up .
Bob and the rest of the Kingston family were always nice to the seven boys that lived next door .
Thanks for all your kindness toward the McGowan family.

Marty

Dave and Carolyn Lawrence
   Posted Fri April 12, 2019
Dear Tom,
Thinking of you today and keeping you, and all the family, in our prayers.
Deepest sympathy, Dave and Carolyn

Monica Geocaris
   Posted Wed May 08, 2019
I sent you a note and the PO returned it. I'll try to resend, but in case I get it back again, here it is. Mike called me the day he found out Bob had passed away, and he had just returned from Breckenridge. Calling his mother isn’t something he does very often. Now I’m putting words in his mouth only because he probably won’t tell you and this is my understanding of their relationship. Bob was one of those larger-than-life guys who Mike just thought would be around forever. He had tremendous respect for Bob as a mentor, a professional, a teacher, an employer, a friend; and Bob’s death hit him pretty hard.

His first job out of college was working for Bob, and he liked to tell the story of how he came to work there. He was cold-calling and somehow got Bob’s cell number when he thought he was talking to Personnel. “Oh my gosh! I’m talking to Bob, the CEO, not Bob in Personnel!!” 😊 One thing led to another….

Mike has regrets now that Bob is gone and told me that he often thought of him but didn’t pick up the phone to call and check in. I told him we’re all guilty of that…doesn’t make it okay. Life gets in the way, but it doesn’t mean we forget or lose our love for those who meant so much to us along the way. He was glad one of the installers found him on Linked-In and then able to come at the last minute to Breckenridge to see you, reconnect with old friends, and to honor Bob.

Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. Bob will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him.

Sincerely,
Monica and John Geocaris

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