Obituary Details

Robert Kenneth Orr

January 26, 1945 - August 22, 2019

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
Date:
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Time:
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Mass

Location:
Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
Date:
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Service Time:
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

Robert (Bob) Kenneth Orr, 74, died suddenly Thursday, August 22, 2019. Bob was born and raised in Syracuse, NY, the son of Kenneth and Rosemary Orr. He attended Syracuse University graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Bob married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Thomson, in 1967. His employment history includes working for General Electric in Utica, NY and Daytona Beach, FL prior to moving to North Carolina and working in Personnel at UNC Chapel Hill. Being an entrepreneur at heart, Bob opened Swensen’s on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh in the 1980’s.

As the eldest son, Bob truly loved being there for his family and to offer his support to help them reach their full potential. Bob was an avid sports fan and also had a passion for rescuing abandoned dogs and cats.

Bob was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his spouse, Beverly; his mother, Rosemary; and siblings, Robin Burlingame, Randy (Susan) Orr, and Dawn Smith, as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at eleven o'clock in the morning at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Raleigh. A visitation will precede the mass at 10:00 am. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Syracuse, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to Eternal Word Television Network (www.ewtn.com) or Second Chance Pet Adoptions (www.secondchancenc.org).
Posted by:
Bert N Hodges
Posted on:
August 28, 2019
Lit a candle in memory of Robert Kenneth Orr
Posted by:
Alice Young
Posted on:
August 26, 2019
Bob and I were sorry to hear of Bob's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers...May he rest in peace.

Alice (Christ) and Bob Young
Posted by:
Donna Solomon Lavonier
Posted on:
August 26, 2019
Bev, so sorry about he passing of Bob. I remember you and Bob from high school. Prayers for you and your family.
Donna Solomon Lavonier
Posted by:
David Middleton
Posted on:
August 25, 2019
My sincerest condolences. I am so sad to see Bob pass. We knew each other from birth and grew up close. Our families were practically joined at the hip. Our Mothers were life long best friends as were our dads. I remember when Bob introduced me to Beverly as teenagers. He was so crazy about her and with good reason. So, my prayers for you all, Beverly, Randy, Robin, Dawn, Rosemary. I know my mom is looking down at you all as Bob joins his Dad in heaven. My sister Linda shares all these thoughts.

Dave Middleton
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Visitation

Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
2718 Overbrook Drive
RALEIGH, NC 27608

Mass

Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. Church
2718 Overbrook Drive
RALEIGH, NC 27608

Cemetery

Unknown Location