Robert Michael Kruckel Jr.

    • Visitation:
      Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
      2:00 - 4:00 PM
      7:00 - 9:00 PM
    • Place of Visitation:                                                                                                                                                                                      
      O'Connell Funeral Home
      30 Little Plains Road
      Southampton, NY
    • Funeral Mass: 
      Wednesday,  May 18th, 2016 at  10:00 AM
      Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts RC Church
      Southampton, New York
    • Interment:
      Private Cremation


Born: February 26, 1954
Died:  May 12, 2016
Age:   64

Robert Michael Kruckel Jr of Southampton, New York, died peacefully on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 surrounded by his family.

He married Elizabeth Obolensky, daughter of the late Prince Ivan Peter Obolensky and Barbara Cecile Hoge Obolensky. They have three grown children Alexander, David and Katarina Kruckel.

Born February 26th, 1952, he was the son of the late Robert Michael Kruckel Sr. and Gloria C. Messina Kruckel who brought up their six children in Ronkonkoma, New York where they spent their childhood raising their two beloved quarter horses. They spent many summers on the east end and eventually opened a gourmet delicatessen in Water Mill called Edelweiss.

Robert graduated from Paul Smith College in The Adirondacks and received a degree in Forestry and Conservation. He dedicated his life to the outdoors, landscaping, swimming, hunting and fishing. As a teenager, he spent his time in the summer months as a life guard on Lake Ronkonkoma and beaches on Long Island. His natural gift for storytelling was a blessing to all those who loved him and knew his lively cowboy spirit so well.

Robert is survived by his brother, Kenneth Kruckel, and sisters Susan Howard, Barbara J. Kruckel, Patricia Senese and Geraldine Albano as well as his three children Alexander Michael Obolensky Kruckel, David Robert Kruckel and Katarina Elizabeth Obolensky Kruckel and wife, Elizabeth Obolensky Kruckel.

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