Robert Rawlings Kidd, 93, of Orange passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Born in Virginia to John Robert Kidd and Nannie Ashby Collins, he spent most of his youth in West Point, Virginia before going to Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1939 at the age of sixteen. After graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering, he went to work for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for ten years. He spent the last four of those years in Indonesia, where he and Marjorie Clements were married. After returning to the U.S., he started work with Armstrong Tire Company in West Haven, eventually building a house in Orange in 1959. After retiring from his position as Director of Materials Engineering at Armstrong, Bob enjoyed volunteering as an executive consultant for the International Executive Service Corps (IESC) in India.
Bob was an avid bridge player, and also loved reading, investing, and in his later years, completing the daily crossword puzzle and taking care of the grounds and woods around his home in Orange. His family remembers many happy hours spent with him at the Orange Public Library throughout his lifetime.
Bob is survived by his wife, Marjorie Clements Kidd; three daughters, Kathi Kidd, Paula Greer, and Rebecca Kidd; a son, Greg Kidd; and three grandchildren, Steven, Sasha, and Ila. Funeral arrangements were private.