|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1923|
|Death: ||Nov. 9, 2001|
J. Robert "Bob" Addenbrook, 78, passed away Nov. 9, 2001, in a Virginia Beach hospital.
Mr. Addenbrook was born in Norfolk and lived most of his life in Virginia Beach. He was the second son of the late John Eachus and Margaret Byrne Addenbrook. His grandfather, John U. Addenbrook, emigrated to the United States from England in 1884 with his eight children.
He graduated from Oceana High School and attended Milligan College in Johnson City, Tenn. He left Milligan in his junior year and entered the Army Air Corps. As a cadet he did basic training at the Boca Raton Club in Florida. He was then sent to Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and was a cadet there, doing officer training.
He was commissioned a second lieutenant in Connecticut and remained as an instructor until he left in May of 1944 for the China-Burma-India Theater where he flew the hump as communications officer. He advanced to the rank of captain in the Army Corps.
Upon his return home, he entered the family concrete business, J.U. Addenbrook's Sons Inc., in Norfolk, where he remained until 1968. He then took over another family business, Beach Travel Service in Virginia Beach.
His memberships included the Princess Anne Country Club, Virginia Beach Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge, Khedive Temple, Quiet Birdmen, and Saints & Sinners, Virginia Beach Tent. He was the founder and a member of the Skal Club of Virginia. He was a member of the board of directors of the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation and a board member of the Comfort Inn, Oceanfront.
Mr. Addenbrook was predeceased by his son, John U. Addenbrook III and his brother, John U. Addenbrook II.
Survivors include his wife, Doris M. Addenbrook; his daughter, Margaret A. Zontini and husband Tony of Virginia Beach; his son, Thomas H. Addenbrook and wife Viki, also of Virginia Beach; his aunt, Ruth Amelia Putz of Kennett Square, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Gerti Giffey of Germany; his five grandchildren, Amelia Zontini, John Zontini, Kyle Addenbrook, Haley Addenbrook, and Bryce Addenbrook; his beloved great-nieces, Charlotte, Laura and Sophie of Germany.
Bob loved to travel and will be remembered for his jolly laugh.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery by the Rev. Calvin Gardner. The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, 740 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) - Sunday, November 11, 2001 Page B6
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John Eachus Addenbrooke (1878 - 1966)
Margaret Bryne Addenbrooke (1890 - 1969)
John U Addenbrook (1948 - 2001)*
Eastern Shore Chapel Cemetery
Virginia Beach City
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