Cover photo for Robert John Radina's Obituary
Robert John Radina Profile Photo
1934 Robert John Radina 2024

Robert John Radina

August 29, 1934 — May 11, 2024

Kalamazoo

Robert John Radina, age 89, passed away at home in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on May 11, 2024. 

Robert, a man of intellectual curiosity, was born on August 29, 1934, in Richville, Michigan, to the late John Edwin and Grace Ann (Amend) Radina. He was a devoted father to his daughter, Andrea Lynn (David) Barron, and a proud grandfather to his three grandchildren, Katie Lynn, Kristopher Keith, and Kelsey Ann Barron. His thirst for knowledge led him to graduate from AHHS in Saginaw, MI, with the class of 1953. He furthered his education at Bay City J.C. to earn his Associate Degree in the class of 1955. Robert then attended Saginaw Valley College in 1972 for his Bachelor's Degree and his Master's Degree in 1974 at Central Michigan University. 

Robert's unwavering commitment to his family and community was a testament to his character. His love for his country led him to proudly serve in the United States Navy, stationed in Adake, Alaska, and later in Washington, DC. After his service, he continued to serve his community in various roles, including working for the Bureau of Ship Office Supply and serving as the chief General Ledger for the VA Hospital in Saginaw, MI. His dedication to education was evident in his teaching at St. Joseph Catholic School and 25 years of service at Saginaw Valley Public School. Robert's hard work and love were known to all who crossed his path.

Robert's love for music was a testament to his mother's encouragement and his own innate talent. His passion for music was felt by all in the church choir and men's club. His musical talent extended beyond the church, as he was a member of various musical groups. He was a lifetime member of the EANEA, American Legian Post #207, North American Fishing Club, Member of the Moose 40 and 8, Valtier 181 Battle Creek, and NRA. He was also a dedicated member of the Center Park Methodist Church in Three Rivers, Michigan, where his music brought joy and inspiration to the congregation. 

Robert is survived by his daughter, Andrea Lynn (David) Barron; three grandchildren, Katie Lynn, Kristopher Keith, and Kelsey Ann Barron, 

Robert is also survived by his sister, Nathalie Grace (Daryl) Dixon, several nieces and nephews, close cousin, Alfred Amend, of Oklahoma, and two dear friends, David and Kathy Wardell. 

His parents, John Edwin and Grace Ann (Amend) Radina, preceded Robert in death.

Funeral services will be held at Langeland Family Funeral Home Burial and Cremation Services, 3926 S 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 17, 2024, with Pastor Martin Culver officiating. Friends may gather from 9:00 AM until the time of services.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left at American Legion Post #207, 8845 S Sprinkle Rd, Portage, Michigan 49002,  American Heart Association https://www.heart.org/en/affiliates/michigan, and American Cancer Society https://donate.cancer.org/. 


The family is deeply grateful for the support and condolences received during this difficult time. Your kind words and memories are a source of comfort and strength for us. To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, please visit https://www.langelands.com. Your presence in our lives and this time of mourning is deeply appreciated.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Robert John Radina, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, May 17, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Friday, May 17, 2024

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Friday, May 17, 2024

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Fort Custer National Cemetery

15501 Dickman Road, Augusta, MI 49012

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 202

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Send a Card

Send a Card