Robert C. “Bob” Krueger, 93, died on December 19 in Clinton. He was born in 1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; he attended the University of Pennsylvania and did graduate work at Columbia University, receiving a PhD in Chemistry in 1948. He served in the U.S. Army as a research scientist on the Manhattan Project. While at Columbia, he met Geraldine Lynch, another Chemistry student (PhD 1949); they married in 1947.
After postdoctoral studies at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, he joined the Biochemistry Department at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he taught and conducted research; he served the department for more than fifty years. His research involved studies of biological oxidations and chromosome structure. He moved to the Villas in Clinton in 2011.
He is survived by two children, Roberta L. Krueger, wife of Thomas Bass, of Clinton; and John Stanley Krueger, husband of Kay Williams Krueger, of Louisville; and five grandchildren, Maude, Tristan and Julian Bass-Krueger; and Madeleine and Molly Williams Krueger.
Friends can may donate to the University of Pennsylvania scholarship fund.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Heintz Funeral Home, 10 East Park Row, Clinton.