Mr. Robert Michael Kratchman, 83, of Mooresville, North Carolina went home to the Lord after passing away peacefully on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Robert was born in Brooklyn, New York and resided in Bergen County, New Jersey. Later in life Robert and his wife moved to Mooresville, North Carolina. He retired as captain the of the Mahwah Police Department after serving 25 years in 1985. Afterwards, he became an ordained deacon and was an active member at St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Wyckoff, New Jersey, St. Theresa’s Parish in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, and St.Therese Parish in Mooresville, North Carolina. Robert was a spiritual man who enjoyed fishing, cooking, traveling, and most of all spending time with his beautiful family. Mr. Kratchman is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joan Sullivan Kratchman.
Their children, Robert Kratchman married to Susan, Kenneth Kratchman married to Yvonne, Loretta Tuit married to James, and Nancy White married to Randy; grandchildren Kathleen, Heather married to Riley Delaney, Holly, Rebecca, Kenneth, Brandon, Rachel, Dana, and Madison; great grandchildren Abigail and Erin; sisters Jane Mackey and Mary Kratchman and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 10th at St. Therese Catholic Church of Mooresville. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 9th from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church of Mooresville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104 in honor of his great grandchildren Abigail and Erin Delaney. James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.