Robert G Lenz
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Robert Gerard Lenz,94 years old, passed away at his home in Port Saint Lucie Florida. He was born and raised in New York City. Following graduation from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1943, he enlisted in the US Navy as a pilot trainee. When World War II ended, he subsequently spent a year at the US Coast Guard Academy. While at the Academy he sailed on the Eagle, serving at the highest sail station on the main mast.
Leaving military service, he obtained a Civil Engineering degree from Cooper Union in New York City in 1950 and began his professional career with Moretrench American Corporation of Rockaway, New Jersey. He progressed from being a young engineer to becoming President, CEO and Chairman of the Board. He was a licensed Professional Engineer in several states. During the Korean War he rejoined the Navy, using his engineering expertise as an officer in the Construction Battalions, the "SeaBees". He was especially proud of receiving the Moles Award for Outstanding Achievement in Construction in 1989. After retirement in 1995 he ran a successful independent consulting business for many years.
Robert married the love of his life, Lorraine Malloy, in 1950. They raised four children in New Jersey, and then became full time Florida residents in 1988. Lorraine passed away in 2016.
Robert was a force of nature. There were many people he quietly helped throughout his life. His devotion to family and friends was well known. He loved boats and being on the water-river, lakes and ocean-although he spent his professional career removing water from places it wasn't wanted. He and Lorraine travelled by boat from Canada to the Bahamas with multiple trips along the Intracoastal Waterway. A raconteur, his tales of his life's adventures will be greatly missed.
He is survived by a sister, Jean Lenz, and his four children Laura (Guy) Colonna, Richard (Jean) Lenz, Elizabeth Billow and Eleanor (John) Stadnick. He enjoyed his nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
His funeral will take place Saturday, August 27th at 10am, St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Port Saint Lucie, Florida. Donations may be sent to Hibiscus Children's Center, P.O. Box 1406, Jensen Beach, Florida 34958