Bom-Wrapper

Robert Painter

Robert Kessler Painter

Sunday, October 5th, 1930 - Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Robert Painter, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family of Robert Painter with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Obituary

Robert K. Painter, of Silver Spring, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on October 26th at the age of 89. He was a cryptologist at the National Security Agency until retirement in 1986.

Born in Elgin, Ill., he grew up in Gary, Ind., and Gibson City, Ill. He worked his way through college, earning a B.S. with highest honors at the University of Illinois, and later earned a J.D. at George Washington Law. Commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1953, he was assigned to the newly formed National Security Agency. Continuing a distinguished career there as a civilian, he was twice a field chief in East Asia, the first Senior Operations Officer in the National Security Operations Center, and a charter member of the Senior Cryptologic Executive Service.

His survivors are his wife of 64 years, Margaret Painter; children Eric (Lori), Mark (Deborah), and Lora Hartman (Scott); as well as six grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Slack Funeral Home, P.A., 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, MD, on Saturday November 2, 2019 at 12 noon, with visitation from 11 a.m. till 12 noon.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Robert Kessler Painter, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Slack Funeral Home, P.A.
    Address
    3871 Old Columbia Pike
    ELLICOTT CITY, MD 21043
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Slack Funeral Home, P.A.
    Address
    3871 Old Columbia Pike
    ELLICOTT CITY, MD 21043
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Robert here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Robert
A proud partner of Honoring a Life
2 trees have been planted in memory of Robert Kessler Painter
RP

Robert Kessler Painter

Posted at 12:23pm
In Memory of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Robert Painter — Plant a Tree Now
T

The Ken Hartman Family

Posted at 10:21pm
Your Legacy Lives On ...
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Robert Painter — Plant a Tree Now
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Share by: