In Memory

Robert Kiracofe Ness
April 29, 1922 - September 1, 2014
Bob was a great breeder, rescuer, and friend to all.
He will be greatly missed by so many.Photo Tribute Page

Robert ("Bob") Kiracofe Ness passed peacefully on Monday, September 1, 2014 at age 92. Married to Ruth Emily Ness for 70 years whom he met at Lebanon Valley College, Pennsylvania. He earned his Doctorate degree in Organic Chemistry from The Ohio State University and worked for the National Institutes of Health in Carbohydrate research for 30 years. Raised family in Kensington, Maryland. Retired to Riderwood Village, Silver Spring, Maryland. Bred, Showed and rescued Norwegian Elkhounds for many years.

Bob is survived by his wife, Ruth, and his three children Carol, Bill and David and three grandchildren - Michael, Kyle and Cody.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation, in his memory be sent to either The Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church, where he was a devoted member for 60 years. The address is 10123 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington, Maryland 20895


The Norwegian Elkhound Club of the Potomac Valley where he was active for many years rescuing an untold number of Norwegian Elkhounds. The address is 2009 Hopefield Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20905. Checks may be made out to NECPV Rescue.