Sept. 8, 1951 – Jan. 24, 2013

Robert K. Kumm of Grand Island, who worked as a supervisor at the Niagara Falls wastewater treatment plant, died unexpectedly Thursday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. He was 61.

A lifelong resident of the Niagara Falls area, Mr. Kumm was a 1969 graduate of LaSalle High School. He was a Vietnam War-era veteran of the Navy, serving from 1970 to 1974 aboard the USS Truckee, a fleet oiler.

For more than 20 years, he was a supervisor at the Niagara Falls treatment facility, retiring in 2007. An avid sports fan and golfer, Mr. Kumm also enjoyed history.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, the former Deborah Gallo; a daughter, Jessica M. Shvimer; two sisters, Joyce Grenga and Joanne; and a brother, Richard.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in M.J. Colucci & Son Funeral Chapel, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls.