Robert E. Kircher, age 78, Edgewater, died Tuesday at Bert Fish Medical Center. Born in Manhattan, New York, Mr. Kircher came to this area in 1997 from Manasquan, New Jersey. A retired wholesale food & route sales-man, Mr. Kircher attended Pace University in New York City. Mr. Kircher served in the U.S. Navy as a cook on board the radar picket submarine USS Pompon. He was also a plank owner, as well a member of the Holland Club. Mr. Kircher was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of New Smyrna Beach; the Hacienda Veterans Group; the Republican Club of Southeast Volusia; the U.S. Submarine Veterans and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1838, Manasquan, New Jersey. He was a die-hard fan of the NY Football Giants, seeing in person such games as The Greatest Game Ever Played, and Super Bowls XXI and XXV. He enjoyed playing tennis, shutting doors and turning off lights. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Helen; two sons, Robert and wife, Mary Beth, Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, and Christian and wife, Kareen, Howell, New Jersey; two sisters, Margaret Scholtes, Milford, Pennsylvania, and Carolyn Zack, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey; three grandchildren, Stephen Kircher, a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, and Elizabeth Anne and Matthew Kircher, both of Gilbertsville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mass of the Resurrection will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, with the Reverend David Hartling officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1650 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. The family is planning a memorial service in New Jersey at a date to be determined. Condolences may be made online to