Robert Kanchuger

Robert Kanchuger, age 87 of Potomac, MD, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Beloved husband of Margaret Cotter; loving father of Stuart (Arleen), Molly (Chuck) and Sarah (Eric); stepfather of David (Jennifer) and Ken (Ava); and dear Poppa to 14 grandchildren.

Bob was the only child born to Morris and Eva Kanchuger, who had emigrated to the U.S. as young children from Eastern Europe. He was raised in Brooklyn and the Bronx and attended college at Amherst. He graduated from Harvard Law School, then served in the U.S. Navy. He had a career at the U.S. Agency for International Development and the World Bank.

In retirement, Bob was a board member of Language Etc. (now the Washington English Center), an organization that provides English classes and other services to immigrants, and volunteered there as an English teacher. He served as a mediator through the DC courts, and mentored young people with challenges through a Montgomery County program. With friends, he established a bike riding group and a New Yorker review group, both of which continue.

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