Robert A. Medved


(Sept. 13, 2004)

A funeral mass will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Casper for Robert A. Medved, 74, who died Monday, Sept. 13, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.

Father Bob Cook will officiate.

He was born on March 12, 1930, in Kansas City, Mo., to Albert and Agnes (Yadrich) Medved. He was raised and educated in Kansas City and graduated in 1948 from Rockhurst High School. After high school, he played Minor League Baseball for the New York Giants. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in September 1948 and served in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in June of 1952. He married Betty Goodman on Sept. 1, 1956, in Scotts City, Mo. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Entomology from Oregon State College in 1959 and later received his master's in Entomology. He did research and taught at the University of California at Riverside for 25 years. After he retired, he moved to Alberton, Mont., and then, three years later, married Jane Kidneigh and moved to Powell. They had resided in Casper for the last eight years.

He loved woodworking, photography and bird-watching.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Kidneigh-Medved of Casper; two daughters, Cathy Butler of Laguna Beach, Calif., and Susan Walker of Rochester, N.Y.; one step-son, Justin Kidneigh of Casper; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty, in 1985 and his parents.

Newcomer Family Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Central Wyoming Hospice Program or the Casper Humane Society.