Julia Kern
B: 1931-08-08
D: 2018-10-16
View Details
Kern, Julia
Joseph Thomas
B: 1947-11-04
D: 2018-10-16
View Details
Thomas, Joseph
Buell Thompson
B: 1935-02-21
D: 2018-10-16
View Details
Thompson, Buell
Richard Becker
B: 1929-11-19
D: 2018-10-14
View Details
Becker, Richard
Mary Kromm
B: 1924-09-12
D: 2018-10-14
View Details
Kromm, Mary
Robert Brockmeier
B: 1922-01-12
D: 2018-10-14
View Details
Brockmeier, Robert
Florence Hufnagel
B: 1927-07-10
D: 2018-10-14
View Details
Hufnagel, Florence
Gerard Fleischut
B: 1928-09-25
D: 2018-10-14
View Details
Fleischut, Gerard
Despena Stergen
B: 1920-11-25
D: 2018-10-12
View Details
Stergen, Despena
Catherine Bouras
B: 1927-04-21
D: 2018-10-10
View Details
Bouras, Catherine
Albert Caffey
B: 1951-10-02
D: 2018-10-10
View Details
Caffey, Albert
Charles Arthur
B: 1935-10-27
D: 2018-10-09
View Details
Arthur, Charles
David Currall
B: 1942-12-15
D: 2018-10-09
View Details
Currall, David
William Chambers
B: 1955-07-13
D: 2018-10-08
View Details
Chambers, William
Alice Provaznik
B: 1933-11-17
D: 2018-10-07
View Details
Provaznik, Alice
Georgia Banks
B: 1944-10-08
D: 2018-10-07
View Details
Banks, Georgia
Joseph Mansker
B: 1942-02-24
D: 2018-10-06
View Details
Mansker, Joseph
Daniel Erb
B: 1955-01-25
D: 2018-10-05
View Details
Erb, Daniel
Christine Parker
B: 1946-11-30
D: 2018-10-04
View Details
Parker, Christine
Thomas Reardon
B: 1939-06-08
D: 2018-10-02
View Details
Reardon, Thomas
Martha Lombardo
B: 1938-05-14
D: 2018-10-02
View Details
Lombardo, Martha


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
10610 Manchester Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122-1308
Phone: 314-965-7680

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Robert Royce can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle

Obituary for Robert Royce MD

Robert  Royce MD
Robert Killian Royce, M.D.
Dr. Robert Royce, MD passed away peacefully at his home in Ladue at age 101, attended by the love of his family, on May 15, 2018. Born in Mississippi, he received his BS from the University of Mississippi before earning his MD at Washington University School of Medicine. He joined the army as a surgeon in August of 1943, and served with the 134th battalion at D Day and during the Battle of the Bulge. He assisted in liberating a concentration camp. After the war, he joined the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine in the Division of Urology, and built a successful private urology practice. He met his future wife, Virginia Stites, while she was a nurse assisting him in the operating room. During his career at WUSM, Dr. Royce was clinical professor of genitourinary surgery and associate professor of surgery in the division of urologic surgery. Dr. Royce was on the Washington university school of medicine faculty for 45 years. He was in charge of the urologic residency training program for 15 years and named acting head of the division of urologic surgery from 1973-75. He also consulted at the Veterans Administration Hospital and St. Louis Regional Hospital. In 1997 he was recognized with the WUSM Alumni Faculty Award and the Justin Cordonnier Award for service to the division of urologic surgery. Teaching was one of the great joys of his career, and to honor his legacy as a beloved professor in 2010 the urology division created the Robert Killian Royce Distinguished Professorship in Urologic Surgery.
Dr. Royce was board certified in urology, a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society, the American Medical Association, the American Urological Association, the Missouri State Medical Association, the St. Louis Medical Society, the St. Louis Urological Society and was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
After his retirement in 1994, he used his free time to become an avid golfer and outdoorsman, joining the Old Warson Country Club and spending weekends at his country home in the Ozarks. His active social life included bowling, bridge, poker, and dining with his many friends at Old Warson, the University Club, and the St. Louis Club.
Dr. Royce loved nature, hiking and four wheeling in the country and could recognize almost any tree by it’s bark or it’s leaf. He considered himself a naturalist, loved his rose garden and inspired those around him to respect and love nature.
Dr. Royce had a beautiful singing voice and in his youth sang in a barber shop quartet. He led many wonderful family sing -a- longs while camping. He was also a skilled violinist and played door to door during the depression.
Dr. Royce was a life long learner and loved to be challenged. He remained open-minded and true to his ethical values throughout his life.

Funeral Mass Thursday May 24, 9:30am at Ste. Genevieve du Bois Catholic Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, he wished memorial donations be made to Justin Cordonnier Society at Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Urology. Visitation will be from 3 – 7 pm on Wednesday, May 23, at the Bopp Chapel.
Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Lit Memorial Candles
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos