Published On: Thu, Sep 6th, 2018

Obituary: Robert Tennies

Robert Hunter Tennies passed to Glory, Saturday, September 1, 2018 at age 66 following a heart procedure.  Robert was born August 19, 1952 in Bogota, Colombia, the son of missionaries Leo Cornelius Tennies and Ruth Elizabeth (Winston) Tennies.  Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Ruth Ellen (Fischer) Tennies; two loving daughters Deborah Ruth (Tennies) Noonan (Corey Noonan) and Julia Lynn (Tennies) Phillips (David Phillips); brother Winston Lee Tennies, sister Elizabeth Sue (Tennies) Halter, brother Richard Morrison Tennies; four grandchildren: Avery, Connor and Hunter Noonan, and Annabelle Phillips; and five nieces and one nephew.

A graduate of Wheaton College (BS in Biology), University of South Florida (MA in Science Education) and Florida Atlantic University (Ed.D. in Administration/Supervision), Robert taught science in public school for four years and at Boca Raton Christian School for one year before becoming Assistant Administrator and then Headmaster of Boca Raton Christian School in 1984. As Headmaster, he saw the school grow from just under 200 to nearly 600 students. The school was named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 1990 and 1997 during his tenure.

In the words of the Old Testament, Robert was a faithful “Servant of the LORD,” and in the words of the Apostle Peter, one who “faithfully administered the Grace of God” to thousands throughout his lifetime.  Robert was known as thoughtful and wise, a man of integrity, loving and kind, one who truly lived his Christian faith with great purpose.  He will be sorely missed by his family and those who had the privilege of knowing him.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Glick Funeral Home.  A funeral service will be held at Boca Raton Community Church, Thursday, September 6 at 3:30 pm.

Donations may be made in memory of Dr. Robert H. Tennies to the:

Blazing Ahead Building Campaign

Boca Raton Christian School

470 NW 4th Avenue

Boca Raton, FL 33432

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