Robert (Bob) Marion Karger died peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 2 from complications of frontotemporal degeneration. He was 83.

He was born on May 6, 1938, in Marion, Va., to Ernest and Marion Karger. He served in the U.S, Army during the Korean War. He had a long career in transportation, managing distribution of products for several international trucking concerns. He was especially fond of the outdoors. His interests included skiing, fly fishing and spending time on Martha’s Vineyard.

During his long battle with FTD, he was admired by his friends and family for his courage and positive attitude in managing his illness. One of his favorite things was his daily car ride with a stop at the local McDonald’s for a hamburger.

Bob loved people and life, and he will be much missed.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Sandra D. Karger; five children, Robert Karger, Cathy Friedman, her husband Neil and their children Piper and Ashton; Christopher Karger; Carrie Bowen, her husband Jeff and their son Jared; and William Karger.

He is also survived by three stepchildren, Mark Hess, his wife Kelly and their children Owen and Warner; Elizabeth Kelly, her husband Peter and their children Victoria and Olivia; and John Hess, his wife Bernadette and their children Caroline, Rory, Whitney and Brody; his sister, Nancy Van Den Esschert and her husband, Aart. His brother, Ernest W. Karger, died in August; Ernest’s wife also survives Bob.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 11 at Christ Church in Philadelphia, Pa.

Donations can be made to the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center or the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration in King of Prussia, Pa.