Robert “Bob” Kraft Denison, a retired orthotist, passed away on July 8. He was 88.
Denison was born in 1928 in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1932, he and his parents, Ruth and Cedric Denison, moved to Baltimore, Maryland, so his father could practice orthotics. Denison’s parents founded C.D. Denison Orthopaedic Appliance, Towson, Maryland, in 1933. According to an online obituary published by Ruck Funeral Homes, Denison started working at C.D. Denison at age 12, and never considered an occupation other than O&P.
In 1949, Denison became a certified orthotist and was a charter member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. He also married his wife, Betty, that year, and then moved to Norfolk, Virginia, where he opened a satellite office of the family business. That facility treated patients from the community and from the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.
Denison is survived by his wife; daughters, Judith Herman, Kathryn Denison, and Paula Katinsky; grandchildren, Cory Herman Garner, Elizabeth Herman Brittain, Joshua Katinsky, and Jacob Katinsky; and great-grandchildren, Solgaard, Selah, and Saraph Brittain.