Charles H. “Charlie” Krobot

Charles H. “Charlie” Krobot
August 28, 1946 – June 27, 2020

Charles Krobot, age 73, passed away on June 27, 2020, following a six-month battle with cancer. He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1969 and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1984 from University of Nebraska Medical Center. He worked in his profession for nearly 50 years at Clarkson Hospital/University Hospital (now Nebraska Medicine) and most recently at UNMC College of Pharmacy, where he was Associate Dean of Student Affairs from 2003–2014. As Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, he taught Legal and Ethical Principles courses and Aseptic Technique to greater than a thousand students in the professional program. He retired in 2018.

Charlie was preceded in death by his father, Albert “Bud” Krobot, and by his infant granddaughter, Emily Girard. He is survived by his mother, Agnes Krobot, of Stuart, NE; wife of 49 years, Mary Ellen Krobot; daughters Amy (J.D.) Rummel of Omaha and Julie (Greg) Girard of Lawrence, KS; four grandchildren, Brandon and Ryan Rummel and Justin and Megan Girard; sister, Mary Ellen (Elwin) Key of Ararat, NC; brother, Jim (Marilyn) Krobot of Stuart, NE; niece, Sara Monk of Omaha; many other dear nieces, nephews, and extended family.

The family will honor Charlie’s wishes for cremation and no public service. Private family interment at a later date. Memorials suggested to the UNMC College of Pharmacy Scholarship Fund #01050220 or the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center Healing Arts Program Fund #01133070, both c/o the University of Nebraska Foundation, 2285 S. 67th St, Ste 200, Omaha, NE 68106, or


  • Sedley C. “Chet” Davis Posted June 28, 2020 3:20 pm

    A wonderful, favorite relative has departed too soon. May his survivors find comfort as they grieve.

  • Maryann Carey Posted June 28, 2020 3:27 pm

    Sending my sympathy to you, Mary Ellen and your girls and families. I have lots of fond memories growing up with cousin Charlie.

  • Susan McQuade Posted June 28, 2020 3:41 pm

    I’m so sorry your Charlie has passed. My deepest condolences to all your family. Please know you’re in my prayers and we will get together later. Much love and comfort to you all.

  • Kelly Herrold Posted June 28, 2020 4:23 pm

    I’m so very sorry to hear of the loss of your father, Amy. What a full and accomplished life he had! I hope that your memories will be a blasting to you and know that I’m holding your entire family in my heart! Love, Kelly

  • Jim and Maureen Johnston Posted June 28, 2020 5:53 pm

    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Charlie. He was always a good neighbor.

  • John & Linda Ridgway Posted June 28, 2020 6:56 pm

    It is with deepest sympathy that Linda and I send our condolences. Charlie was a dear friend, colleague and mentor to me and an inspiration to so many others. He was a true gentleman and a humble servant. I will forever cherish the friendship that we enjoyed.

  • Terry Hinders Posted June 28, 2020 6:58 pm

    Mary Ellen and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Charlie for his wisdom, love of family and one of the most compassionate people I ever met. I think often of all the New Years Eves our families spent together. .May Sharry and Charlie meet again in Heaven.

  • Michele Whitcomb Posted June 28, 2020 7:52 pm

    Thinking of your whole family as you walk this new journey without wonderful, charming Charlie. He and Mary Ellen so graciously welcomed my son and his family to their neighborhood. He always looked out for them on a daily basis, Making sure their driveway was always cleared in the winter, new baby arrivals greeted and Christmas cheer from them too. We never worried about our family with Charlie next door. We will be forever grateful for his kindness.

  • Michael Koraleski Posted June 28, 2020 7:56 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Krobot’s family and friends. He was such a kind and respectful mentor to so many, and he helped his students turn the opportunity of a lifetime into dreams come true. My sincerest condolences.

  • Lisa Hill Posted June 28, 2020 8:22 pm

    Mary Ellen,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Tom Neumann Posted June 28, 2020 10:54 pm

    An excellent pharmacist and an even better man! My condolences to Mary. Ellen and family!

  • Penny Dennis Posted June 29, 2020 4:55 am

    My condolences Mary Ellen and family

  • Bradley Labedz Posted June 29, 2020 7:00 am

    I’m so sorry to hear this!! He was my favorite teacher in pharmacy school and is the main reason I became a pharmacist. We had such wonderful conversations about pharmacy and life and his children. I will miss him very much and think of him fondly
    Brad Labedz COP Class of 2003

  • Carl Haynes Posted June 29, 2020 7:09 am

    I am so sorry to learn of Charlie’s passing. The entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Elizabeth Weekes Posted June 29, 2020 10:56 am

    Charlie was an amazing preceptor and mentor. He will be missed dearly.

  • Linda and Rick Miller, Posted June 29, 2020 1:54 pm

    Mary Ellen, Amy, Julie and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Linda and Rick Miller

  • John Skrabal Posted June 29, 2020 2:00 pm

    Maryann and I send our condolences to the family and are deeply saddened at the loss of a great person, great mentor, and great role model. Dr. Krobot touched the lives of so many Students and Pharmacists alike. Always a positive attitude and Charlie smile.

  • Sandy Williamson Posted June 29, 2020 2:02 pm

    My heartfelt condolences for your loss. Dr. Krobot will be fondly remembered by many students in NE beyond UNMC. He was one of our favorite teachers to inspire future students with his fun, hands on lessons in compounding at the former UNMC Youth Learning Center. His smile and sense of humor was infectious. The twinkle in his eye when he tasted his “medicine” (frosting and food coloring) always made the students laugh. He leaves a legacy of inspiring many new generations of Pharmacists through his ability to connect with students, and his kindness and caring.

  • Reg and Barb Hain Posted June 29, 2020 2:11 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Charlie was a great person, pharmacist and mentor. I worked very closely with Charlie on a number of projects related to Pharmacy. One of the best accomplishments I have worked on was with Charlie when we decided to merge the Nebraska Society of Health-System Pharmacists with the current State organization known as the Nebraska Pharmacists Association (NPA). We also worked for many years on the NPA’s Legislative Committee to advance and improve the profession of Pharmacy. Charlie was also instrumental in getting the UNMC College of Pharmacy to allow my daughter Kim, to complete a rotation under my direction – so thankful he made that happen. Charlie – you will be missed dearly – RIP.

  • Brevan Douglas Jorgenson Posted June 29, 2020 2:12 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Krobot’s passing. He was one of the kindest and most wise educators I have ever had the honor of working with.

  • Jeremy Gieseke Posted June 29, 2020 4:11 pm

    Dr. Krobot was the consummate professional and was a wonderful mentor to so many. He will be missed. Condolences to Mary Ellen and Charlie’s family.

  • Mary Ellen Key Posted June 29, 2020 4:22 pm

    Wow! What do you say about your older brother at a time like this? Maybe I can add a bit of humor in this time of sadness. He put a black plastic spider in my bed (I have been traumatized for life when it comes to spiders). He took my favorite little kitty from the barn and threw it off the top of the windmill, saying “cats always land on their feet”, He threw my kitty in the tank and said “cats have nine lives” I guess so. But anyway those were just childhood memories. Recently I wrote him a letter from my heart…about all the memories of growing up, and thanking him for the things he did for me as we grew older and went to the city. We will all miss Charlie. But at this time, instead of crying, I like to smile about the memories I have, many beyond what I have shared here . Let us celebrate his life and who he was! Sending LOVE!

  • Diana Palandri Posted June 29, 2020 5:29 pm

    As a recent graduate, Dr. Krobot was one of the most influential and kind professors I ever had at UNMC. He always encouraged us during rough test weeks, and put a smile on our faces. His caring, and thoughtful personality will never be forgotten. He was an amazing teacher and mentor for all who had the honor of being in his classroom. When he retired we missed him so much! I am so sorry for your loss and send prayers to you all. He will be greatly missed.

  • Elizabeth Hermsen Posted June 29, 2020 5:53 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. He always had a smile ready and was willing to help. I will always remember how kind he was when I worked with him at the hospital and my sister was diagnosed with leukemia. He will be greatly missed by many!

  • Shirley Skrdla Musich Posted June 30, 2020 8:38 am

    So sorry to hear about Charles’ death. My favorite memories were the shared family dinners that rotated from Bud’s to Rosie’s to our house (Johanna’s) as the Krobot brother and sisters continued family connections. Such fond memories! I lost touch with Charles after he moved to Omaha but his passing touches my generation. Best wishes and sympathy to his wife and children.

  • James Laurent Posted July 1, 2020 3:05 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • John & Rhonda Skrdla Posted July 1, 2020 4:36 pm

    Sending our sympathy to you. Always remember the old days of family gatherings over the holidays.

  • Patrick Reiner Posted July 5, 2020 11:32 am

    I will mourn the loss of Uncle Charlie and will always remember his absolute kindness. Words of comfort do not come easy when life throttles you to the core. My heart aches for my dear Aunt Mary Ellen, as well as, my cousins Amy, Julie, Sara and all family members. I love you all so much.

  • Jeanne (Skrdla) Cleary Posted July 8, 2020 9:13 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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