- 81 years old
- Date of birth: Mar 29, 1932
- Place of birth:
Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
- Date of passing: Jun 3, 2013
- Place of passing:
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
|Let the memory of Robert be with us forever|
Robert B Graffin Sr., Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away Monday, June 3, 2013.
Born March 29, 1932 in Teaneck, NJ, Bob grew up in Dumont, NJ.
He enlisted in the US Navy after high school and served during the Korean Conflict. After the Navy he attended Farmingdale College on Long Island. In 1956, he went to work for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and worked there until his retirement in 1987.
Bob was also the proprietor of Green Tree Landscaping. He enjoyed his post retirement job as caretaker of the Rocky Hill Cemetery.
Before moving to Port Charlotte he resided in Skillman, NJ for 46 years. Bob loved landscaping, bowling, golfing and traveling across our country and abroad.
He cherished his friendships of his dear friends till the end. Bob loved life and lived every day to its fullest. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Graffin. He leaves behind his loving family, including son, Robert Graffin Jr, and his wife Kimberly; granddaughters Kelly Lynn and Stephanie Graffin of New Freedom, PA; daughter, Audrey and her husband Fredric Monzeglio, grandchildren, Sara and Jake Monzeglio of Port Charlotte, FL, and mother of his children and first wife, Peggy Graffin of Port Charlotte.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge; attended Trinity United Methodist Church in New Freedom, PA, and The Community Life Center Church in Port Charlotte.
Robert may be kindly remembered at icscremationandfunerals.org and can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/icscremationandfunerals
"Dear Bob, Audrey and families: I just learned of your loss, and I am so very sorry! Your dad (and grandfather) was such a great guy. I will always remember him as warm and fun-loving, with a smile on his face for everyone. He was "one of the good ones." I am just very sorry, and very sad for all of you. With lots of love, your cousin, Lisa
South Plainfield, NJ"
"To Bob's Family- I am so sorry for your loss. Your family lived next door to ours in Skillman and there wasn't a nicer man than Bob. He was truly a gem of a neighbor, and my now deceased parents, considered him a good friend.
Kathleen Weingart Harkness
La Quinta, CA"
"I was so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was such a warm and friendly individual! He was a wonderful neighbor to me and my family when we lived next door to him in Skillman. My parents, Ed and Phyllis Weingart, felt so fortunate to have him as a neighbor and friend. He was always so generous with his time- always offering his help or to take the time to talk. When my father passed away, Bob did so much to help my mother! Please accept my heart-felt sympathy at his loss. Sincerely, Sally Weingart Barkand
Sally Weingart Barkand
"RIP Griff ... you will be dearly missed my friend. Thanks for the memories and, wherever you are one thing is for sure .. it is ALWAYS Five O'Clock!
"So sorry to read of Bob's passing. We both worked with him on the Turnpike and enjoyed many golf outings and social gatherings with him thru the years. Caring thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. With sympathy. Robert & Charlotte Maindelle
Robert & Charlotte Maindelle
Sayreville, New Jersey"
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