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Robert A. Dey

AGE: 80 • Manasquan

Robert A. Dey, 80, of Manasquan, formerly of the Dutch Neck section of West Windsor Twp., passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, with his family by his side. Bob was born Feb. 8, 1933, a graduate of Hightstown High School, Albright College and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. He served in the U.S. Army and was the Regimental Chief Clerk of the Specialist Training Regiment stationed at Fort Dix. Bob's banking career began at the First National Bank of Hightstown in 1958 and he became Vice President. In 1981, he joined Midlantic National Bank, Cranbury and remained in banking until his retirement in 1996. His community activities included the Hightstown Jaycees, West Windsor Lions Club and a member and former trustee of the Manasquan Beach Improvement Association. Bob enjoyed playing tennis, golf, body surfing, roller blading, walking, riding his bike and reading on the beach or working Sudoku puzzles. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Manasquan and enjoyed serving weekly with the church financial services group. He loved watching Duke Basketball and was an avid Yankee fan. Bob was the happiest spending time with his family, who meant the world to him.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Hazel (nee Deats) Dey. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marilyn (nee Laird) Dey of Manasquan; his children and their spouses, Sue Ann and Jared DeForest of Monroe Twp., Diane and Steve Hurlburt of West Windsor, Peggy and Jim Thompson of Brielle, John Wilhelm of Hawaii and Cathy and John Signorin of East Windsor. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and their spouses, David and Daphney DeForest, Eric and Kelly DeForest, Carolyn and Kameron Smith, Lauren Hurlburt, Jimmy Thompson, Bobby Thompson, Connor Signorin and Ryan Signorin; as well as 8 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at The First Presbyterian Church of Manasquan, 16 Virginia Ave., Manasquan. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Manasquan. Arrangements were entrusted to Orender Family Home for Funerals, Manasquan. To send condolences to the family please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on May 16, 2013
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