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Robert Harold "Bob" Glowatski

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OCALA, Fla. -- Robert Harold Glowatski, 88, died peacefully surrounded by his family at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

The son of Cecelia and John Glowatski, Bob was born June 5, 1926, in Mt. Carmel, Pa. When World War II began he left high school and joined the Navy. Bob served in the Pacific as a member of the Seebees in Okinawa, Japan. When the war ended, Bob completed his studies and graduated from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel High School.

On Nov. 27, 1946, Bob married the love of his life, Dorothy Alice Reinoehl, and together they shared 67 years of happiness. Bob held many jobs throughout the years and was known as a hardworking individual who always gave his best effort in all that he did.

Bob relocated his family from Pennsylvania when he accepted a job at Swift Meat Packing Co. in Kearny. Bob also worked as a project engineer for Rushton Rigging Co. and as supervisor of maintenance for Jersey City Water Department up to the time of his retirement. Bob lived in Newton for more than 25 years and was a member of St. Joseph's R.C. Church. In 1988 Bob moved to Ocala, Fla., where he enjoyed 26 years of retirement.

Bob spent many hours as a volunteer at TimberRidge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Ocala. He belonged to the Oak Run Veterans Association and was a lifetime member of the Strong Fire Company, the American Legion and the VFW. He was a devoted parishioner of Queen of Peace R.C. Church in Ocala.

Bob is survived by his wife, Dorothy; and his three children, son, Robert J. Glowatski, of Ocala, Fla.; daughter, Patricia Ann Losey and her husband, Steve, of Newton; and son, Thomas Glowatski and his wife, Karen, of Hampton Township. Bob always felt blessed to be able to share hallmark events with his five grandchildren and their spouses, who were the pride and joy of his life: Stephen Patrick Losey and his wife, Christina, of Frankford, Jennifer Pepe and her husband, Chris, of Branchville, and Thomas, Brian and Sean Glowatski, of Hampton. Adding to his happiness was the fact that Bob got to meet and spend time with his two great-grandchildren, Patrick Stephen Losey and Hailey Shae Pepe.

Bob was a loving husband, terrific Dad and wonderful Pop. Everyone who knew Bob loved his kind, sweet demeanor and enjoyed his ever-present sense of humor. He will be sadly missed, but he will live forever in the hearts of all who knew him. He will always be remembered with a smile and a warm place in our hearts.

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Published in The New Jersey Herald on July 27, 2014
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