Robert L. Jolly

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Robert L. Jolly, 80, of Madison Twp., formerly of Long Valley, N.J., died Monday at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. He and his wife, Elsie Bortree Jolly, would have celebrated their 50th anniversary in December.

Born in Rockaway Twp., N.J., son of the late Edmund and Edna Skinner Jolly, Robert graduated from Dover High School and earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, N.J. Before retiring, he worked as a systems analyst for Thiokol Chemical Corp./Reaction Motor Division, M&M/Mars and several other consulting jobs. Robert served in the Army and was stationed in Japan after the Korean War ended. He was an avid sports fan and attended all of the boys and girls basketball games at West Morris Central High School; he was their "No. 1 Fan."

Also surviving are two daughters, Cynthia Jolly, Madison Twp.; and Debra Jolly, Herndon, Va.; many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Amelia Hersey, Dorothy Schoeck and Lottie Kershaw; and his brothers, Jack and Jim Kershaw, and Chad Jolly.

Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 3 First St., Spring Brook Twp., by the Rev. Billy Graham, pastor of Madisonville Christian Church. Interment will follow in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

Viewing will be Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to WestMorris Central High School, 259 Bartley Road, Chester, NJ 07930.

For directions or to leave an online condolence, visit www.strauchfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Scranton Times on May 15, 2013
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