Robert L. McPherson
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AGE: 70 • Harvey Cedars
Robert L. McPherson, 70, of Harvey Cedars, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at his residence. Bob, along with his sister, Carol and brother, Paul, were raised in Union by Paul and Alma McPherson. Bob married Julia Petersen in 1968 and moved to Bridgewater, where they raised two boys, Rob and Kevin.
Bob worked in the Steel Industry for 46 years. He worked his way up from Shipping Clerk to Vice President at Faitoute Steel in Newark. He later became President/Head of Operations when Faitoute was purchased by Metals USA. He retired to Harvey Cedars in 2009.
Early in his two sons' lives, Bob enjoyed coaching their baseball and soccer teams and ran BBI, a youth baseball organization. He also enjoyed fishing from the shores of Long Beach Island or in the freshwaters of Maine or Montana. Bob was an avid golfer and loved traveling the world with his loving wife, Julia.
Bob is survived by his wife of 46 years, Julia, his sons, Rob and Kevin, his granddaughters, Mia and Madelyn and his sister, Carol Omland.
The viewing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, with services immediately following at Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Drive, Manahawkin. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, 120 Albany St., 2nd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Please visit our web site at www.shinnfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 21, 2014