Robert P. Linkert
AGE: 70 • Westville
Robert P. Linkert, of Westville, NJ, passed away on February 23, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 70.
A patriotic man through and through, Bob was devoted to his country and "The Corp." He was a proud Marine serving from 1960 - 1968. He was a lifetime member of the Marine Corp League. In his younger years, Bob was very active in the Scouts and received his Eagle Scout Award. As an adult, he served as a Scout Master, District Commissioner and received the Wood Badge, the highest award in adult scouting. Wherever Bob and his family were, he was the photographer and took countless photos in their travels, especially to the historical sites in our nation.
Beloved husband of 38 years to Barbara J. (nee Eckenrode); loving father of Marcella (Jeffrey) Brown; dear brother in law of Mary Sholders, Joan (Marc) Hynes, Carol (Bob) Acosta, Michael (Diana) Eckenrode, Beth Eckenrode and her late husband, Harold; cousin of Sissy (Jim) Pickup and also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Viewing on Thursday 6:30 pm to 9 pm and Friday, 8:30 -9:15 AM in the McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter St., Woodbury. Mass Friday, 10 AM at St. Joachim Parish at St. Anne's RC Church, Route 130 South and Highland Avenue, Westville, NJ. Interment Gloucester County Veteran Memorial Cemetery, Williamstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
, 1851 Old Cuthbert Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 or Heartland Hospice, 190 N. Evergreen Avenue Suite 122, Woodbury, NJ 08096. Tributes and memories may be shared at www.mcgfuneral.com