Robert Merle Sr.
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AGE: 83 • Hope
Robert Merle, Sr., 83 years old, of Hope, NJ., passed away at his home on April 3, 2014. He was born in Morristown, NJ., on September 19, 1930 to the late Michael J. and Josephine (DePalma) Merle.
He had served in the US Marine Corp during the Korean conflict from 1951-1953. He retired as Construction Superintendent from Spiniello Construction, Morristown, NJ in 1992 and was previously the owner and self employed at M.J. Merle & Son. He had been a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Belvidere, NJ.
He is predeceased by his wife Dorothy and a brother Frank. He is survived by two sons, Robert, Jr., and Pete Merle, Hope, NJ., 2 daughters, Laura Dessel, Chester, NJ., Dorothy-Jo Falcone, Mullica Hill, NJ., 9 grandchildren, Tim, Dan, Paige, Bobby, Stephen, Kevin, Tommy, Michael & Derek, 5 brothers, Pete, Toms River, NJ., Art and Joe, Lyndhurst, NJ., Mike, N. Arlington, NJ., and Ed, Parsippany, NJ.
Friends and family will gather 11 AM, Monday, April 7, 2014 for a graveside, prayer and committal service at Hackettstown Union Cemetery, Mountain Ave., Hackettstown, NJ. Visitation will be 2-4PM & 7-9PM, Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Robert's memory to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ., 07860.
Newbaker Funeral Home
200 Rte 94 Blairstown, NJ 07825
Published in Daily Record on Apr. 5, 2014