Robert Hoffsommer, JR
AGE: 84 • Metuchen
Robert D. Hoffsommer Jr., 84, of Metuchen, passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at his home.
Born in Cornwall, PA, he resided in Mt. Gretna, Birdsboro and Harrisburg before moving to Metuchen 56 years ago. He graduated from Lebanon Valley College and Penn State University
with a Masters in Organic Chemistry.
He was a Research Chemist for Merck Co. in Rahway before his retirement in 1985.Robert was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, where he was a former Deacon, Trustee and Audio Visual Consultant. He was a scuba instructor at the YMCA, member of the Studebaker Driver's Club-Garden State Chapter and Avanti Owners Association. He was also an avid photographer.He is predeceased by his parents, Robert Sr. and Sara Hoffsommer and one son Erick (d.1993). Surviving are his wife of 57 years Marie (Neupauer) Hoffsommer; son David and daughter Heidi of Metuchen; 6 grandchildren Stephen, Joseph and JudithHoffsommer and Gabriel, Hayley and Jacob Francobandiero; brother Jon and his wife Barbara of New Cumberland, PA and sister Barbara and her husband John of Harrisburg, PA. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 11am at First Presbyterian Church, 270 Woodbridge Ave., Metuchen followed by inurnment in the chapel garden. Arrangements made by Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, Metuchen.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to JFK Adult Day Care, JFK Haven Hospice or First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen.