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Robert E. Slocum Jr.

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Robert E. Slocum Jr. Obituary
Robert E. Slocum Jr.

AGE: 61 • Howell

Robert E. Slocum Jr., 61, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Ocean Medical Center, Brick. Born in Long Branch, he lived most of his life in Wall Township. A 1969 graduate of Wall High School, Robert was very involved in sports, playing baseball and soccer, and he was a member of the gymnastics team. He then went on to serve his country for 6 years in the National Guard. Robert was a truly dedicated employee of Pepsico of Ocean Township (Asbury Park) for over 40 years. Most known as "Bobby", he spent his career as a Salesman/Bulk Driver, was a member of Teamsters Local No. 125 and the Action Planning and Safety Committee of Pepsico, Asbury Park. A lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore, Bob liked to surf, spend time at the beach, and travel. He was a dog lover (especially beagles), a bird-watcher, an admirer of woodworking and an avid New York Yankee fan. Bob had the utmost respect for veterans and firemen.

Surviving are his dear parents, Robert E. Sr. and Joan Bateman Slocum; his beloved wife of 37 years, Mary Ellen Zigo Slocum; his cherished daughter, Beth Ann Slocum; his brother, Richard Alan Slocum and wife Rosemary of Ashton, MD; his loving mother-in-law, Ann F. Zigo; his nephew, Andrew Holz, and many extended family, friends and co-workers who will miss him dearly.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at O'Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at St. Martha R.C. Church, 3800 Herbertsville Road, Point Pleasant. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, 56-80 Cedar Grove Road, Toms River. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert's memory can be made to the Lung Cancer Alliance, P.O. Box 418372, Boston, MA 02241 and/or to the American Red Cross "Sandy" Relief Fund, Jersey Coast Chapter, 1540 West Park Ave., Ocean, NJ 07712. For more information or to send condolences, please visit our website www.obrienfuneralhome.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 10, 2012
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