Robert J. Hickey

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Robert J. Hickey

AGE: 87 • Lakewood

Robert J. Hickey, 87, of Lakewood, NJ passed away at Shorrock Gardens on Friday, December 7, 2012. Born in Scranton, PA, he went on to serve his country in World War II after graduating high school. Proudly serving in France and stationed in Paris, he came home and graduated from the University of Scranton. Robert then went on to Seton Hall University where he earned a Master's Degree in Education. His career in Education culminated as a school administrator in many schools in Woodbridge Twp., NJ. He loved to play tennis and golf, and especially loved bridge and travelling. He also loved to dote over his grandchildren: Collin, Brynn, Michaela, Meghan and Keira.

Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Elizabeth (nee Conners); a sister-in-law Mary Hickey (nee Valestin), a son Michael and daughter-in-law Mary; and a daughter Carol and son-in-law Charles. He was predeceased by his daughter Susan and 2 brothers: William and John.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 2-4 and 7-9PM on Tuesday at D'Elia Funeral Home, Rte. 70 & Vermont Ave., Lakewood. For directions, or to post a tribute online, please visit In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, 3300 Route 66, Neptune, NJ 07753 -OR- 732-916-2600 x240.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 10, 2012
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