Robert L. Facchini
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AGE: 61 • Daytona Beach, FL
Robert L. "Crash" Facchini, 61, of Daytona Beach, FL died Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in the Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Daytona Beach. Born in New Brunswick, NJ, he grew up in Franklin Township and lived there until moving to Daytona Beach in 2003.
"Crash" as he affectionately was known by his friends, had been employed as a delivery man for High Grade Beverage Corporation, North Brunswick, for over 25 years. He also served as a union shop steward for the Drivers Union before retiring in 2001. Since moving to Daytona Beach, Bob has been an Independent Stock Evaluator.
He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Accounting. He was a former member of the Magyar Reformed church in New Brunswick and was a member of the William Penn Fraternal Society. In Florida, Robert was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #4469, Daytona Beach; the Sons of the American Legion, Daytona Beach Post and was a long time member of AARP.
Although he never married, he adored children, especially his goddaughter Jennifer Hardee. Robert also loved to watch NASCAR Racing at the Daytona Beach Speedway. He was extremely proud of his 1953 Corvette Convertible that he recently purchased. Crash loved to party and would do anything for a laugh.
Son of the late Frank and Elsie (Kelemen) Facchini, his survived by his brother Frank S., of North Brunswick, NJ his sister and brother-in=law Bonnie and Richard Drummond, of Lakeland, FL his nieces and nephews Laurie, Jennifer and her husband John Hardee, Lisa, Tony and Nick Facchini, Richard, Christopher and Jarett Drummond.
A "Celebration of Life" gathering will be held 7pm on Tuesday, November 26th in the Gowen Funeral Home, 239 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick. As per his wishes "Crash" was cremated in Florida and will be interred with his parents in Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude's Childrens Research Foundation, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 30105 or to the Magyar Reformed Church Building Fund, 175 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
Published in Home News Tribune on Nov. 22, 2013