Robert T. Bjornsen, Sr.
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AGE: 92 • Piscataway
Robert T. Bjornsen Sr, 92, of Piscataway, passed away on October 17, 2013 in Morristown Medical Center. Born March 9,1921 in Fords, NJ, he has resided in Piscataway for the last 70 years, prior to that he lived in Metuchen. He was a Machinist 1st Class for Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson in Bridgewater. Robert was a decorated Military hero, serving in the US Army during WWII. He landed on Omaha Beach and fought in the battle of the Bulge, he was one of two men to survive the Malmedy Massacre; he was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was also an avid fisherman, hunter. He enjoyed gardening and bowling.
He was predeceased by his wife Arlene F. Bjornsen; brother Theodore G. Bjornsen; sister Mary Ann Bjornsen and grandson Michael E. Dolegiewitz. Robert is survived by three sons, Robert T. Bjornsen Jr. and his wife Sandra of Piscataway; Donald G. Bjornsen and his wife Theresa of Piscataway; Kenneth J. Bjornsen and his wife Carol of Monroe Twp.; daughter Arlene Dolegiewitz and her husband Edward of Bridgewater. Nine grandchildren, Jo-Ellen; Dawn Marie; Matthew; Mark; Kate; Kristin; Christopher; Taylor and Donald, three great-granddaughters, Ashley; Jamie; Andrea, great-great-granddaughter Brooke.
Visitation will be Saturday 7-9 pm, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. At the Flynn and Son/Koyen Funeral Home, 319 Amboy Ave., Metuchen, NJ 08840. Services will begin Monday 9:30 am at the funeral home, followed by a 10 am service at the First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Piscataway. In lieu of flowers contributions mat be made to The Military Order of the Purple Heart or the Wounded Warriors. For directions or to send a message of condolence please visit our website at www.flynnfuneral.com
Published in Home News Tribune on Oct. 18, 2013