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VERNON - Robert James Vitkosky, 79, died after a short illness at his home on July 5. Born to Francis and Elizabeth Vitkosky, in Perth Amboy, he had lived in Mahwah before moving to Vernon in 1978.
Robert served with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and then worked as a truck driver and worked for Mahwah Ford for 15 years hauling new cars and then worked for the Vernon Township road department for 15 years before retiring in 1996. He was a parishioner of St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church and took great joy in hiking. He was a doting husband, father and grandfather.
Robert was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara Vitkosky, and his sister, Honey, and was the beloved husband for 31 years of Patricia Vitkosky (Bader), of Vernon; devoted father of Wayne Vitkosky, of St. Paul, Minn., Al Vitkosky and his wife, Amy, of San Diego, Calif., Glen Vitkosky and his wife, Jenny, of Bridgewater; stepfather of Scott Lehnes and his wife, Kate, of Hardyston; loving grandfather of Grace, Kinsey and Keagan; and dear brother of Dorothy Grezner and her husband, Joseph Hanrahan, of Hopelawn, and Mary Nagy, of Edison.
The family will receive their friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, July 10, at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94 (1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, at St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church, Vernon. Interment to follow at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church, P.O. Box 785, McAfee, NJ 07428 would be appreciated. Information and condolences can be found at www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on July 8, 2018
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