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Robert J. DeSoto

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WAYNE - Robert J. DeSoto, 61, of Wayne, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, N.Y.

Born in Newark, Robert had been a resident of Passaic County for many years. He was a self-employed sales agent in the banking industry. Robert was in the Coast Guard Reserve for 27 years and was a member of the Abundant Life Worship Center in Paterson. He also was a sports car enthusiast.

The son of the late Charles A. DeSoto (2011) and Phyllis DeSoto (2014), Robert is survived by his wife, Angela DeSoto; two brothers, Raymond DeSoto and wife, Essie, of Branchville, and Ronald DeSoto and wife, Leslie, of Blairstown; his stepson, Henry Valles, of Wayne; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 27, at Abundant Life Worship Center, 243 East 18th St., Paterson.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main St., Branchville.

Memorial donations may be made to WAR (Women at Risk International), 2790 44th Street S.W., Wyoming, MI 49519.

Online condolences may be offered at www.woodfuneralhome.net.

Published in The New Jersey Herald from June 24 to June 25, 2014
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