Robert "Bobby", 74, of Westwood NJ, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014. He was born in Pollo, Italy November 17, 1939.
In 1956, before coming to America he was booked to sail on the Andrea Doria, but boarded on another ship instead.
Beloved husband of Louise Soccodato nee Jacone (deceased). Devoted father to Joseph Soccodato and his wife Kim, and Barbara Ritz. Dear brother to Sergio and Tony. Loving grandfather to Vincent Soccodato, Damien, Jaime and Faith Ritz.
Before retiring, he had a 30-year career at Westwood Regional High School, where he was the custodian and a true ambassador for the school. Teachers, staff and children that passed through those doors, where his years of dedication and friendship to them, was evidence of the way he lived his life. He earned the respect of the students and affected many lives over the years. Prior to that he owned his own Barber Shop located in The Bronx in the 1960's.
Visitation at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Liturgy at Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Township of Washington, NJ on Tuesday at 10 AM. Interment, George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus, NJ.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Apr. 27, 2014