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Alexander Robert Krivacs


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Alexander Robert Krivacs Obituary
Alexander Robert Krivacs

AGE: 77 • Beach Haven

Alexander Robert Krivacs, known to family and friends as "Bob" passed away on January 12th, 2017, after a hard fought battle with cardiac disease. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, he moved with his family to Fanwood in 1953 where he was an outstanding athlete and star pitcher for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School baseball team. Upon graduation, he signed with the Detroit Tigers Professional Baseball organization. After a career-ending arm injury Bob served in the United States Army, then attended Union College. He joined Remco Industries management team as a production coordinator, owned and operated B&G Landscaping in Union and Kenilworth, then joined the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. He was secretary of Local 194 AFL-CIO while with the Turnpike, serving thirty years before retiring in 1998.

In 1971, Bob relocated his young family to their Beach Haven vacation home. Always actively helping the community, Bob gave almost a decade of service to the Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Company and twelve years to the Beach Haven Zoning Board of Adjustment. He volunteered with the Beach Haven PAL in its early years when local citizens helped supplement the smaller police department for the good of the children of Beach Haven. Continuing his commitment to local and national service, Bob served ten years as a United States Naval Academy Blue and Gold Officer.

A former professional baseball player, Bob shared his knowledge as coach and manager of the Beach Haven Exchange Little League and Senior League teams, guiding them to numerous championships for close to a decade.

He treasured most his family and close friends, who knew him for his quick wit, one line quips, and innovative problem solving ideas. His greatest passion was fishing. He was equally at home fishing for stripers at Derby time or in Northern New Jersey catching trout on the south branch of the Raritan River. He landed several trophy sized striped bass over the years. Bob enjoyed sports, hunting, cooking, smoking fish, travel, history, art (especially watercolor paintings of his favorite fish), hunting decoys, and art glass.

He was predeceased by his beloved parents Alexander and Victoria (Wallis) and sister-in-law Regina Krivacs. He leaves a grieving family; his wife of 53 years, Maryann (Rhumm), a son Robert A., (Amanda) a son Michael J., (Holly), a brother Gary S. , five grandchildren; Jacob M., Nicholas R., Olivia E., Savannah G., Alexander W., a brother-in-law William A. Rhumm (Joyce), a sister-in-law Lenora Rhumm, five nieces, three nephews, six grandnephews, and nine grandnieces.

A private ceremony celebrating Bob's life will be held at a future date. In honor of Bob's memory, donations may be made to the Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Company or masses for Bob may be ordered at the St. Francis Church Parish Office. Private Cremation was under the direction of Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home, Ship Bottom, NJ.
Published in Beach Haven Times & Asbury Park Press from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2017
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