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Robert A. "Bobby" Desmond

AGE: 75 • Howell Township

Robert A. "Bobby" Desmond, 75, of Howell Twp., passed away at home on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Bobby was born and raised in Rumson, had lived in Manalapan and Jackson, and raised his family in Englishtown before moving to Howell in 2007. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Signal Corps on Governors Island, New York. Bobby retired from the Manalapan Police Department in 1994. He was also a life member of P.B.A. Local 229 and the Blue Knights XV.

Bobby is survived by two sons, Joseph Desmond and his wife, Jennifer of Lumberton and Michael Desmond and his wife, Angela of Seattle, WA; a daughter, Virginia Koehler and her husband, Robert of Shrewsbury; eight grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother, James Desmond and his wife, Jackie of Howell; two sisters, Patricia Burtt of Middletown and Carol Clark of Old Bridge; and his former wife, Ann Desmond of Chesapeake, VA.

Visiting will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at the funeral home. Cremation will be private. For those who desire, memorial contributions in memory of Bobby may be made to P.B.A. Local 229, P.O. Box 72, Tennent, NJ 07763. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 2, 2013
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