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Robert Edwin Eelman


Robert Edwin Eelman Obituary
Robert Edwin Eelman

AGE: 81 • Fair Haven

Robert Edwin Eelman (Jake), 81 passed away on September 7, 2017, at Monmouth Medical Center. Born in Red Bank, Jake, a lifelong resident of Fair Haven, was predeceased by he beloved wife of 53 years, Carol (Hunter) Eelman.

Jake was a proud graduate of Rumson High School, and attended Monmouth College. He had a long career in sales, eventually retiring from Armour-Dial. He was a former president of Fair Haven Lions Club, was a Little League coach and had been a volunteer fireman in Fair Haven. He was a member of the Church of the Nativity, Fair Haven.

Jake and Carol loved the beach, reading, traveling and above all, their family. He loved his neighbors and could often be found sitting on his front porch, always happy for a visit and a conversation.

Jake was also predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Katherine Eelman, and his sister Ann. He is survived by his children, Kathy (wife of Michael Napolitano), Reading, PA, Diane (wife of Kevin Gaynor) Rumson, and Gary (husband of Mercy) Titusville, FL. He was the adoring 'Pop' to 7 grandchildren and their spouses, Chris and Emily Napolitano, Dan and Ashley Napolitano, Matt Napolitano, Morgan Gaynor, Casey Gaynor, Nicole Eelman and Kelsey Eelman.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for all the love, support, food, flowers, and friendship shown to them during this difficult time.

Services will be private.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 8, 2017
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