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Robert F. Zeller


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Robert F. Zeller

AGE: 89 • formerly of West Long Branch

Robert F. Zeller, 89 died peacefully at home on December 14, 2016. Born in Newark, NJ, Bob moved to Deal at an early age and graduated from Asbury Park High School in 1945. Bob served in the US Navy during WWII. He graduated from Cornell University with his Master's Degree in Engineering in 1953. He was employed as an Electrical Engineer with the Port Authority of NY and NJ and he retired in 1990. Bob became a snowbird and enjoyed going to the beach, golfing and traveling with friends and family. He was also involved with the community and was a member of Deal Fire Department, founding member of Deal First Aide, W. Long Branch Fire Department, W. Long Branch First Aide, 4th Degree Past Faithful Navigator of the Knights of Columbus, W. Long Branch Community Center, St. Vincent de Paul and Old Guard, Long Branch.

Bob was predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Frances McNeilly Zeller. He is survived by his daughters, Anne Polly of Stuart, FL and Ruth Helser and her husband, John of Franklin MA; his grandchildren: Michael and Melissa Polly and Brian and Jennifer Heiser; his sister and brother-in-law, Marion and Bob Cronheim and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Friday, December 16 from 4 - 8 pm in Buckley Funeral Home, 509 Second Avenue, Asbury Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 17 at 10:30 am in Star of the Sea Roman Catholic, Chelsea Avenue, Long Branch. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, W. Long Branch. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Deal Fire Company, 110 Brighton Avenue, Deal, NJ 07723. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www. Buckleyfuneralhome.net.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 15, 2016
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