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Robert J. Cashion

- - Robert J. Cashion passed away January 23, 2018. Last year Bob fought off and won a war over 2 cancer monsters but lost a mighty battle to respiratory complications. He was 87. He leaves his wife Betty, their adored pet, Muie, and many nieces and nephews. He was a man of wry wit and deadpan humor. Although a Yankee, he had impeccable Southern gentleman manners.

Bob graduated from Colgate and joined the Army during the Korean War. As he awaited assignment after boot camp, as if in a movie, someone opened the door and asked "Anybody here know how to type?" When Bob raised his hand, that set off adventures working for Stars and Stripes. After discharge in Europe he remained to travel many countries to enjoy different cultures and settled in Paris to take classes at the Sorbonne before returning home.

Upon his return he initiated the beginning of a Christmas tree farm for his parents in CT. Then came post graduate studies at Fordham U leading to a masters in Psychiatric Social Work. He had a private practice and eventually worked and retired from the VA.

Bob had a great love for sailing and spent joyful times on his boat with family and friends. Over the years he made jewelry and mobiles, exhibiting in shows and museums. He and his wife enjoyed collecting vintage items at auctions, and estate sales. His biggest project was renovating their 280 year old house, an on-again-off-again affair.

Being fiercely private, Bob had expressed a desire for no services and cremation to be done by the Thompson Memorial Home in Red Bank, NJ. If you wish donations can be made to Christ Church in Shrewsbury, NJ; the SPCA in Eatontown, NJ or the .
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 4, 2018
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