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Robert L. Traphagen Sr.

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Robert L. Traphagen Sr.

Middletown - Robert L. Traphagen Sr., 86, of Middletown, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2018 at the Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank. Robert, fondly known as "Bob", was born on June 17, 1932 in West Orange, grew up in Cedar Grove and moved to Quantico, VA after marrying his lovely wife, Louise, in 1951. In 1957, they moved to Hazlet, where they raised their family and later settled in Middletown.

Bob was a retired Salesman for Straub Motors in Keyport, was an honored Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was proud to serve as a Marine M.P. He was also a dedicated member of the Hazlet First Aid Squad for 14 years and a devoted fan of both the NY Giants and Yankees. Bob loved traveling in his motor home with family and spent many winters in FL escaping the harsh winters in NJ. He was a family man, disciplined, enjoyed a healthy lifestyle, loved gardening, and was an avid runner. He will be remembered for his many funny sayings.

Robert was predeceased by his beloved wife, Louise, his brother, William Traphagen Jr., and his son Michael Traphagen. He is survived by his adoring son, Robert L. Traphagen Jr. and his wife, Debbie, of Toms River, his loving daughters, Donna J. Hadel and her husband. Joe, of Middletown, Nancy Schork, and her husband, Dale, of Hazlet, and Barbara Taylor, and her husband, Rich, of Hazlet, his cherished grandchildren, Melissa, Christine, William, Scott, Lyndsey, Connor, Kevin, Jonathan, Richie, Josh, Henry, Madison, and Morgan, his adored great grandchildren, Sophia, Emily, Dean, Rachel, and Elizabeth, and his dear cousin Leigh Smith. Bob will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.

Family and Friends are invited to visit Sunday, September 9th from 2 to 6 PM and Monday, September 10th from 10 to 10:45 AM at the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Inc., 3269 State Hwy/Rt 35 N, Hazlet. Prayer service, Monday morning at the funeral home at approx. 10:15 AM. Interment, Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veteran's Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown. In lieu of flowers, donations in loving memory of Bob to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House,, would be greatly appreciated. For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 7, 2018
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