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Robert Parkes

AGE: 80 • Ocala, FL

Robert Parkes, 80 of Ocala, Florida, passed away on August 31, 2017. He was born and raised in Guttenberg, NJ where he served on the Police Department and was a volunteer Fireman. He was a proud Army veteran. He also worked for Exxon Corporation as a Tugboat mate in New York Harbor. He later received his Harbor Pilot's license. He went on to become the first President of the Manchester Township High School Athletic Booster Club. He loved his family and was an avid sports fan. He was an animal lover and enjoyed music and could not be beaten at Jeopardy.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Grace (nee Curry), son Randy (Barbara), daughter Tracy (Thomas) and beautiful granddaughter Shay. He was the dear brother of Charles and Richard Parkes and sister Margaret Pollio. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be scheduled at a later date.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Sept. 7, 2017
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