Robert Esposito

Belle Mead, New Jersey

May 24, 1949 – Dec 30, 2018


May 24, 1949
December 30, 2018


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Robert EspositoBelle Mead - In the early hours of Sunday, December 30th, 2018, the world lost one-of-a-kind. Robert Esposito, of Belle Mead, NJ succumbed to leukemia after a two-year battle he fought with bravery, pride and the extraordinary love of the remarkable family he built. Bob is survived...

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My father took my on my first train ride to Raritan in 1974. I was only 10, My father asked the conductor if there was somewhere to get something to eat. He said a new bar had just opened down the street from the station. My father had a beer and I had a hamburger while we waited for the train back. When I visited Espos in 2014, the bartender asked if it was my first time there. I told him it was as Espos, but that I had been there in 1974. Bob was sitting at the end of the bar. I walked down...

Karen ,

I was so sorry to hear of Bob's passing yesterday when I returned to the area .

When thinking of Bob , the well earned thoughts are

Best In Class Person
Hard Working

Simply a man who loved his family , employees & customers .

So very sorry to hear this news. My husband and I went to espos 35 years ago every Friday night for date night we got married had kids and still frequented this special place. He was always there working or sitting on his stool always so nice and welcoming always remembered us. What a terrible loss and so sorry this place is no longer open what a terrible loss. He will be in heaven for sure he was one of the good guys

I'm so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. He was like a welcoming friend every time i passed through the doors of Espo's. I've been eating there since it opened (and at short lived Anthony's before Espo's). The first time I walked in I was I captivated by the ambiance and friendly staff. It had a relaxed atmosphere and felt like home. Bob was a consummate host and always made sure the customers were treated like family. My wife and I had our first date there in 1979 and it has always...

Condolences to Karen and the entire Esposito family. I worked at Espo's for four years and enjoyed working for Bob and as well as with the others (Phil, Dave, Ken, Keith, Jane to name a few) and it was a great place to work at. Though I don't get back to Raritan much these days, I always tried to get there for a meal and to see Bob and the guys when I was in the area. I will certainly miss Bob and Espo's (a true landmark in Raritan that will never be replaced).
Angelo Bernabe

I can't think of any other restaurant or establishment other than Espos that I have been going to for over 35 years. Bobs deep voided hello and strong hand shake with a thank you on the way out will be engrained in my thoughts forever.
We will miss you Bob.
Rest in peace my friend.

Bob was a rock star! So many good memories over the years at Espos, because he regarded his customers and employees as friends, and never a glitch in operations. Thanks and peace to you Bob, family and friends!

We had our first date at Espo's in February 1995. Bob's hugs and handshakes, his jokes, his affection for his employees, love for his family, and gratitude to his customers made his business unique and his friendship irreplaceable. There is no way to express our sadness in words - just in tears. What a huge loss for us all.
Our sympathy to Karen and the rest of the family.

Heres to you, Bob.

When I think of Espo's, I think of more than just a nice warm fantastic Italian dinner. I think of family, I think of my children growing up in the high chairs making a mess. I think of Billy laughing at Brandon dropping his meatball, I think of their 1st female waitress, Leanne, who I named my daughter after. I think of the many veal parmesan with ziti with meat sauce dinners that Bob bought for my dog spike. I think of being surprised on my birthday looking at my check and seeing...