Robert E. Maslo
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Piscataway, NJ
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Nov, 28 2021
2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
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Father and grandfather; had 40-year career as university administrator; decorated Army veteran recognized for his marksmanship Robert E. Maslo, 79, affectionately known as Maz, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at home. Born and raised in the downtown section of Jersey City, Bob graduated from the well - known St. Anthony's High School. Upon graduating high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the 101st Airborne division as a Military Policeman proudly defending our nation during the Vietnam War. A decorated veteran, Maz was bestowed with numerous citations including the Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal, National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Parachutist Badge. Maz was also recognized for his excellent Marksmanship with a Pistol as well as being a Sharpshooter with the M-1 Rifle. Following his honorable discharge in 1965, Maz returned to New Jersey residing in Piscataway for many years before ultimately relocating to Long Branch in 2019. He was a member of the Piscataway American Legion Post 261, Piscataway Chapter 101st Airborne Division, Union Elks Lodge #1583 and the VFW Post 2226 in Long Branch. Outside of his civic and military related affiliations, for 40 years Mas was a popular University Administrator at Kean University in Union, retiring in 2006. He is survived by his former spouse but dear companion, Dolores Maslo of Piscataway; daughter, Dr. Brooke Maslo (Dr. Renee Falivene) of Colts Neck; sister, Marcia Ann Mayse and her husband Bill of Texas City, TX. and grandchildren, Arden Ella and Cadys Helene. Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11:30am in the Piscataway Funeral home 18 Stelton Rd, Piscataway, NJ followed by a 12:30pm funeral mass at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Piscataway. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-5pm in the funeral home. To offer the Maslo family online messages of condolences please visit www.piscatawayfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, donations in Maz's name can be made to the 101st Airborne Division Association Screaming Eagles, Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe N.Y.- N.J Chapter, 2310 South Street, Toms River, NJ 08753 Piscataway Funeral Home 18 Stelton Road Piscataway, NJ 08854 (732) 968-2828
Published by The Star-Ledger from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2021.
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28
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Piscataway Funeral Home
18 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ
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29
Funeral service
11:30a.m.
Piscataway Funeral Home
18 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ
Nov
29
Funeral Mass
12:30p.m.
Our Lady of Fatima RC Church
Piscataway, NJ
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Sympathy and condolences to the family, extended and individually - especially those grandkids with whom he seemed eager- no, hellbent, to walk and jog with on the beach and boardwalk. For them, I feel the greatest sorrow. I am one of Bob's neighbors in Long Branch - a latecomer to his world - mostly chats in the lobby about JCSC in the '60's. Quite a history, quite a story, and quite a guy. I wish I had had more time to know him. Ave, Atque, Vale. Doug Martin
Doug Martin
Other
November 27, 2021
My deepest condolences to Dee, Brooke and family. Bob played an important role in my development as a young man. We connected at Kean college when I was an only child from Brooklyn going away from home for the first time to college in New Jersey. He was a mentor to me. He made me a Resident Assistant at Kean, we attended too many sporting events to count, we went to Buffalo Hunts on the shore and he always looked out for me. He was a good friend and I will truly miss him. R.I.P. Maz.
John Davis
School
November 25, 2021
My condolences to you all. Although I hadn´t seen Bob in ages,he always held a special place in my memories at JCSC,obviously the memories of youth when we were all gods and godesses,untouchable by things like mere mortality. Having played ball with Bob and against Bob in Practices ,he always made you feel his strength and maybe a "touch of pain" . This was with teammates where he apparently was a bit more considerate. One day .......the years bring a little fog ,I´m watching from the bleachers......Bob takes down a rebound ,he turns quickly to look up court for an outlet pass . In his explosion of movement ,three or four bodies from the opposition are in various states of disarray on the floor. The official whistles Bob for an offensive foul. Bob ,as only Bob can look ,puts on the face of incredulity,wondering how in the world could there be a foul here. To this day .....I really don´t think he ever felt these guys or knew he had just upended half a team. Totally focused and one stong son of a gun. I would tease him about this for years......you guessed ,he gave me that same look he gave the official. Rest In Peace A loving old buddy
Hank Butler
School
November 25, 2021
Sincere condolences to the family. I knew Maz from my days at JCSC. We were same year, same major. Lost contact but got reconnected a while ago. Had lunch with Maz a couple of months ago at Harrigan's with Tom Briscoe, Jack Thompson and boy, stories and remembrances of those college days, our athletic experiences and so forth. Also found out we were both Vietnam Vets. I saw Maz many times at the VN Vets Memorial in Holmdel, in fact just a couple of weeks ago at the Veteran's Day ceremony. How ironic when I went into my voice mail a couple of days ago there was one from Maz returning my call of a few days prior. I remember Bob as a great guy, fellow student, great athlete and fellow Vietnam Veteran. God bless you Bob. RIP! Doc
Bill McClung
Friend
November 25, 2021
"Maz"...you're the guy that gave me this nickname at our Freshman orientation at Jersey City State...and you were good friend all of our years (but, boy, did you get us into some fixes)..sorry I missed you at Lunch last month...condolences from me and the Brothers of Lambda Sigma Rho to Dolores and the family...may "Maz" and the souls of all the Faithful Departed through the mercy of God, Rest in Peace....
Joe "Jose" Benedek
School
November 24, 2021
i will always remember bob and his great booming voice.my deepest sympathy to the family. RIP my friend.
peter fekete
November 24, 2021
I was honored to call you my brother. The Bastogne Banquet will never be the same for me. I love you big guy.
Douglas Bell
November 24, 2021
In 2007, Bob played an important role in making the traveling exhibit of the Vietnam Memorial Wall such a huge success at Liberty Hall Museum gardens at Kean University campus. It was a pleasure to have his valuable help and friendship. I'm proud to call him my friend. Retired Executive Director LHM
Richard J. O'Neill
November 24, 2021
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