Robert Roll

Obituary of Robert Joseph Roll

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Robert Joseph “Bob” Roll, age 97, of Milford, NJ, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021, at home. Born on July 17, 1924, in Somerville, NJ, Bob was the son of the late Stella (Roll) Boltz and the  late Joseph Roll.

Bob was a 1942 graduate of High Bridge High School and served his country in the U.S. NAVY as  a Quarter Master during WWII. Bob was part of the first wave of the Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944, at Omaha Beach and received the Purple Heart for his bravery.

He married his beloved wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Van Nest, on June 20, 1953. Together they raised two daughters; Susan and Patricia, whom they adored. Bob had a lengthy career as a Transmission Construction Supervisor for Jersey Central Power and Light.

Bob was a member of the local VFW, an avid outdoorsman. In his past time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. But most of all, his favorite thing to do was spend time with his loving family.

He will be forever missed by his daughters, Susan Coeyman and her Husband Ron, and Patricia Demitroff and her Husband Mark, grandson, Jordan Coeyman, his wife Michele; granddaughters, Mackenzie Coeyman Hudnall, her husband Dave, and Alexis Demitroff; Great-grandchildren, Stella Hudnall, Wyatt Hudnall, and Quinn Coeyman and sister, Marilyn Wack.

Bob is predeceased by his beloved wife, Elizabeth Van Nest.

Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Friday July 30 th from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at  Martin Funeral Home, 1761 Route 31 Clinton, NJ 08809. Words of Reflection with NAVY honors will be offered at 4:00 pm following the visitation at the funeral home. Interment will be held privately by the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s name may be made to Hunterdon Hospice for the tremendous care that he received. 

Friday
30
July

Gathering of Family and Friends at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, July 30, 2021
Martin Funeral Home, Clinton, NJ
1761 Route 31
Clinton, New Jersey, United States
908-735-7180
Friday
30
July

Service of Remembrance with U.S. Navy Honors

4:00 pm
Friday, July 30, 2021
Martin Funeral Home, Clinton, NJ
1761 Route 31
Clinton, New Jersey, United States
908-735-7180
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