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Robert William Matts
March 16, 1933 - June 17, 2019

Robert William Matts

Robert William Matts
Mar 16, 1933 - Jun 17, 2019

Robert William Matts
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SOUTH RIVER - ROBERT WILLIAM MATTS died, surrounded by his family, on Monday, June 17, 2019, peacefully, at home. He was 86.

Born in South River, he remained a lifelong resident.

Robert was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served from 1951 - 1955 during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in Japan, Korea and Vietnam.

Prior to retiring, he worked as a machinist at the DuPont manufacturing plant, Parlin, for 38 years.

Robert was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, South River. He was also a member of Post # 214, American Legion, South River, served as a member of the South River Rescue Squad for many years, coached JFK youth baseball for eight years and taught evening classes for machinists for five years at East Brunswick Vo-Tech.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Roberts) Matts; his son Bill of Sayreville and his fiancée, Donna Stoddard; two daughters, Jill Rizco of South River and Colleen Rafter of Englishtown; his sister Joan Marie Oleniak and her husband, Joseph, of Sayreville; seven grandchildren, Shaun, Jesse, Cody, Sunny, Ryan, Melanie and Stephanie; two great grandchildren, Alexis and Emma; his son-in-law, John Rizco, and his beloved dog, Lilly Ruth.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 21st, at 10:30 AM, at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, followed by interment in Washington Monumental Cemetery, South River.

Family and friends may visit at the funeral home on Thursday, from 4-8 PM. For directions please visit the "Services" page.

Memorial contributions may be made to Post # 214, American Legion, South River, 264 Whitehead Ave, South River, NJ 08882.

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John Krenzel on Jun 20, 2019

I was not able to make the wake but please accept my condolences.

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Robert & Mary Jane Bielen on Jun 19, 2019

CandleWe extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May the soul of Robert be at peace with our Heavenly Father .
Your loving cousins,
Robert & Mary Jane

Bob & Mary Jane Bielen on Jun 19, 2019

We extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of Robert be at peace with our Heavenly Father.
Your loving cousins,
Robert & Mary Jane






George Virgilio on Jun 19, 2019

Bob was a fantastic neighbor and friend for the 47 years that I lived next door. He was always willing to lend a hand. My deepest sympathies to his loving wife. Dorothy and children, Colleen, Jill and Bill as well as the grandkids and great grandkids. Rest in peace Bob.
George Virgilio

Joanne Laposa on Jun 18, 2019

CandleRest In Peace sweet cousin, Joanne Laposa

Visitation

Jun
20
Thursday
Brunswick Memorial Home
454 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service

Jun
21
Friday
Brunswick Memorial Home
454 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
10:30 AM

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