2016-06-22 / Obituaries

Robert Wilk

Robert Joseph Wilk 84, of Vega, Roxbury, formerly of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016.

Beloved husband of Barbara Wilk. Devoted father of Kenneth S. and his wife Sally of Osage City, Kansas, Robert R. and his wife Mary Beth of Washington, NJ, Thomas M. and his wife Mary Jo and James F. and his wife Karen all of Kenvil and the late Russell Wilk. Loving grandfather of Robert Patrick and his wife Margot, Sean, Nicole, Tara, Elizabeth, Danielle, Dylan, Kurtis, Tracy, Emma and Timothy. Dear brother of the late Jane Oswald. Cherished brother-in-law of Palma Kmetz.

Before retiring, Robert worked for Public Service Electric & Gas Company for 42 years as a lineman, trouble shooter, and a pole inspector. He was a volunteer fireman for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department for 25 years, serving as Captain and Mechanic for Company 1. Robert also served on the Emergency Truck and the Ambulance Squad and was a member of the Hasbrouck Heights Firemen’s Relief Association and a life member of the New Jersey State Firemen Association. He also served Hasbrouck Heights as a Police Marshal and was an active member of the Department’s Competition Pistol Team.

He was in the Naval Reserves for eight years serving on eight different naval ships. Robert was a former Boy Scout leader for Troop 68 in Hasbrouck Heights and was a member of the Roxbury Senior Citizens. Robert was a parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Sacred Heart Parish where he served as an usher.

A funeral service from Costa Memorial Home Boulevard and Central Ave. Hasbrouck Heights was held on Thursday, June 16 at 10 a.m. Funeral Liturgy from Corpus Christi R.C. Church 260 Boulevard Hasbrouck Heights at 11 a.m. Interment followed at St. Nicholas Cemetery, Lodi, NJ.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, June 15 from 4 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department or to the Roxbury NY Senior Citizens, Att; Mrs. Connie Spinelli 1365 Dugan Hill Rd. Roxbury, NY 12474. www.CostaMemorialHome.com.

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