Robert J. MereloAugust 17, 2017
Robert J. Merelo, passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017. His character reflected a courage and honor surpassed by no man. During his 86 years on this earth, Robert enjoyed life of variety and accomplishments.
His life resume includes Vice President of Operations for 7 Up, a Rutgers University graduate, marathon runner, community theater actor and a St. Luke's Hospice volunteer.
Bob is survived by his wife Patricia Baranski Merelo; son and daughter Brian and Trish and granddaughter Kelly Miller. Predeceased children are Rosanne, Bridget, Kiera, Robert Scott, Kerry and a grandson John Robert Miller.
He was born in Carteret, where, as a young man, Bob excelled in all sports. He enlisted in the Navy, and spent four years on active duty in the Korean War.
Bob celebrated his and Pat's 60th Wedding Anniversary on August 3. His brother ~ in ~ law, Mike Baranski, described Bob "as a picture one would see in a dictionary next to Classy Gentleman"
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11:30 am at St. James Cemetery, Woodbridge. Arrangements are entrusted to the Gustav J. Novak Funeral Home, 419 Barclay Street, Perth Amboy