In Memoriam


Robert E. Scarrone

Robert E. Scarrone, 75, a 44-year resident of Rumson, N.J., died at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Visitation will take place Tuesday, May 22, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Holy Cross R.C. Church, 30 Ward Ave., Rumson.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 23, at 10 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown, N.J. John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank, N.J., is entrusted with arrangements.

Please visit Bob's memorial website at   Bob was born in Jersey City, N.J., and raised in Union City, N.J.  He was a proud 1955 graduate of St. Michael's High School, Union City.  He married his high school sweetheart and moved to Rumson where they raised their family. Bob was a longtime communicant of Holy Cross R.C. Church, Rumson.

While a police officer for the Port Authority of New Jersey and New York, Bob was very active as PBA vice president, and took part in negotiations with the Port Authority. After 22 years of service, Bob retired, and became an investigator for the Department of Labor. He was the gin rummy champ of Donovan's Reef, Sea Bright, N.J.  Robert was an avid fan and watched his grandchildren participate in sports.  He had a support system from his loving friends, Rita and Jerry Carney, and the Faistl and O'Brien families.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, Eugene Scarrone and Concette Petracca, and a son, Steven Gerard Scarrone, in 1984. He is survived by his spouse of 53 years, Patricia Quinn Scarrone; three sons and their wives, Thomas and Linda of Long Branch, N.J., Robert and Maria of Rumson, and Michael and Tina of Rumson; three daughters, Patricia Ann Gordinier and her husband, Karl, of Monmouth Beach, N.J., Mary Beth Gammon and her husband, Ted, of Oceanport N.J., and Anne Marie Scarrone of Highlands, N.J., and 16 grandchildren, Missy, Michael, Diana, Lisa, Danielle, Jack, Claire, Mary, Kathleen, and Elizabeth Scarrone, Evan, Jamie, Quinn and Charlie Gordinier, and Kathryn and Megan Gammon.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in Bob's memory to the Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 22, Rumson, N.J. 07760.

Published in Star-Ledger on May 21, 2012

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