Robert L. Bethea
Robert L. Bethea, 70, passed away on May 29, 2014, at
JFK Haven Hospice.
Viewing will be at Memorial Funeral Home, 155 South
Ave., Fanwood, N.J., on Monday, June 2, from 10 to 11
a.m., followed by a service at St John's Baptist Church
on Morse Avenue in Scotch Plains, N.J., at 11:30 a.m.
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield,
N.J. For additional information or to sign the
guestbook, please visit
Born in Latta, S.C., Mr. Bethea resided in Scotch Plains
for 32 years, coming from Jersey City, N.J.
He retired from the Port Authority Police Department as
a sergeant in 1999.
Mr. Bethea received his B.S. in criminal justice from
Adelphi University and served in the U.S. Army during
the Vietnam War.
Mr. Bethea is survived by his wife, Susan; his daughter,
Kimberly Tarabocchia and her husband, Anthony; his son,
Robert; his grandchildren, Dean and Stella, and by six
brothers and three sisters.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded
Published in Star-Ledger on June 1, 2014
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