Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home

10 Hilliard Drive, Manahawkin, NJ


Robert E Dow

September 18, 1934August 23, 2019

Robert E. Dow, 84, of Manahawkin, NJ, formerly of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ passed away peacefully on Friday, August 23, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Robert was the only child of the late James and Alma Dow.

His beloved wife, Edith Dow, predeceased him. His loving children, Kathy Finkelstein and her husband Mark, Robert R. Dow, and Ruth Anne Terhune and her husband Steve survive Robert as well as his cherished grandchildren, Nicholas K. Dow, Robert J. Dow, Lindsay Finkelstein, Erica Dow, Ryan Finkelstein, Patty Terhune and Matthew Terhune. His beloved constant companion Ziggy also survives him. Ziggy will continued to be loved and spoiled by Robert’s son Robert R. and his family.

He was an avid fan of the NY Yankees and the NY Giants. Above all else, though, Robert was a devoted father and grandfather. He enjoyed the times spent with his family as well as the trips that they took together including their beloved Lancaster family vacations. He was a big supporter of all his grandchildren, attending all their sporting and life events, which were very important and special to him. All who knew him will miss him immensely.

Burial will be held 11:30am on Tuesday, August 27th at the George Washington Memorial Park, 234 Paramus Rd., Paramus, NJ.

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  • Graveside Service Tuesday, August 27, 2019


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Gregory Mates

August 23, 2019

Bob was a dear and wonderful friend to me , Gregory, and my wife Catherine. We knew one another from the Stafford Senior Center and on Wednesday mornings we would get together there, along with other friends. We sometimes played games but mostly talked about baseball- I am a Detroit Tigers fan - and compare stats. We also shared good memories and lots of laughter. My wife and I will miss Bob very much. May he rest in preace.