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Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home

10 Hilliard Drive, Manahawkin, NJ

OBITUARY

Robert J Killen

October 3, 1931July 2, 2020
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Retired Jersey City Police Inspector Robert J. Killen, 88, of Manahawkin, NJ passed away peacefully on July 2, 2020. Robert (Bob) was born in Morristown, NJ and raised in Jersey City. Bob is predeceased by his wife Lorraine of 58 years. He is survived by his son, Robert H. Killen and daughter, Susan Viscardi of Manahawkin, NJ, granddaughter, Marissa Viscardi and Travis Waltz of Little Egg Harbor, grandson, Zachary Viscardi of Tuckerton and his beloved Great-Granddaughter Seaerra Waltz.

Bob Killen had an unparalleled 36 years of service with the Jersey City Police Department. He was appointed Patrolman on October 21, 1958, patrolling the streets for 20 years at the 6th Precinct before making his way up through the ranks of Sergeant on April 19, 1977, Lieutenant on July 10, 1981, Captain on July 17, 1985 and finally Inspector on April 9, 1988. Along the way he was the recipient of three Commendations, two Excellent Police Service Awards, and One Class “C” Award before retiring on July 1, 1994. He loved the job and he loved the city being a lifelong resident till 2003 when he and his wife Lorraine moved to Manahawkin to be near their daughter and grandchildren.

As much as Bob loved his life on the force, he also loved his retirement making the most of it by spending his time with his grandkids and a lot of traveling with his wife Lorraine. He played Senior Softball, pool at the clubhouse and was an avid bowler throughout his life. He enjoyed life to the fullest and was extremely funny. He always lit up the room whenever he entered it. He was exceedingly generous, touching many lives in his lifetime and will be very much greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 13, 2020 from 3-6PM at the Thos L. Shinn Funeral Home, 10 Hilliard Dr., Manahawkin, NJ 08050. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 11:30AM at St. Mary of the Pines, 100 Bishop Lane, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. To leave condolences and fond memories of Bob for the Killen family, please visit www.shinnfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, July 13, 2020

  • Memorial Mass

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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Terra Ristau

July 8, 2020

Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Killen but have heard about him through his beautiful daughter, Susan. I enjoyed hearing about their special relationship.
I pray for the family during this time of sorrow in saying goodbye to their beloved patriarch.

Paulette Burns

July 8, 2020

Dear Sue, Bobby, Marissa, Zach, Travis and Seaerrea,
Our Deepest Condolences on the loss of your Father and Grandfather, He lived a long and good life. He was a good man.
Paulette & David Burns

Larry Mullane

July 7, 2020

As a rookie officer it was a pleasure riding with Bob back in the early 70's. He passed on years of experience and good counsel.
He was also a fine supervisor and boss.
My sincerest condolences to the Killen Family. May Bobby rest in peace, he certainly eaned it.

Frankie Steinhauser

July 6, 2020

Susan & Bobby

Great memories of your dad both on and off the police department always remember the great barbecues in the yard and memorable trips to Miami Beach and of course Tampa. Even though your dad is gone his memory will live on through the stories you will tell throughout the years God bless him and your mother in heaven.
All my love
Frankie

Margaret Steinhauser

July 5, 2020

Susan and Bobby
We just wanted to again say how sorry we are
about the passing of your Dad. We are sending lots
of Prayers and Hugs to all of you. We are sure your
Mom was thrilled to see your Dad coming thru the
Pearly Gates. Together again as soul mates should be.
Love & Prayers
Dolores & Margaret Steinhauser

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