Thos. L. Shinn Funeral Home

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Robert John Thalhamer

January 30, 1959May 11, 2020

John Thalhamer, 61 ( Bob, Bobby and Uncle Robby) of Brick, NJ passed from this life into eternal life on May 11th, 2020 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ. Bob was born in College Point, NY on January 30th, 1959 to John Thalhamer and Estelle (Fischer) Thalhamer. He married the love of his life Dagmar Kizmann in 1985. They resided in College Point, NY and moved to Brick, NJ in 1990. They enjoyed their home there until Bob's passing. After completing all his education, Bob enjoyed his lifelong Career in the computer industry. He loved technology and was close to retirement from his position as the Senior Network Administrator at the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital for the State of New Jersey. Robert left behind his grieving family Dagmar (Kizmann) Thalhamer wife of 35 years. Sisters, Linda M (Thalhamer) Jubak and Susan J Thalhamer. Sister-in-Law Monika (Kizmann) Mannix, husband Paul Mannix and Sister-in-Law Carmen Kizmann. Nephew Richard N Jubak, Wife Suzanne (Reed) Jubak, Niece Jennifer (Jubak) Urena, Husband Carlos Urena, Nephew Jason J Jubak, Wife Louisa (Abel) Jubak. And his beloved grand nieces and grand nephews, Kerry and Sean Mannix, Emma, Owen, Adam Jubak, Liam and Zoe Jubak, Nicholas and Zachary Urena. He was regarded as an extraordinary Uncle and was affectionately called Uncle Robby. His nephews and nieces felt they were loved and cared for by him as if they were his own children. Among his hobbies were traveling, wood working, cooking, sports, camping, bird-watching, gardening, golfing, fishing, barbecuing, especially using his remote control smoker. He was passionate about politics and automobiles the Jets and often enjoyed long car rides with satellite radio playing. He loved adventures, among his favorites were his annual road trip to visit his life long friends, the Hawk family in New Hampshire and his Sister-in Law Carmen in Florida. Above all Robert enjoyed spending time with all of his family and many friends. He touched many lives, always bringing a smiling face and a gregarious personality. He loved life and loved sharing it. His love knew no bounds when it came to his family, you could call on him day or night and he always had an open heart. One of his greatest joys was being Nicholas' Godfather. May you "Rest in Peace Uncle Robby" he will be so very missed by his family and friends. He will always be in our hearts.Thos L. Shinn was entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to our website at www.shinnfuneralhome.com. A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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Judy Groff

May 27, 2020

Dagmar I am so sorry for your loss . All those pictures that you shares are beautiful I was glad to see you back at work . You take good care of yourself

Love you judy and dave groff

Carlos Urena

May 26, 2020

When I met him around 2003, Robert made it very clear that if I’d hurt his Jenny he’d hurt me. In 2006 he became Uncle Robbie when I married his favorite butter eating niece. In 2012 when Nico was born healthy he was one of the happiest and proudest persons on both sides of the family, even went and got protussis vaccine so he can share our new treasure with us immediately. Everyone though we where nuts, even uncle Robbie; but Aunt D and him went and got it anyway.
In 2017 we brought along another lil guy Zachary, and just like clockwork uncle Robbie was there for us again. Through these years Robert Thalhamer has been a best uncle, Godfather, Santa’s helper, chef de cuisine, babysitter, partner in crime, drinking buddy, smoking pal, IT, political nemesis, confidant, and friend. We will forever miss you, your humor, thoughtfulness, and your love. RIP

Dagmar Thalhamer

May 24, 2020

Bob loves the Florida sun,
He wears his beard well.
My sister Carmen’s Backyard
Road trip with mom
February 2017

Dagmar Thalhamer

May 23, 2020

Disney world may 2014

From Susan’s 60th birthday surprise trip

Erika Leggett

May 23, 2020

We are so saddened to hear about Uncle Robby’s passing, We will remember him for his zest for life, smile, and kindness. We will always remember Uncle Robby for his amazing ability to make us all laugh and that special glowing smile which was contagious with anyone he came in contact with. You are so loved.

Chrissy Thompson

May 21, 2020

Bob, though I didn't have the privilege of knowing you as a close friend, it is clear that you embraced every nuance of life fully. We would have enjoyed many things in common, especially our passions for birdwatching, music and travel. I'm certain you've made the type of impression on your family and friends, where your memory will not just remain in thoughts and pictures, but more importantly in actions --actions of love, kindness,
appreciation and gratitude for the goodness that is around us and to which we have the opportunity to contribute every day.

Happy travels, Robby.


Dagmar Thalhamer

May 20, 2020

Hi Bob,

Cousin Barbara sent us this pic today from 1984.
Our first trip to Germany together visiting family.
Taken at Frankfurt airport.
Like all of our friends and family, she was hoping
and praying you would be better soon.
She loves you and misses you.
and wishes strength for me!

I Love you to infinity and beyond.

Kathy, Greg n Jennifer Poznanski

May 19, 2020

As we all share the loss of a dear friend may we wish him peace.
We all love Bob, and his caring nature and will be missed.
God Bless ! Love Kathy, Greg and Jennifer

Delia Mannix

May 18, 2020

We were deeply saddened to learn of Bob's passing, Dear Dagmar. You both fought the good fight, hand in hand, your hearts beating as one, love, prayers, faith keeping Bob strong. When his time came, it wasn't because either of you had given
up - it was Our Loving Father in His infinite compassion calling Bob to his peaceful rest at the best time for him.
We give our loved ones back to God
And as He first gave them to us, and did
not lose them in the giving, we have not
lost them in returning them to Him
For life is eternal, love is immortal, death
is but a horizon
And a horizon is nothing but the limit of our
earthly sight.
In faith, with love -
Delia Mannix & Richard Ferro

Barbara & Stephen Arcieri

May 18, 2020

Hard to put into words what has happened to a wonderful man, a loving husband, a man who spread joy and happiness wherever he went. The fond memories of Robert we have will always remain. Sadly we wish there were more of them. With many of us living apart, we always think the people we love and care about are O.K. We prayed daily for him always believing he was a strong guy he'd beat this. Our hearts are heavy with sadness. People say, in time, you'll be able to move forward. We think you just learn to live with the sorrow. We'll continue to pray for his wonderful wife Dagmar, family and friends, the people he touched and cared about. We are comforted by being blessed to
have known him. We'll always love you Rob.


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