Robert J. Bence Sr.

April 15, 1939March 14, 2012

Robert J. Bence, Sr. 72, of Jackson, NJ, passed away at Community Medical Center, NJ. Born in Teaneck, NJ, he lived in Bayonne for a short time before moving to back Jackson in 2002, where he had lived most of his life. Bob was a lifetime member of the Lakewood Elks.

Bob is survived by his wife of 43 years Karen Brummel Bence, his children, Robert J. Bence, Jr., and Caren Miceli and her husband Michael, of Bayonne, NJ, his grandchildren Matthew Thomas, Nicholas Robert, Amanda and Bobby, and his best friend, his Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Wally Bear Bence. He is also survived by additional family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday March 16, 2012, at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Road, Manchester, NJ 08759. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Jude’s Children Hospital, Alzheimer Association or charily of your choice in Bob's menory.


  • Visitation Friday, March 16, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, March 16, 2012

Robert J. Bence Sr.

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April 12, 2012

Dear Karen,
I just found out today about Bob. I am so sorry for your loss.He was a wonderful person. You were both so helpful to us when we first started at JSH. He was always willing to help me no matter what dumb mess I found myself in. You are in my thoughts and prayers Judy Urban

March 20, 2012

Dear Karen, I am so saddened to read about the loss of Bob. He was a very special person, so generous with his time, help, and expertise at Jersey Shore Haven for so many years. You and Bob were the first to welcome me as I transitioned from a party of two to one. I know how painful this time can be. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Maryann Bastian ("Vermont", as Bob used to call me!).

March 18, 2012

Dear Karen, Tina and I are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Bob. Great memories of him and I tooling around the campground. He was my first friend at JSH.... Bob was always willing to reach out and help the new folks. We will never forget him as kind and wonderful; willing to lend a hand to everyone.
Jim and Tina Davis

Herb Leuschner

March 18, 2012

Dear Karen:

We are very much saddened by Bob's untimely passing. He will certainly be missed by all who have known or met him. He was a very special person to all of us. We will miss him and his cheery disposition. We do hope to see you very soon.
Much Love,
Joan, Herb & Cheryl