Robert J. Hladney
September 6, 1941 – July 21, 2021
Robert J. Hladney, 79, of Manchester, NJ, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday July 20, 2021 with the recent heartache of his beloved wife Kathy’s passing on May 12th, 2021. Born and raised Newark NJ, Bob and Kathy were married June 4th, 1966. Bob lived in Roselle Park NJ and then Ramsey NJ for 23 years with his wife Kathy and their two children Robert and Kristin before moving to Renaissance in Manchester 2002. After graduating Our Lady of the Valley High class of ‘59, Bob attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in the evenings, served his country in the United States Marine Corp Reserves on weekends and worked countless hours with the Lackawanna & Western Railroad to provide for his family. Bob’s love and caring for his family to have a better life, inspired him to seek employment at IBM where he worked for 29 years before retiring. While excelling in his career, Bob always put family first and sacrificed job opportunities that would relocate his family and affect their happiness and way of life. Bob was an outstanding athlete playing baseball, basketball and softball most of his life which served as a source of inspiration, determination and competitiveness that became inherent within his personality. He was a loyal NY Yankee fan and had an endless amount of baseball trivia knowledge. Bob also loved thoroughbred horse racing and spending summers at Saratoga Racetrack with his family. Bob will always be remembered by family and friends for his faith in God, love, devotion, loyalty, honor, courage, integrity and this great man will be dearly missed. Bob is survived by his loving son and daughter Robert and Kristin, his cherished grandson, Brennan, his dear sister Patricia Schleck, his nephews; Daniel Schleck and Mark Schleck and niece; Linda Schleck, brother-in-law Helmut Jung and his wife Peggy, his nephews; Vincent Jung and Keith Jung, his niece; Sharyn Jung and Joseph, lifelong friend Brian Donnelly; he is also survived by many extended family members and friends. Family and friends are invited to the visitation on Sunday July 25, 2021, at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Road, Manchester, NJ 08759, from 3-7pm. Services to start at the funeral home on Monday July 26, at 9am, with a Mass of Catholic Burial to be offered at 10:30am at Saint Luke’s Church, 1674 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, NJ 08755. Burial will be at Whiting Memorial Park, 600 County Road 530, whiting NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. (stjude.org)
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