OBITUARY

Robert E. McCoobery Jr.

February 27, 1942May 31, 2018
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Robert Edward McCoobery, age 76, passed away on May 31, 2018, peacefully after a long illness. At the time of his passing, he was a long-time resident of North Palm Beach, Florida. He was born on February 27, 1942, in Paterson, New Jersey. He grew up in Paterson, and graduated from Central High School.

After high school, he served on a destroyer in the United States Navy, and participated in the blockade of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Upon completing his service, he married Elaine Ann McCoobery (nee’ Hamilton) of Teaneck, New Jersey, on September 26, 1964. They had been married for fifty three years at the time of his death. Robert and Elaine raised five children, and were residents of Fairfield, New Jersey, and Wayne, New Jersey, before settling in South Florida in 1989. Robert was a home builder and developer working in Bergen, Passaic, Essex and Morris Counties from the 1960’s through the 1990’s, during which he oversaw the construction of many new neighborhoods and communities across Northern New Jersey. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and sports fan. He also served for many years as a Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady Consolation Church in Wayne, New Jersey. He was a long-time member of PGA National Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens. Later in life, Robert took great joy in being the grandfather to his five wonderful grandchildren.

He is survived by his beloved wife Elaine; his five children Robert Edward McCoobery, Jr., Dennis H. McCoobery, Michael McCoobery, Timothy McCoobery and his wife Samantha, and Kathleen Pfister and her husband Ryan; his five grandchildren Mia McCoobery, Molly and Mitchell McCoobery and Olivia and Owen Pfister; his sister Janice LaGrutta and her husband Robert; his brother Michael McCoobery and his wife Katherine; and nine nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving parents Robert and Margaret McCoobery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Palm Beach County, Trust Bridge or the New Day Adult Care Center in North Palm Beach, Florida.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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