OBITUARY

Robert John Joseph Bocchino

September 23, 1939August 3, 2022

IN THE CARE OF

Becker Funeral Home

Robert John Joseph Bocchino, age 82, of Lavallette NJ, passed away Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022. Robert was born on September 23rd, 1939. Born and raised in Fair Lawn, NJ, Robert attended Fair Lawn High School, before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He served on the U.S.S. Wasp Aircraft Carrier from 1957-1960, preceding his discharge as a disabled veteran. Robert learned his electrical trade in the Navy, enabling him to become an IBEW Union member of Local Union 164. He joined the Mehl partnership in 1982 and by 1985 became Sole Proprietor of what is now Mehl Electric Co. Inc. With a passion for cars, boating, fishing and even flying small aircraft, Robert pursued an active lifestyle. He competed in offshore powerboat racing with his best friend Frank Lach and even managed to win a few fishing tournaments alongside family and friends. Through his vigilant work ethic and an abundance of hobbies, his legacy continues today. Robert is predeceased by his parents Flora and William, his eldest sister Doris Ulinski and his youngest brother Thomas. He is survived by his twin brother William and sister in-law Barbara Bocchino as well as sister-in-law Theresa Bocchino. Beloved husband of Victoria Bocchino, devoted father of Craig and Laura Bocchino, Robb and Catherine Bocchino, Kirstin and Kevin Schultz, Christianna Bacheler and Trevor Ward, Tori Bacheler and Michael Forman. Loving grandfather of Eric Joseph, Hannah Noel, Michael Robert, Reese Kevin, Tanner Robert, Brooke Mary, Piper Rose and Walker Forman. A visitation for Robert will be held Friday, August 12, 2022, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ 07675. A funeral mass will occur Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, 69 Valley Street, Hillsdale, NJ 07642. A committal service will occur Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM at George Washington Memorial Park, 234 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org/donate Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared below for the Bocchino family.

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Friday, August 12, 2022

Visitation

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Funeral Mass

Saturday, August 13, 2022

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