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Robert Brockmann, Jr.


Robert Henry Brockmann Jr., age 84, of Lancaster, SC and a former long- time resident of Wayne, NJ passed away on July 15, 2017, while in the presence of his loving children.

“Bob”, as he was known to most, was born in Hackensack, NJ to Robert Henry Sr. and Edna Ellen (nee Carroll) Brockmann. He was raised in Wood-Ridge, NJ, graduated Wood-Ridge H.S. in 1951 and was a member of the Blue Devils Football State Champions (North 1 Group 1) 1948 and 1949.

Bob joined the navy in November, 1952 during the Korean War, attained the rank of 1st Class Petty Officer and was honorably discharged in October, 1956. While in the service he was awarded the Good Conduct Metal, National Defense Metal and Navy Occupation Service Metal.

After military service Bob entered The Culinary Institute of America in New Haven Connecticut. Attending school in the day and working at night in a box factory to help pay for his education, he graduated with an A.A.S. Degree in Culinary Arts. In 1958 Bob entered New York City Community College and graduated with an A.A.S. Degree in Hotel Technology. Bob worked 36 years in the institutional food service industry, retiring in 1996 as the East Coast Sales Manager for Alberto Culvers Food Service Division.

In the summer of 1958, Bob met Alice Elizabeth “Betty” White while vacationing at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. They eventually got engaged and Bob married Betty, the love of his life, in November, 1960. They spent 53 wonderful years together.

Bob was predeceased by his loving wife Alice Elizabeth “Betty” in 2014. He is survived by his five children, Robert and his wife Patricia, William, his daughter-in-law Janet, Douglas and his wife Marian, Brenda Leardi and her husband Michael, and Ken and his wife Carmelina; and his fifteen grandchildren, Clifford Jr., Alyson, Alexa, Douglas Jr., Michael Jr., Kathaleen, Ashley, Brian, Owen, Eric, Veronica, Nicole, Frankie, Amelia and James. He is also survived by his sister Marilyn Waldman; he was predeceased by his sister Ellen Brockmann, and his son, Clifford Brockmann Sr.

Friends may visit with the family for memorial visitation on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 4-7 PM at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 AM on Saturday, July 22, 2017 from the funeral home then to Our Lady of the Valley RC Church, 630 Valley Road, Wayne where a 10:00 AM Memorial Mass will be offered.

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My deepest condolences,to the Brockmann's families,I'm so so sorry about Your Dad,he was a wonderful person to know,and talk with whenever being in his company,I know he will be well missed you're all have , lot's of wonderful memories of him,always cherish his love and respect, MayGodBlessYou all,Amen ????????????????????????????????????????

Josephine D'AURIZIO


Our deepest sympathy to Brenda and the Brockmann family. I remember Mr. Brockmann always smiling, such a gentleman, and a great conversationalist. He was so blessed to have all his children with him in his final years, and they were blessed to have a wonderful Dad. All our love, Monica & Randy Foulds

Monica Parrino-Foulds


he will be missed amazing person glad i got to spend many years with him. i send my condolences to the whole family. so happy that we got to be a part of his life my brother law an his whole family will always be in my prayers.

laura agnoli


Our sympathies and condolences to the Brockmann families. We are so sorry for your loss. Mee Lon Yee (retired teacher friend of Ellen's.)

Mee Lon Yee

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