Robert Russell Sr., 75, of Hazlet, New Jersey, passed away on July 20, 2021, at his home in Hazlet, New Jersey. Robert was born on July 22, 1945, in Staten Island, New York, where he grew up and remained to raise his family. Later, Robert moved to New Jersey and also lived in South Carolina and Florida, before returning to New Jersey about a year ago. Before his retirement, Robert worked as a police officer for the New York City Police Department in Manhattan, New York for many years. He was also a proud United States Navy Veteran. In his spare time, Robert enjoyed fishing and loved being by the water.
Robert was predeceased by his brothers, Louis Russell and John Russell. He is survived by his loving children, Robert Russell Jr. of Florida, Joseph Russell of Florida and Tracy Bye of Hazlet, New Jersey, his sisters, Terry Foder and Lillian Burgo, and his daughters-in-law, Tami Russell of Florida and Shannon Russell of Florida. Robert also leaves behind his cherished grandchildren, Melissa Russell, Starr Bye, Justin Russell, Hunter Russell, Joseph Russell, Robert Russell, Savannah Bye, Sydney Bye, Samantha Russell, Daniel Bye Jr., and Nicholas Russell, and his treasured great-grandchildren, Aria Reeves, Chase Reeves, Ashlynne Russell and Aubree Reeves. Robert will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, July 23, 2021, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. A prayer service will be offered at the funeral home during the visiting hours. In respect to Robert’s wishes, he will be privately cremated. For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit, www.shorepointfh.com.
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