Robert A. Augelli, 72, of Whippany, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born and raised in Jersey City, Robert was the son of Judge Anthony T. Augelli and Mary Carroll Augelli. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, where he was a member of the Naval ROTC and earned his B.S. in Political Science. Upon graduation, Robert proudly served as an officer in the United States Navy, with several years’ active duty in the 1960s highlighted by Cold War deployments including the Cuban Missile Crisis naval quarantine. He continued his service in the Naval Reserve before retiring in 1986 at the rank of Commander. Following his active duty deployments, Robert married his beloved wife Doris. After 3 years together in Orange, they settled in their home of Whippany in 1966. He earned his Master’s Degree in History from Rutgers University, had a successful career with AAA in Florham Park, and served as a member and/or Chairman of the Landmark Commission of Hanover Township for 30 years. Robert’s passions were history, classical music, reading, languages, the serenity of the outdoors, and traveling the world, but most of all, he loved his family, his children and his grandchildren.
Robert is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Doris (nee: Beck); his beloved children Anne Mascuch and her husband Frank, Theresa Jetter and her husband Richard, Vincent Augelli and his wife Durriya, and Christopher Augelli and his wife Nancy; his cherished grandchildren Caroline, Jacob and Katherine Augelli, Jennifer, Colleen and Ryan Jetter, and Nicholas Augelli; and dear sisters Kathleen Augelli, Marie Kaufer, and Patricia Locascio.