Robert William Pfarr,73, of Manchester Township, New Jersey, passed away unexpectedly on June 6th.
Bob was born in Newark, NJ and graduated from Union High School in 1966. After High School, he enlisted in the Navy and proudly served on the USS Saratoga from approximately 1967-1970.
Upon completion of his service, he returned home to Union, NJ and began a long telecommunications career, starting with NJ Bell. One day, while taking the bus from Newark to Union, he took a chance and started a conversation with a lovely woman Regina, who later become his wife and the love of his life. Bob and Regina were married on March 8th, 1975 and raised three children; Pamela, Michael and Lauren.
In his spare time, Bob loved playing golf, making beer and stained glass. He played the bag pipes and loved photography and listening to Doo Wop music. Regina and Bob loved to take drives to wineries and go out to dinner. Bob was an active member of several clubs in the Renaissance Community including The Mens Club, Photography Club, Woodworking Club, and the Golf Club. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, children and grandchildren. He was always there at the drop of a hat, whenever you needed him. Bob was affectionately known as “Bobby Bagpipes”, with the greatest head of hair around.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Mary Pfarr. He is survived by his wife Regina, daughter Pamela and husband Kevin Kromar, son Michael and wife Kristin, daughter Lauren and husband Matthew Thomas. He leaves behind six grandchildren, Ryan, Luke, Madison, William, Michael Jr, and Richard. Bob was the oldest of six siblings and is survived by his brothers Richard, Donald (Donna), and Gary (Janice) and his two sisters Betty (Donald),and Mary (Lawrence), sister in law Patricia O’Connell (James). He was loved by many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at the Bradley, Haeberle & Barth Funeral home in Union, NJ on Friday, June 10th from 3-7pm and a funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Union on Saturday, June 11th at 10:15am.
In lieu of flowers, Bob’s family requests that donations be made to Bridges; The Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Project in Rockland County, NY, which supports Veterans. www.bridges.rc.org