Robert William Maul, passed away on November 25, 2020, in Springfield, NJ, on his sixty-ninth birthday from cancer. Rob was born in Summit, NJ, to Robert and Rosemarie Koonz Maul.
Married on his birthday to Theresa Smith Maul in 1977, Rob and Theresa are proud parents of Barbara Mulvee, and her husband, Conner, Robert Maul, Jr., and his wife Rachel, and Carolyn Maul.
Rob’s family will remember him for his dry humor, integrity and loyalty as a steadfast friend. They describe him as a man of faith, strength, demeanor, and humbleness, who always had a smile.
A 1969 graduate of Warren Hills Regional High School and a 1973 graduate of Seton Hall University with a bachelor’s degree in History, Rob worked for more than 50 years in the irrigation industry as an independent contractor with Wilpat Turf Sprinkler Systems and then Millstone Lawn and Garden.
Rob was a Springfield Lions Club member for many years, and he served as president from 1983-1984. Rob was also a Seton Hall Prep Father’s Club member during, and for many years after, Rob Jr.’s high school years there. He was awarded the Arthur Williams Memorial Award in 2005 for outstanding behind-the-scenes contributions to the Seton Hall Prep family.
The oldest of seven children, Rob was predeceased by his father in 1981 and mother in 1998. He is survived by his wife and children, and his siblings: Patrice Cox and husband Ray, Kathleen Gialanella and her husband David, Christopher Maul and his wife Laura, William Maul, Thomas Maul and Jonathan Maul.
Visitation will be held at Bradley, Smith and Smith Funeral Home on Saturday, November 28 from 9:30-10:45 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Rose of Lima, in Short Hills, NJ, on November 28 at 11:15 am for family and friends.
During this time of social distancing, the Maul Family understands and respects that not everyone can join in person. They appreciate all their families’ and friends’ thoughts, prayers and memories of Rob.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Rob’s children’s alma maters, The Academy of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, N.J. or Seton Hall Prep, West Orange, NJ would be appreciated.