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Robert Kennedy Obituary

Robert G. Kennedy
Robert G. Kennedy

December 31, 1927 - January 26, 2020
Born in Newark
Resided in Iselin, NJ


Robert G. Kennedy, 92, of Iselin died on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Brandywine Living in Howell.

Robert was born in Newark to the late Robert and Catherine (Neimic) Kennedy. He has been a lifelong resident of Iselin, and most recent resided at Bradywine Living at Howell over the past few years.

Robert was a Pattern Maker for the American Aluminum Casting Company in Irvington. He was a Communicant of St. Cecelia Church in Iselin where he also served as an usher. He was also a veteran of the United States Army, a member of the Iselin Knights of Columbus Council #3639, American Legion Post #471, and a charter member of the Ironbound Ambulance Squad.

Robert is survived by his wife of 70 years, Elizabeth (Glick); his 3 sons, Robert and his wife Mary Anne of Clarksburg, Gary and his wife Lorraine of New Market, MD, and Tim and his wife Jane of Poway, CA; one brother, Tim of Barnegat; 9 grandchildren, Christine, Laurie, Jamie, Jonathan, Kevin, Kathleen, Megan, Tim, and Chelsea; and 12 great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Michael, Lilly, James, Sophia, Emma, Anna Grace, Keagan, Lexi, Matthew, Jack and Brooke.

Visitation will be prior to the funeral from 9-10:45am on Friday, January 31st. The funeral will begin at 10:45am from the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 1225 Green Street and Cooper Ave Iselin followed by a 11:15am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Cecelia Church. Entombment will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation at or to The Ironbound Ambulance Squad Inc. gofundme page to help obtain a second ambulance that will provide additional life-saving services.




1225 Green Street & Cooper Ave.
Iselin, NJ US 08830
Friday, January 31, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
St. Cecelia RC Church
45 Wilus Way
Iselin, NJ US 08830
Friday, January 31, 2020
11:15 AM
St. Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Ave
Colonia, NJ US 07067
Friday, January 31, 2020




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