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Robert (Bob) C West Sr.

December 23, 1951 — September 7, 2023

North Brunswick

Robert C. West Sr., affectionately known as Bob, passed away on September 7, 2023, in North Brunswick. He was born on December 23, 1951, in Elizabeth. Bob was a dedicated individual who started his career as a welder for Merck & Co., Englehard, and Westinghouse Corp. before joining the Borough of Highland Park as a mechanic from which he retired in 2020. He had a remarkable ability to fix things, whether it was cars or other mechanical objects, and his skills as a handyman earned him a well-deserved reputation within the community.

A true patriot, Bob loved America with all his heart and was a champion of free speech. He served in the Navy from 1970 to 1974, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to his country. His military service was a testament to his bravery and dedication to duty. When he wasn’t working, Bob enjoyed indulging in his hobbies and interests. He was a proud member of the Teamster Union. Bob had a particular passion for fixing things and welding metal, these creative outlets allowed him to express himself and bring joy to those around him. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

Survived by his loving family and friends, Bob will forever remain in their hearts. He is survived by his daughter Jennifer Henderson and son-in-law Edward Henderson of Rahway. Additionally, he is survived by his son Robert C. West Jr. and daughter-in-law Colleen West of Parlin, NJ. Bob was a proud grandfather to his grandsons Shane Patrick and Brody Robert who affectionately called him Pop Pop. In addition to his immediate family, Bob is survived by his sisters Barbara Shea of South Dakota and Charlotte Messick of Virginia, his brothers Raymond West Jr. (Vicky) of Virginia, Richard West (Tammy) of Virginia, Randy West of Virginia. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews who will cherish their memories with him.
Bob’s presence in the lives of those who knew him will be greatly missed.

He touched the hearts of many with his warm smile, helping hands, and compassionate spirit. May he rest in peace knowing that he made a significant impact on those around him. "Bob was not a formal guy or part of the 'hoi polloi' with that, please feel free to pay respect by wearing your favorite flannel or pocket tee shirt."

Bob’s funeral services will take place at The Crabiel Home For Funerals located at 170 North Main Street - at Riva Avenue in Milltown, NJ. Visitation will be held on September 13, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The Funeral Service will be conducted on September 14, 2023, starting at 10:00 AM with an end time of 11:00 AM. Immediately following the Funeral Service, Bob will be laid to rest at Van Liew Cemetery in North Brunswick Township at approximately 11:30 AM.

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Past Services


Wednesday, September 13, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, September 14, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Thursday, September 14, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

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