Robert “Bob” Kobberger Jr., 81 of Short Hills passed away on Monday June 29, 2020, holding the hand of his wife of 55 years; a blessing in Covid times. Bob was born in Irvington and was a long time resident of Short Hills and Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey. He received his Undergraduate Degree in Engineering from N.J.I.T. and his Master’s Degree in Business from Seton Hall University. After serving in the Air Force, Bob began his career at Worthington Corporation. He spent the majority of his career serving as a Director of Sales and Marketing at ITT Corporation, going back and forth between Midland Park, New Jersey and Cincinnati, Ohio.
In his retirement, he continued to consult for notable clients, including US Seal, among others.
Bob is survived by his beloved wife Kathleen O’Brien Kobberger, his sons Brian (Charlotte), Gregory (Amy) and his much loved grandchildren Madeline, Bridgett, William, Dylan and Abby. He is also survived by his siblings Ralph Kobberger and Ingrid Simkins, nieces and nephews, and his treasured family in Germany. He is predeceased by his parents, Robert and Thelka Kobberger.
In his younger years, he was a skier, golfer, runner and competitive racquetball player, proudly beating players 20 years his junior.
In addition to his family, Bob loved many things including the beach, sand dollars, chocolate, the New York Times crossword puzzle, travel, dancing with his wife, Newport, Rhode Island, the small town of Winkles, Germany, and his adored granddogs.
Bob was gregarious, energetic, curious, intelligent, and most of all funny. There was always a mischievous twinkle in his eyes; he filled the room.
A memorial mass will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) or The Littman Memory Center, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052 (email@example.com).
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