Robert Joseph Apruzzese, 64, of Little Silver passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on May 1, 2019, at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Robert, “Bob,” was born in Jersey City, New Jersey where he lived before moving to Matawan. Upon graduating from Matawan Regional High School, Bob spent his time traveling with friends and started his career in manufacturing and technology. Bob spent 40 years married to his beautiful wife Cindy living their life to the fullest surrounded by family and friends.
The couple welcomed their son Jeffrey followed by their daughter Nicole. As a family, they enjoyed spending time at the beach, bike riding, and ice cream dates. Bob always encouraged his children and was proud of them for following their dreams. In his spare time, Bob loved riding his motorcycle, cooking his world famous baked ziti, and taking his dog Buddy for long walks. Bob became a grandfather to Bryce Michael who was the sunshine of his world. Bob loved spending time with his grandson playing with trains and admiring antique cars. Bob was a man of few words but always knew how to make the room laugh with his uncanny sense of humor. He will forever be remembered by his family for these moments that were shared.
Bob was predeceased by his father Mario Apruzzese. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Cindy Apruzzese, son Jeffrey Apruzzese and his wife Paige, daughter Nicole Apruzzese and grandson Bryce Michael, mother Susy Apruzzese, sister Susan and her husband Chris Farber, brother Tommy Apruzzese and his wife Bonnie, brother-in-law Carl Quaglia and his wife Judy, as well as his many beloved nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place at the John E. Day Funeral Home 85 Riverside Avenue Red Bank, NJ 07701 on Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 3-7PM.
A Celebration of Life will take place at Christ Church in Shrewsbury on Monday, May 6, 2019, at 10AM with burial to follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Brielle.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be sent to the Parkinson’s Foundation PO Box 20256 Sarasota, FL 34276.
Please visit Robert’s memorial tribute at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com