Robert C. “Bob” Gillard, 83, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 2, 2022.
Beloved husband of the late Margaret L. Gillard, nee O’Brien, who pre-deceased him in October 2019, Bob was blessed with 58 years of marriage and five daughters, Barbara Gillard, Elmhurst, IL, Margaret Bader and husband William, Millstone Twp, NJ, Anna Gillard, Colts Neck, NJ, Jeanne Roby and husband Ronald, Springfield OH, and Mary Gillard, Fort Lauderdale, FL. He was ‘Pop-Pop’ to his cherished grandchildren Robert Gillard, and wife Meaghan, Christopher Roby and wife Megan, Amanda Bader Roman and husband Kyle, Delaney Bader, Antonio Acuna-Gillard, Anna Acuna-Gillard, and great-grandson Travis Roby. Bob enjoyed the comfort of being just a phone call away from his caring brother and lifelong friend, William Gillard and wife Margret, and is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends as well as Kendall, his constant canine companion.
Bob was born to the late William and Anna Gillard, nee Lippmann, and was raised in Newark, NJ before moving to Hazlet, NJ 55 years ago. He devoted his time and resources to his family, spending memorable annual family vacations in Ocean Beach, NJ. He served in the US Army National Guard Reserves and spent 35 years with NJ Bell Telephone Company before retiring in 1992. He loved fishing, hunting, classic cars and enjoyed any opportunity to tinker and build.
Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation immediately followed by a memorial service, to be held Thursday, April 7, 2022, from 1 to 4 PM at John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Lustgarten Foundation by visiting lustgarten.org.
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