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Robert R Blume
Robert R Blume

April 25, 1937 - November 10, 2018
Born in Newark, NJ
Resided in Montague, NJ


Robert R. Blume, 81, of Montague, died Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Newton Medical Center.

Born and raised in Newark, Robert lived in West Orange, where he raised his family, and spent his summers on the family farm in Montague. He became a year-round resident at the farm in 1991. A United States Army veteran, Robert proudly served during the Korean Conflict, where he was stationed in Germany, working as a tank commander. Robert was the owner of Abco Roofing and Robert R. Blume and Son Roofing before his retirement in 2003. His family described him as a true patriot who was a very hard worker. Robert loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing.

The son of the late Joseph and Sophie (nee Zawalich) Blume, Robert was the youngest of seven children, all of whom predeceased him. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Roxanna (nee Sisto) Blume); his three children, Suzanne Paolello and husband, Anthony, of Old Bridge, Marlyn D’Amico and husband, Sal, of Bethel, Connecticut, and Robert R. Blume II of Montague; and his four grandchildren, Danielle, Anthony, Salvatore, and Gianna.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at the Lafayette Federated Church, 180 Route 15, Lafayette. Interment will follow in Layton Cemetery in Sandyston Township. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 10 to 12 noon at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main Street, Branchville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Father Johns Animal House, 50 Father Johns Lane, Lafayette, NJ 07848 or the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517. Online condolences may be offered at

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Lafayette Federated Church
180 Route 15
Lafayette, NJ 07848
Thursday, November 15, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lafayette Federated Church
180 Route 15
Lafayette, NJ 07848
Thursday, November 15, 2018
12:00 PM
Layton Cemetery
Layton-Hainesville Road
Layton, New Jersey 07851
Thursday, November 15, 2018

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