Robert J. Bence, Sr. 72, of Jackson, NJ, passed away at Community Medical Center, NJ. Born in Teaneck, NJ, he lived in Bayonne for a short time before moving to back Jackson in 2002, where he had lived most of his life. Bob was a lifetime member of the Lakewood Elks.
Bob is survived by his wife of 43 years Karen Brummel Bence, his children, Robert J. Bence, Jr., and Caren Miceli and her husband Michael, of Bayonne, NJ, his grandchildren Matthew Thomas, Nicholas Robert, Amanda and Bobby, and his best friend, his Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Wally Bear Bence. He is also survived by additional family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday March 16, 2012, at Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Road, Manchester, NJ 08759. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Jude's Children Hospital, Alzheimer Association or charily of your choice in Bob's menory.