Robert Hewitt Wharton Sr.
February 25, 1931 - September 15, 2021
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Steve Zipko left a message on October 20, 2021:
I am SO sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I first met Bob and Pat during our 1994 China trip, during which I found Bob to be one of the most intellectually stimulating people I have ever met. He was also very thoughtful. When My Dad passed away the November after our China trip, Bob traveled in heavy rain from Holmdel to Dover to attend my Dad's wake, even though he never met my Dad. I was pleasantly shocked at that, which goes to show how wonderful a person Bob was. With Deep Condolences, Steve Zipko
Lou Kady left a message on October 10, 2021:
Jim (Jimmy), only just learned of your Father’s passing while browsing this site. My deepest condolences to you and your family. I very much liked the video presentation. My best is of blessings to all, hope we can meet up again someday.
Ann Sague left a message on October 8, 2021:
Pat, I just heard of your loss last night. So very sorry to hear of it. Bob was a fine man and I know, a delightful husband. Take care of yourself. I pray our Heavenly Father will comfort you during this difficult time. Lovingly, Ann Sague
Kevin Matthews Jr left a message on September 23, 2021:
In memory of Robert Hewitt Wharton Sr., Kevin Matthews Jr lit a candle
Richard C Wharton left a message on September 23, 2021:
Wonderful video of Bob and family! Forgot how tall Jim is!! Loved the shot of the Wharton boys forgot about that one!! Will be with you always!!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Cindy Caserta left a message on September 22, 2021:
Dear Michele & Bob, I know the sadness you are feeling, but I also know the love and respect you both have for Robert will transcend to the Heavens. The care and love you shared over the past weeks were your greatest gift. With heartfelt Condolences.
James Michael Wharton left a message on September 21, 2021:
Dear Dad, I want to say first and foremost I love you and miss you! I am so happy and grateful to be your son and great friend. You taught me so much along the way from boyhood to manhood. You taught me to be independent and at the same time to love and appreciate others. You showed me that shortcomings are okay and to identify them and work on ridding myself of them and minimize them. I feel I had a great impact on your life too as you have had on me. You have always told me you love me and to never forget that and I haven't. How could I? I feel your presense in my life everyday and they are so much more than memories. Your love was relentless and Neverending . I am so grateful you no longer suffer with the one illness you said you would never want but succumbed to.....dementia. Rest in Peace dad and know you will live here in my heart and I shall be with you once more...God willing. Thank you for being you
Dick Wharton left a message on September 21, 2021:
Miss you Cuz! We will spend eternity together and hear church bells daily with our family!
Bob Wharton, Jr. left a message on September 21, 2021:
Dad - It was such a blessing to have spent the past few months with you! You were super-smart, logical, a man with great reasoning. You had such a caring spirit. I will miss your calls to help fix your computer, flying cross-country to surprise you, and how you made an ordinary bowl of soup sound like it was "the best ever!" Your passing has left a gaping hole in my life. As I go through pictures of your life, I see but a snapshot of the moments in a life experience that made you the man, the husband, the father that you are. Those pictures bought smiles, laughs, frowns and a bit of healing. At this point I find that grief and love can coexist when I remember those moments and many others. As I broke the news of your passing to others in your life, I got to learn who you were and how much you meant to others - everyone described all that I saw in you and more - and it gives me comfort to know that you live on in me, my children and grandson. I remember asking you: "How does a man measure his success?" You answered: "By the success of his children." I should have followed up with: "Well, how did you do?" but there was still life left ahead for us both. My life is entering its autumn - I hope you were pleased when you took your measure. I see you when my eyes are closed, but when I open them, I see the life you left behind. I will cherish the moments we spent together these last months, days ... hours - the hugs ... just sitting and holding your hand. In one of the videos I have of you, you told me "I love you" and that your "heart aches". While your heart aches no more, mine does as I miss you. In your struggle against this disease, I got to see strength immeasurable as your days grew short. Yet you still managed to smile and make others laugh. This disease may have robbed you of your words, thoughts and memories - it revealed to me your truest self. I saw dignity in you. It is in God's Word that I find solace - that you live on whole and with the ones you've loved and lost. Until I see you again! I love you Dad!! Bob Jr.
Michele W. left a message on September 20, 2021:
There are no words that can express the heart-felt sadness of your passing, but I find comfort in knowing you have found peaceful rest in the presence of our Lord and Saviour. Outside of immediate family, there are a handful of people who come into one's life that truly make a difference and you are one of those treasured people who came into mine. I'll miss your calls on my birthday and I will confess, I still have your vmail as you both sing me "Happy Birthday". I'll miss our very early morning conversations over coffee, your wonderful breakfast sandwiches you made us, and especially hearing the stories of you growing up. Through the frustration and uncomfortableness you were in, you still took the time to laugh with me, smile every time I scratched your back, and at the end of each visit to our last, managed to say "I love you too." It's in God's Word that I find solace and can celebrate the dawn of your new life! I look forward to the day to hear you greet me with your, "Hello my dear." I will miss you Dad! 💛 May God bless your family as they honor your life. With much love and pride to be called your daughter-in-law.
Paul Hugus left a message on September 19, 2021:
Bob was a fellow board member on our stint with the Bayshore Hospital Board. He was a standup guy and on of the few who took the then administration to task when need be. I will always cherish his friendship..RIP Bob.
Jim Mellon left a message on September 18, 2021:
To the Wharton family. Bob was a friend to me. Actually, he was a friend to nearly everyone he met. It was who he was; he simply cared for others. I knew him from our church, United Methodist Church of Red Bank. He loved and faithfully attended the 8AM Chapel Service and he routinely attended the Adult Education Classes. Always inquisitive he loved listening to and participating in the discussions of what it meant to be and live as a Christian. He lived his life loving others. I will miss him; his friendship, his humor, his insight, and his honesty. May he rest in peace, and may God;s grace be with you. Jim
Ken Glossbrenner left a message on September 18, 2021:
Bob and I always exchanged cheerful greetings whenever we saw one another. And that was almost always at Adult Education at church. I looked forward to his commentary in class. He was wise, thoughtful, compassionate, and always willing to think some more. I will miss him, but I will hold on to his wisdom and his grace.
Keith Dice left a message on September 18, 2021:
Bob was always a welcome voice in adult education classes. Bob will be missed. My condolences to the family.
Tom & Rosemary Carroll left a message on September 18, 2021:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you...Bob was able to visit us even after we left NJ and moved to Delaware. He was a dear friend to us and he will be surely missed.
James and Kathy Wharton left a message on September 17, 2021:
There is a hole in our hearts that can never be filled. We love you Dad and miss you greatly .
Bobbie Ridgely left a message on September 17, 2021:
You will be missed Bob. I will think of you every time I look to the stars! Pat and family - thinking of you during this time of loss.
Kathy Wharton left a message on September 17, 2021:
It's not often you have the privilege of meeting and knowing "that kinda person" . Well my Father inlaw was that kinda person . The kinda person who never met a stranger, the kinda person who made everyone feel welcome. The kinda person who always cared what you had to say and always made you feel comfortable and at home and that you mattered. Dad you were all of these things and more. You could light up any room with your warm heart and wickedly funny sense of humor. How I miss our one upping each other and how I'd call you and pretend to be a telemarketer and you saying that was a good one when I no longer could compose the laughter . I know you are happy and still being that kinda person. Thank you for making my life better for knowing you. I love you greatly .
Danielle Boyd left a message on September 16, 2021:
Lighting a candle for you and thinking of your joyful smile. Rest easy Mr. Wharton.
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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