Robert Neal Sims
Robert Neal Sims
  • March 15, 1945 - October 12, 2017
  • Passaic, New Jersey

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Robert Sims (Bob), currently residing in Passaic, NJ, formerly of Quinton, NJ, passed away on October 12, 2017 at the age of 72 at St. Vincent's Nursing Home in Cedar Grove following a one night respite care stay there after losing his short battle with lung cancer.

He was born on March 15, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA, and was one of 7 children.

He married Janice Beach on June 29, 1974.

He served in both the Marines and the Air Force and fought in the Vietnam War. He received USMC Rifle Marksman Badge, National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal with 1*.

Previously, he enjoyed bowling and softball, as well as marksmanship with his .38 special.

He passed on his love of the Phillies and the Eagles to his only daughter, who continues to root for them as part of childhood memories watching many, and going to a few, games with him, including going to see the Phillies at Veterans stadium for one more game before they built the new stadium, as well as attending an Eagles game at the new venue.

He is predeceased by his wife Janice on February 27, 2013, his brothers Russ, James and William, and sisters Dorothy A. and Mary.

He is survived by his daughter Jolene, his grandchildren Stephanie, Lukas and Jasmine - all of Passaic, NJ, as well as his brother Thomas of California, and his nieces and nephews in South Jersey, Pennsylvania and California.

There will be no public service or formal visitation. There is no memorial service planned at this time.

His cremated remains will be buried, along with his wife's cremains, at the VA Cemetery in Wrightstown, where a private family honors ceremony will be conducted.

Many thanks to everyone who assisted with and supported his care in his final days.

Bob was always joking around and was making everyone laugh right up till he no longer could.