Robert Tortorello, 96, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 27, 2018.
Robert was born and raised in Newark and resided many years in Manahawkin. He was a US Army Veteran during WWII, where he received the American Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Campaign, Good Conduct, and WWII Victory Metals. Robert received his bachelor degree at Uppsala College, served as a counselor on the Newark Board of Education and was the co-owner of Rosso’s Gourmet & Fruit Shop.
Beloved husband of the late Marge Tortorello. Loving uncle of Kenneth Spatola, Richard Spatola, Danny Tortorello, Joyce Tortorello and Phyllis Giordano. Great-uncle of Danielle Giordano Bojczak. He was the last surviving of 6 siblings.
Visitation at the Leonardis Memorial Home 210 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park on Wednesday from 2-5pm. Funeral on Thursday assembling at 8:45am followed by the funeral mass at St. Rose of Lima Church in East Hanover at 9:45am. Interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Manahawkin.
In lieu of flowers:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105