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Jack Andrew Robertello

February 18, 2021

Obituary

Jack Andrew Robertello, 73, born in Newark and resident of Springfield, passed away at his home on February 18, 2021.

He was predeceased by his wife Carmella Francis Robertello, whom passed in 2017.  Also by his parents, Andrew Joseph Robertello and Virginia Josephine Robertello.

Jack graduated from Arts High in Newark, attended Fairleigh Dickenson University, Kean University and Union County Technical Institute.  First and foremost what inspired him was his single minded love and total devotion for his beautiful wife Carmella who struggled and suffered her entire life with many severe health issues.  It wasn’t that she meant so much to him, it was that she meant everything to him.  Her well being and general health consumed his life as he did his best trying to protect her throughout.  His life revolved around hers-never a question, as the hyper vigilant dedication he readily displayed during her many hospital stays revealed.  He always said he knew why he was placed on this earth, it was for her.  This was not arrogance on his part, but for his deep love and devotion for his lifelong soulmate and wife, Carmella.

Jack was a professional musician/teacher/drummer which he was very passionate about.  A dear friend of his (Pete T.) noted; “A person who appreciated and loved good music because he could play it, and knew the difference between good and bad.  The closest you are to what is required to play at a high level, the more you can appreciate the talent it takes to be great.  An ear that is so in tune, that it’s almost a curse.  The rest of us settle in and sit back and listen; but to his ear it can be painful-however, so beautiful when done right.  Always supportive to a novice, (like me) that is trying, and understanding that his ears don’t hurt as much!  If you need something or are in trouble, don’t ask why, but where do I have to be?  Any time day or night.  A characteristic that is lost today by most.  Thank you Jack!”

Jack founded the World of Music, a music school and retail operation with locations in Berkeley Heights and Summit.  Also, Jack was a US Army Veteran in years 1966-1968.  During the last half of his life, he went into real estate sales, residential and commercial, and business brokerage; in addition to opening JRA Enterprises, Inc. a real estate appraisal company while holding designations IFA, FHA, and state of NJ certifications.  Now he and Carmella are rejoined again for eternity in Heaven as husband and wife. 

A private prayer service and burial was held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, conducted by Jack's pastor and friend; Fr. Owen Moran.  

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