Obituary for Robert George Asmund
- Name: Robert George Asmund
- Home Town: Carolina Shores
- Date of Death: 05/23/2019
- Birth Place: East Orange, NJ
- Birth Date: 02/22/1927
Robert George Asmund, 92, of Carolina Shores, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at his home. Known as Bob, he was born in East Orange, New Jersey. He was predeceased by his parents, Irene and Felix; sisters, Irene and Dorothy; and brother John, known as Jackie.
Bob is survived by his wife of 21 years, Florence; daughters, Barbara Farruggia (Tony), Janet Ricciardi (Milt), Lynn Jones (Bud); son, Jim Asmund (Aubrey); stepson, Keith Ensinger (April); and grandchildren, Ashley and Anna Farruggia, Nicole and Dylan Ricciardi, Emma Asmund, Braden and Kyle Ensinger.
Growing up during the Great Depression, he delivered newspapers, made deliveries for a local store, caddied at Montclair Country Club, and was a pin boy at the local bowling lanes to help his family financially. At the age of seventeen, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He went to boot camp at the Sampson Naval Training Base in upstate New York, a place he described as bitter cold. He was in San Diego awaiting deployment when the atomic bombs were dropped.
Following his service, he returned to New Jersey and was employed by the Lackawanna Railroad as an arbitrator in its freight claims department. It was here that he earned the nick name “Addendum Bob”. He retired in 1991 from Local 825 Operating Engineers Union, Springfield, New Jersey, having served as a business Agent and as an auditor in the Funds Office. For more than twenty years he had an Income Tax Preparation business with more than one hundred clients.
An avid bowler, he was in several leagues in Rahway and Ocean County, New Jersey. Bob was a volunteer at Ocean Medical center in Brick, New Jersey. He served on the Endowment Committee and was an usher at the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.
Bob and Florence moved to Carolina Shores in 2009. Family and Friends can tell you how he thought this is the best area to live with its moderate temperatures (no snow!), slower life pace, and beautiful sunsets. He enjoyed sitting on either the front or back porch watching the bird feeders and birdbath, where he often fell asleep. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, blue eyes, great smile, and favorite comment, “Keep the Faith”.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a future date.
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