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Robert W. Oliver

May 24, 1932 - July 9, 2023

Robert W. Oliver, 91, of Chesterfield, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 9, 2023, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, surrounded by his loving family.

Bob as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was born, and raised in Ellwood City, PA. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, and after being discharged from the Army, Bob and his wife Bettie moved to the Trenton, NJ area to find employment. Bob went to work as a crane operator at the US Steel Plant in Fairless Hills, PA, retiring after 38 years of service. They came to the Trenton area as a family in the early 1950’s, and then moved to Chesterfield in 1972. On July 19, 2023 Bob and Bettie would have celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary.

He enjoyed vegetable gardening in the summer months and took great pride in mowing his lawn. But most of all, Bob loved spending time with his loving family.

Predeceased by his parents, Albert and Alice (James) Oliver; his siblings, Albert Oliver, Jr., Grace Bartle, Marie Muntean, Eileen DiLisio, and Letisha Bales; and his grandson, John Robert Brown; he is survived by his wife of almost 71 years, Bettie (Glock) Oliver; a son, Robert Dennis Oliver; a daughter, Karen Andrese; 5 grandchildren, Sharlene Brink, Beau Oliver, Jedediah (Annmarie) Brown, Jeremiah (Sara) Brown, Joy Noel (Michael Szczukowski) Brown; son-in-law, Russell A. Andrese; 13 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; his beloved feline companion, Petey; best friends and neighbors, Kim and Terry Beam; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Memorial Home, 2141 South Broad Street, Hamilton.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Saturday, July 15, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service at the Buklad-Merlino Memorial Home.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ALSAC/ St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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