Robert J. Crimmins, 84 of Manalapan formerly of Laurence Harbor passed away at home on Sunday May 23, 2021. He worked for the Herbert L. Farkas Co Newark, NJ from 1963 - 2005 rising to VP of Sales. He then worked in sales at Hertz Furniture, Ramsey NJ for a number of years before retiring. Robert was a very active person. He loved to travel and cruise, visiting almost 100 different countries as well as 49 of the 50 states. He was a Titanic Enthusiast. A prolific model builder, Bob’s garage is lined with many shelves of expertly assembled car models as well as Cadillac memorabilia.
Robert's true passion was Classic Cadillacs. He was the proud owner of two 1955 Cadillacs and an active member of the Cadillac and LaSalle Club, serving as both the head of the National club’s publications committee as well as the Chapter Liaison. He also served as the recording secretary for the Raritan River Region of the Cadillac and LaSalle Club.
Cadillac Bob, as he was known, viewed life in the most positive and optimistic manner. His humor and jokes brought smiles to everyone he met. He was a superb conversationalist and close friends could always rely on him for encouraging words.
Robert is predeceased by his parents; John and Edith Crimmins and his brother Kennith Crimmins. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Clara (nee Martin), loving nieces; Nancy Russo of Cleveland, GA., Diane Ferwerda of Manahawkin, NJ., and Robyn Vogel of Aransas Pass, TX. Robert also leaves many great nieces and nephews. He was loved by all that knew him and was everyone's friend. His family and friends ask that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Cadillac and LaSalle Club Museum in his name. https://www.cadillaclasallemuseum.org/
Relatives and friends are invited Friday, May 28, 2021 from 4-7 PM at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Pl., Keyport NJ, 07735. His cremation will be private.
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