The Family of Robert P. Miller, 48, Fly Fishing Enthusiast, formerly of Roseland, Have Announced His Death
by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
ROSELAND, NJ - The family of Robert P. Miller have announced that, following a July brain aneurysm, he passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at the age of 48. The former Roseland resident had resided in Basking Ridge. His family and friends are deeply saddened by their loss and the community will mourn his absence.
The son of Robert C. and Barbara Moritz Miller, Bob was born in Livingston and grew up in Roseland. He attended West Essex High School, where he was a member of the award-winning Marching Band. After graduating in 1988, Bob attended Radford University in Virginia and then returned to NJ where he worked in the restaurant business for many years, including the Bernards Inn and Ecco Qui, both in Bernardsville.
In 1994, at the Bernards Inn, Bob met the love of his life, Judy Vacula. They married in November, 2001, and held their wedding reception at the Inn. Together, Judy and Bob enjoyed a life full of family, friends and their canine kids, Baxter and
For the past eight years, Bob has worked diligently at restoring the family's farmhouse in Pennsylvania, which his family said he considered his greatest achievement in life.
Whether spending time at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire,
Bob was pre-deceased by
Bob is survived by:
extended family and friends both on the water and at the farm.
The memorial arrangements for Robert P. Miller are as follows:
Message of Condolence
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Codey & Jones Funeral Home of Caldwell. Notes of sympathy may be written to the family online here.
We know that Bob met up with his Dad, Robert, Sr.,
In lieu of flowers, donations to Inpatient Hospice Unit at Morristown Medical Center would be deeply appreciated:
ROSELAND, NJ - The family of Patricia Ann Jones O'Rourke has announced that she passed away on
Monday at the age of 73. Her family and friends are deeply saddened by their loss and the community will mourn her absence.
Originally from Teaneck, Patricia was the third of six children born to Paul John Jones and Ann O'Leary.
"Paul was an accomplished yet humble engineer and
Always a gifted student throughout her education, Patricia graduated high school from the Academy of the Holy Angels and went on to graduate with honors from what is now Caldwell University.
After college, Patricia earned her two Masters Degrees; a Masters in English from Seattle University and a Masters in Education from Seton Hall University.
She spent over four decades teaching and impacting countless lives around her. Her educational background eventually positioned her for many years of teaching English and Composition to the upper grades at Trinity Academy in Caldwell.
"Patricia was fortunate enough to spend her life doing what she loved.
Infused by her fascination with the unknown and the untried, Patricia's talents and interests were numerous and multi-faceted.
"She rode horses, earned her pilot's license, traveled abroad, and always
Patricia's family related that her final struggles with cancer were not the first time she had faced a difficult medical condition:
"Even as a young child, she survived a terrible bout with rheumatic fever.
Patricia was pre-deceased by her sister, Kathy Jones McEntee, her brother, Paul Jones, Jr., her brother-in-law Robert O'Rourke, and her parents, Ann O'Leary Jones and Paul Jones.
The memorial arrangements for Patricia Ann Jones O'Rourke are as follows:
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Farmer Funeral Home of Roseland. Notes of sympathy to the family may be written online here.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Covenant House would be greatly appreciated.
According to her family, Patricia's favorite story remained The Little Prince by
Antoine de Saint-Exupery and she often quoted her favorite verse.
“Goodbye," said the fox.