Obituary of Robert J. Shippee, Sr.
Robert J. Shippee, Sr., of Florham Park and Bay Head, passed away peacefully, January 23,2023, surrounded by his loving family.
Bob grew up in Short Hills and Summit, later returning to Short Hills to raise his family. He graduated from The Pingry School, where he played football and was captain of the team. He graduated from Ursinus College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.
He served in the US Navy, stationed in Newport, Rhode Island, and served as a trusted aide to the Admiral, aboard the U.S.S Yosemite. He will receive military honors and a burial flag for being a Veteran.
Bob recently retired 3 weeks ago, from a 60 year career on Wall Street, most notably Kidder Peabody and more recently, UBS. He considered his clients as friends and family. His handshake was his bond and his word.
He spent summers at the shore, flying his favorite flags,( Don’t Give up the Ship, Don’t Tread on Me, his custom family flag and many others), sitting on the beach house porch with his family and driving his 1969 corvette.
First and foremost, the most important aspect in his life has always been family.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Evalyn, their five children- Bob Shippee, Jr. and Amy Sollod, John and Christine Shippee, Laura (Shippee) and Bob Hart, Scott and Jennifer Shippee, Maria (Shippee) and Javier Jimenez. And his thirteen grandchildren Jack Shippee, Matt Shippee, Cate Shippee, Emma Hart, Eva Hart, Robert Hart, Elena Hart, Andrew Shippee, Jason Shippee, Eric Shippee, Olivia Shippee, Max Jimenez and Lucy Jimenez. He was predeceased by his parents Esther and Jack Shippee, and his loving sister Jean and her husband Harold Mesco.
A memorial visitation will be held at Madison Memorial Funeral Home, 159 Main Street, Madison on Sunday, February 5th, 2023 from 1-5 pm. A 4:00PM Celebration of Life service will be held at the funeral home and livestreamed on the Madison Memorial Home Facebook Page.
Bob’s blood disorder, Myelo Fibrosis, required many blood transfusions and thanks to the kindness of strangers and their blood donations, he was able to continue to be with his family for an extended period of time.
Thank you kindly.
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