FANWOOD, NJ -- Robert D. Hoyer, 67, of Fanwood passed away on Sunday Oct. 5 at Overlook Hospital in Summit.

Hoyer was born in Elizabeth, raised in Clark and settled to Fanwood in 1973. He was a 1969 graduate of Arthur L.Johnson High School in Clark and graduated from NJIT in Newark in 1973 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as a director of environmental technologies for Engelhard Corp. in Iselin for 34 years before retiring in 2004.

Bob was a member of the Air Force Reserve, a Fanwood Rescue Squad volunteer, and a Troop Leader in Boy Scout Troop #104. He was predeceased by his mother, Evelyn, and survived by his beloved wife Bernadette (nee Wroblewski), loving children Eric and wife Meredith, and Christine Hoyer, and two cherished grandchildren, father Heinz, brother Dennis, sister Laurie Gugliotta and husband Ray.

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A funeral service will be offered on Friday Oct. 10 at 10:30 at the Rossi Funeral Home (1937 Westfield Ave.) in Scotch Plains. Family will receive relatives and friends from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Visitation will be on Thursday, Oct. 9 from 2:00 -- 4:00p.m. and 7:00 -- 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Fanwood Rescue Squad c/o Bob Kruthers, 218 Forest Road, Fanwood, NJ 07023.

For further information, visit the Rossi Funeral Home obituary page.