Robert Gale

Robert Gale

Robert W. Gale, 92, of Basking Ridge, NJ passed away on Friday November 8, 2019 at home with his family. Robert (Bob) was born on August 22, 1927 in Syracuse, NY; he was the son of the late Raymond Gale and Mary Agnes Sullivan Gale. He was a WWII Army Veteran and was discharged in 1947. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Syracuse University in 1953 as well as a Master’s Degree in 1960. He had a very accomplished career as a Manager with the New York Telephone Company & AT&T for 42 years. He worked his way up from driving a truck to be a successful Manager. Bob spent many years ‘giving back’ to his community volunteering at the V.A. Hospital, United Way, Church, YMCA, Boy Scouts, and the Bernards Township Library Board. He will be remembered for his strong love of God and his family. He loved to tell the story of his life, including lessons he learned along the way and often shared these lessons with his family in the form of ‘lectures’. He enjoyed golf, ‘tinkering’ around the house, and downhill skiing which he did until he was 85 years old! He always looked forward to hitting the slopes during his annual trip to Vail, CO with his 3 sons. He grew up in the depression and often reflected on the challenges with living through this period and used that experience to mold him into a better, stronger man who worked hard for everything. On June 7, 1952, Bob married Mary Catherine Kiggins. They had a marriage full of unconditional love and blessings for over 61 years before her passing in 2013. Bob is survived by his loving children; Tim Gale of Bloomsbury NJ; Judy Stoddard (Paul) of Poughkeepsie NY; Betsy Resker (Robert) of Bridgewater NJ; Tom Gale (Kristin) of Racine WI; John Gale (Lisa) of Murrieta, CA; 11 grandchildren; 2 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and his wife Mary, he was predeceased by his brothers Leander and Ronald, his daughter-in- law Mary and granddaughter Emma. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday November 15th at 10:00 AM at the Church of St. James, 184 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to visit the Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home, 101 South Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ, Thursday November 14 th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered in Bob’s name to St. Joseph’s Shrine, Warren, NJ or Special Olympics.
August 22, 1927 - November 8, 201908/22/192711/08/2019
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Robert W. Gale, 92, of Basking Ridge, NJ passed away on Friday November 8, 2019 athome with his family.Robert (Bob) was born on August 22, 1927 in Syracuse, NY; he was the son of the lateRaymond Gale and Mary Agnes Sullivan Gale. He was a WWII Army Veteran and wasdischarged in 1947. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Syracuse Universityin 1953 as well as a Master’s Degree in 1960. He had a very accomplished career as aManager with the New York Telephone Company & AT&amp...

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