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Robert A. Spiotta

October 09, 1929 ~ December 13, 2020

Robert A. Spiotta, 91, Vero Beach, Fl formally of Avon- by- the- Sea, NJ passed away December 13, 2020 at his home in Vero Beach. He was born in South Orange, NJ, the youngest of three sons of Erma Gilda Spiotta and Joseph Spiotta. Mr. Spiotta graduated from Lafayette College in Easton PA in 1952 with a degree in Economics.

During his time at Lafayette College, Mr. Spiotta Lettered in Lacrosse and was Vice-President of the Theta Chi fraternity. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1952. He served as the Top Secret Control officer of the 3rd Marine Air Wing in Florida from 1953 to 1955. He was promoted to Captain while in the reserves.

Upon his release from active duty, Mr. Spiotta joined the City National Bank and Trust Company of Hackensack NJ. He later became Director of the bank. In 1962, Mr. Spiotta joined the family firm of Spiotta and Company, which had real estate and financial interests.

Mr. Spiotta met his wife, Jeanne Pace in high school. They would have been married for 67 years on the 27th of this month. They lived in Short Hills NJ for over 35 years before moving to Avon in 1993.

In 1984, the couple purchased a winter home at John’s Island Club in Vero Beach. Mr. Spiotta was very active in croquet, having been president of the group for over seven years. Both he and his wife played in several tournaments up and down the East Coast and in Canada, each winning several trophies over the years. Mr. Spiotta had also been a member of the Rock Spring Club of West Orange NJ, for over 48 years as well as a member of Spring Lake Bath and Tennis Club for over 38 years. He was very active with the Green Gables Croquet Club of Seagirt, NJ for many years having served as vice president and treasurer.

In addition to his wife Jeanne, Mr. Spiotta is survived by his brother, Roland of Maplewood, NJ; two daughters, Loren Spiotta-DiMare and her husband, Lou, of Tewksbury, NJ and Sheryl Herrema and her husband, Don, of Vero Beach, Fl. He has a granddaughter, Katherine Grace Herrema who is attending Davison College in NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.
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Catherine Bell

December 18, 2020, 8:19 pm

To the Family of Bob Spiotta, I enjoyed Bob and His Wife Jeanne everytime I came east to see My Cousins Frederick and Patty Raffetto. I always enjoyed his quick wit and very dominating personality. He was a wonderful friend to my cousins and to my husband Paul and myself. He will be in our thoughts and prayers. “GOD SPEED TO YOU ROBERT” Catherine and Paul Bell , The California connection.

Claire Boasi

December 18, 2020, 11:43 pm

To Jeanne and the family….I was sad to hear that Bob passed away. He was a fabulous guy who always was fun to be with and with whom to play croquet. He was a “classy” guy. I feel lucky to have been a friend of his for so many years.

Jack hall

December 19, 2020, 10:53 pm

Bob Ellen and I were so sorry to hear of your passing. We will miss your sense of humor, smile and friendship. I appreciated and was honored that you asked me to represent you as your attorney for a number of years. Thanks. Our condolences to your family. Goodbye old pal. Ellen and Jack Hall

Pietro Bruzzone

December 21, 2020, 2:18 pm

Ciao Carol
i’m so Sorry
i’m Pietro Bruzzone from Italy we met each other in 1993 when I was in ny City with Nick leone
Hope All Is well
i’ve been as a guest at your parents’ home in nj in autunn1992 and they have been very very nice with me
Wonderful memories

Jo-Anne Nappi

December 21, 2020, 2:34 pm

To Jeanne and her family…..
My sincerest and heartfelt condolences to all of you…..
I feel fortunate to have know the Spiotta family all of these these years…..
Bob was a good husband…..a loving father and grandfather…..a terrific companion and friend……fun with whom to play croquet…..and have dinner….truly a kind and generous man…..Blessings
Jo-Anne Nappi

Loretta Cooper

December 21, 2020, 3:34 pm

To Jeanne and her family;
We were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing.
Bob was one of the first people we met, when we joined Green Gables in 2013.
He was very welcoming and could be counted on for witty repartee at our weekly
cocktail hours. Bob was an astute observer of the game, and a great guy to sit with when watching a match.
Bob and Jean’s life-long love affair and devotion was obvious and inspiring.
We will miss him.

Tom and Loretta Cooper

Symon Cowles

December 22, 2020, 5:24 am

Dear Jeanne and the Spiotta family:
My wife, Chris and I, send our sincere condolences in learning of the loss of our dear friend, Bob.
In the year 2000 we joined the Green Gables Croquet Club and were greeted by Jeanne and Bob and from that time on they became one of our guides into the world of Croquet and its social life.
It was clear that Bob had strong allegiance to his Marine Corps service as well as to the game we all enjoyed. Bob and Jeanne were early members of the club and as Treasurer of GGCC he served in important roles in the creation of the current courts at the Sea Girt Training Facility. He was most successful in negotiating the right to access Sea Girt’s water supply for our use.
Bob was justifiably pleased with his well-earned 4 handicap in croquet. In the many games we shared his achievement became my happy goal.
Thank you Bob for your guidance and inspiration.
Chris and Symon Cowles

Cathy and George Peck

December 24, 2020, 2:02 am

Dear Jeanne and family,
When we received the notice from the club about Bob, George and I immediately started to reminisce about all the good times we enjoyed together. Bob was a great friend to everyone as well as the ultimate family man. He will be missed by all and will be remembered in our prayers.
With love and sincere sympathy,
Cathy and George Peck

The Perselay Family

December 24, 2020, 5:57 pm

Dear Jeanne,

Geoff, Kelsey, Ashley and I were so saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. We always enjoyed chatting with both of you at the B&T about your younger days growing up on the Jersey Shore, and life at the B&T back in the day! Your kindness and welcoming nature toward our family will forever be a cherished memory. All our love and prayers, Lisel Perselay

John Magrini

December 29, 2020, 1:35 am

Dear Mrs. Spiotta, and Family
Sorry to read of Robert’s passing. Always enjoyed seeing you guys at Avon Board of Commissioner’s meetings when I served as the Mayor. I knew it was the start of the summer with the Spiotta’s return to Avon and started providing me your ideas on how to fix things in town.
Thinking of you and my condolences to you and Sheryl.
John Magrini
Mayor 2015-2019

Henry Buerck

January 2, 2021, 7:22 pm

Mrs Spiotta , Loren and Sheryl your Mom and Dad were great neighbors to us at 207 Garfield ave in Avon by the sea for many years and they also attended our wedding many years ago. Will miss him in town as we did this past summer of 2020. Gabi and myself and Pat Buerck and the entire Buerck Family send our condolences to your entire family.

Henry and Gabi Buerck Avon by the sea NJ 0771
Patricia Buerck Avon by the sea NJ 07717
Matt, Paul , Tricia , Kathy , Kevin and Jack Buerck also send there regards as they too knew your Dad.

Jim Magrini

January 8, 2021, 1:27 am

Dear Mrs. Spiotta, Sheryl and Loren-
I was sadden to hear of Mr. Spiotta’s passing. Your husband and father was a wonderful person!
He truly epitomized what a gentleman is. One can only hope to be perceived that way. He always took the time to say hello and ask how I was. I have so many fond memories. Always, loved to see the two of you in the evenings enjoying ice cream on the Avon boardwalk!
All of you are in my prayers!
God Bless!

Mary Jane Friant

March 26, 2021, 8:40 pm

Dear Jean,
Please accept my deepest sympathy in learning about Bob’s death. He was loved by many, including me.
I lost Olin this past May and I know how you must feel at this time.
Fondly, MJ

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