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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