Robert Butler, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 17. He was 83.
Butler, a loader, was born in Pelham, New York on December 16, 1925.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Gerry Giles.
Butler is survived by his children, Henrietta Lockhart, Roberta, Anna, Robert Lee and Stanley Giles; 19 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements and visitation were entrusted to the Jeremiah C. Gaffney Funeral Home, with a service at Gaffney's Friendship Chapel. Interment was at Forest Park Cemetery in Morganville, New Jersey.