2009-03-20 / Obits

Robert J. Barrera

Rockaway Resident

Robert Barrera, a Rockaway resident, died March 16.

Barrera was born in Harlem Hospital on March 21, 1940. He served in the US Navy from 1957 to 1962, and advanced through the ranks to Petty Officer Third Class. He served on the USS Roosevelt and the USS Intrepid, among other ships.

From 1988 to 1995, he worked at the deli counter of Pickles & Pies on Beach 116 Street.

He is survived by his wife, Linde; son, Robert William; daughters, Melanie and Anita Barrera; grandson, Lorenzo Martinez; and step-children, Sean Alana Helmbrecht and Ronnie, Vinnie and Larry Jimenez.

Funeral arrangements were kept private.

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