,64, of Bayonne passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born in Bayonne, and lived there most of his life. He retired from the NJ Turnpike Authority, where he worked as a toll collector for more than 18 years. He was vice president of the Friends of Special Children, a member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1966 – 1968. Beloved Husband of Monica (Buchanan). Devoted Father of Darryl and wife Stephanie, Keith and wife Kelly, Jeffrey and fiancé Alyse, and David Markowski. Adoring Grandfather of Madyson, Thomas, Sheridan, Brandon, Chase, Madelyne, and Nathaniel. Loving Brother of Edward and wife Sissy, Kenneth and wife Debbie, Michael and wife Donna, Nancy Smith and husband Richard and the late John Markowski. Dear Brother-In-Law of Colette Buchanan and the late Peter Buchanan. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing was on July 12 at the G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, Bayonne. A Funeral Mass was offered on Saturday, July 13 at St. Vincent’s Church. Cremation, Rosehill Crematory, Linden. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to American Cancer Society, Friends of Special Children, or Compassionate Care Hospice.