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In Memory of

Robert Granville Witham

April 12, 1936 - August 8, 2017

Obituary


Robert G. Witham, 81, of Spring Lake was called home to the Lord on August 8, 2017. Bob was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and, for the past fifty-eight years, has been a resident of Spring Lake. Bob served his country in the United States Army and, in civilian life, was an electrical engineer at Fort Monmouth, retiring in 1988. Bob was the consummate community volunteer serving his community in the Spring Lake First Aid Squad, serving terms as squad captain, a member of Spring Lake Fire Company #1, serving two years each as deputy chief...

Robert G. Witham, 81, of Spring Lake was called home to the Lord on August 8, 2017. Bob was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and, for the past fifty-eight years, has been a resident of Spring Lake. Bob served his country in the United States Army and, in civilian life, was an electrical engineer at Fort Monmouth, retiring in 1988. Bob was the consummate community volunteer serving his community in the Spring Lake First Aid Squad, serving terms as squad captain, a member of Spring Lake Fire Company #1, serving two years each as deputy chief and chief of the Spring Lake Fire Department, and remained active in the fire service as a member of the fire police in both Spring Lake and Spring Lake Heights and in fire preventions initiatives.

Bob was a member of the Ocean Monmouth Radio Club and Military Affiliated Radio Systems and was also a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for over 43 years and enjoyed boating with family and friends on his boat, the Chalet.

A Master Mason for over 60 years, Bob was a member of Ocean Lodge #89, Scottish Rite for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction for 25 years and was a member of the Freehold High 12 Club.

Bob was a member of St. Andrew's Church, Spring Lake, where he enjoyed singing in the choir and being a member of the Men's Club.

Bob is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia, son William, and his wife, Brenda, of Granbury, Texas; daughter Cheri Mannix of Bel Air, Maryland; grandchildren Brett, Taylor and Shea Mannix, Belinda Linker and her husband, Andrew; Brian Witham and great grandchild Collyn Linker.

Visitation will be on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 2-5 PM at the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South Street, Manasquan, NJ. Funeral Services will follow at 5 PM at the funeral home. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Andrew's Church, Spring Lake.