Robert Clayton

Robert Clayton

Friday, December 31st, 1937 Saturday, March 9th, 2019

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Obituary for Robert H. Clayton

Robert H. Clayton, 81, of Wall, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
Bob was born in Neptune to the late George and Edith (Bennett) Clayton. He was a lifelong resident of Wall. He served in the Army Reserve. He had a distinguished career of 40 years with Jersey Central Power & Light, as a Chief responsible for building and maintaining substations, before retiring. He was an avid golfer.
Mr. Clayton is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Audrey (Kedersha), and by his children, Charles and his wife Ellen Clayton, of Manville, Kevin and his wife Marilyn Clayton, of Wall, Scott and his wife Colleen Clayton, of Brick, and Tammie Nicholas, of Lakewood. Also surviving are Bob’s grandchildren, Kristen, Caitlin, and Kevin Daniel Clayton, and his niece, Karan Clawson. He was predeceased by his brother, Donald Clayton (Killed in Action, Vietnam), and his sister, Marilyn Clawson, and very recently, by his son-in-law, Jim Nicholas.
Visitation will take place at O’Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Hwy. 35, Wall, on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, from 4-8 PM. A service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, at 10 AM, followed by burial with military honors, at Monmouth Memorial Park, Tinton Falls. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to American Cancer Society, at Condolences may be sent via

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ
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    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | 10:00am
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Wall
    2028 NJ-35
    WALL, NJ
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    Thursday, March 14th, 2019
    Pastor Sandy Campanell
  • Interment

    Monmouth Memorial Park
    Route 33
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Gail Winsor

Rest in Peace my cousin. Now you can soar high as an angel with your brother Donald who we lost tragically in Vietnam, sister Marilyn and her husband Richie, your mom Edith Clayton and dad George Clayton, your grandparents Cassie and Ad Bennett, and my mom and dad. I cherish the time we spent together recently. Audrey, Chuck, Kevin, Scott and Tammie I am so sorry. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May the wonderful memories you have shared over the years be of comfort. I wish I could be there with you.
Love you,
Cousin Gail
Comment | Posted at 09:54pm via Condolence

Tim Clayton

I love my cousin Bob and Audrey.
Comment | Posted at 07:32pm via Condolence

Chuck Clayton

Goodbye dad I miss you and love you very much your loving son chuck
Comment | Posted at 06:20pm via Condolence

Gail Winsor

I am so sorry Chuck. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I hope the many years of wonderful memories will be of comfort. Your cousin, Gail Cook Winsor
Posted at 10:03pm

Audrey and family, we were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing! What a good guy,! And a great neighbor!!! The hood wont be the same, but we have fond memories! Kendall will always save him a spot on future garage sales. Our deepest condolences, Kendall and Delia, Stefano, Natasha, And Gabriella
Comment | Posted at 09:00am via Condolence

Joe Galluccio

Audrey, I am so sorry for your loss of Bob. The two of you have had such a wonderful life together, from being High School sweethearts to being married shortly after graduating high school and sharing your life together.
Joe Galluccio
Comment | Posted at 09:33pm via Condolence

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