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Robert Thanel

Robert Thanel

Tuesday, November 23rd, 1926 Monday, July 22nd, 2019

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Obituary for Robert C. Thanel

Robert C. Thanel, 92, of Point Pleasant, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019.
Mr. Thanel was born in East Orange to Elsie Condit and Joseph W. Thanel. He was raised in Hillside and Arlington/Kearny. After graduating from Kearny High School, he enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific during WW II, earning five battle stars before being honorably discharged.
Mr. Thanel worked for NJ Bell while attending Fairleigh Dickinson University. He then graduated from McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science in NY, becoming a NJ licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in 1953. He worked in funeral service in Stanhope, before going on to own Thanel Funeral Home in Clinton, from which he retired. He also served as a volunteer Firefighter in Caldwell and Stanhope, and was a longtime member of VFW Post 4715, Point Pleasant, American Legion Post 348, Brick, Elks Lodge 1698, Point Pleasant, as well as the NJ State Funeral Directors Association. After retiring from funeral service, he went on to work for many years at the NJ Dept. of Corrections, Northern State Prison.
Mr. Thanel is survived by his beloved wife, Loraine Jones Thanel, daughters Nancy Pescatore, Tracy Taylor, Patience Verity and April Kaczetow, and son Robert W. Thanel. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Robert E. Thanel, Lauren Pescatore, Courtney and Jessica Taylor, and Rhett Verity, and his great-grandchildren, Daniel Thanel, and Olivia and Hunter Thambold.
Visitation will take place at O’Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick, on Thursday, July 25, 2019, from 6-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Friday, at 10 AM, at the funeral home, followed by interment with military honors, at Greenwood Cemetery, Brielle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local VFW or American Legion Post. Condolences may be sent via www.obrienfuneralhome.com.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
    505 Burnt Tavern Road Extension
    BRICK, NJ
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, July 25th, 2019
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, July 26th, 2019 | 10:00am
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
    505 Burnt Tavern Road Extension
    BRICK, NJ
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, July 26th, 2019
    10:00am
  • Interment

    Greenwood Cemetery
    BRIELLE, NJ

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Karen Lee

May memories of Bob and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. We share in this time of grief but also share in the love and memories of Bob. Bob will always be within our hearts and many others that loved him. God knows your sorrow and will bring peace, comfort, and healing to your soul. With love and remembrance.
Karen Lee & Denzel Bryant
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With heartfelt love and deepest sympathy. Judy and Jerry and Ruth Schlomer, Robert E and Daniel Thanel, Caroline Fitzpatrick and Mike Sojkowski
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