From the days of his youth in his family’s group, the 3Ms, until he grew up and entertained the masses in the Rockets, Bobby was meant to front a band. But, even though he had an incomprehensible amount of talent, he always made sure to share the limelight; Bobby was unselfish in his ways. Bobby could pick up just about any instrument and play any tune; his voice could mimic just about any other performer. Most of his friends and fans would agree sometimes he was much better. On the Wildwood boardwalk people would be 5 deep to catch a glimpse of him playing Dragon’s Lair, and most recently he spent weekends performing in Sea Isle at Kix. No one loved to have fun like Bobby. Hi he spent a lifetime toying with electronics: everything from beta max to pinball machines, Bobby was always the first to have all the newest gadgets. He spent hours building Lego rollercoasters. and just find a good county fair, carnival, or other venue with rides and he’d be the first to say “Let’s Go”. Come Christmas or a birthday he’d show up with a goofy gift you didn’t need, but certainly would want: (Karaoke machines, not socks.) He knew the Godfather, Goodfellas, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and the Exorcist verbatim. He turned his children on to not only to these classic movies but horror flicks too. Enter his home and two things would be certain; he’d make you feel welcome and you’d be fed. Bobby was a maestro at his stove and food critic when he was out; certain he could make it better at home. For his daughters and granddaughter, which he had unconditional love , he shared that passion for life and music.. And he was turning his granddaughter into the next vocal great.
He is survived by his daughters Melody and Lauren, his granddaughter Kiara, his sisters, Debbie Martin and Maureen Vaughan, his aunt, Marie Munyon, his girlfriend, Kim Samsel, and many friends.
Come celebrate 58 great years Sunday July 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside, where there will be a 1 p.m. service.