Robert John Parker

(1948 - 2015)

He was always industrious: in his teen years Bob delivered for a pharmacy and a deli. The pay was good but so were the sandwiches from the deli: a growing boy needs to eat. It was also enough money for Bob to buy his first car, a VW: Bob’s car addiction had begun. In later years it was Fords that followed him home a couple of times a year, always bought from Ace Motors. Not only did he buy there but he took his insurance clients to Woodbury to make sure his favorite salesmen gave them a good deal. Of course he always made sure that his clients got more than just insurance from him; listening is a powerful skill. Bob was larger than life and could play the crowd surrounding him keeping them laughing: he claimed he had received a certificate of occupancy from Upper Darby High not a diploma. A funny joke, but no one doubted his math skills.

A company Bob was with sent out post cards for sales leads. One landed on Patricia Moore’ s doorstep. Not only did he make a sale but their friendship grew into a twenty year marriage. Bob is survived by two sisters, Lowanda Jennings and Barbara Gall; children: Christian, Christopher, Justin and Michele Parker and Allison Butler and his tail wagging buddy, Molly. He was pre deceased by son, Drew Belko.

Come celebrate 67 entertaining years Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm and Thursday from Noon at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro where the service will be at 1pm. Interment Woodbury Memorial Park.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Patricia Parker C/O PNC Bank, 143 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill 08062 or Cumberland Co. SPCA ( will be appreciated.

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