Robert Read

Obituary of Robert Read

Robert J. Read, 71 years of age of Strousburg, PA, passed away on June 16, 2017 in Bethlehem, PA. He was born on August 21, 1945 in Phillipsburg, NJ to Raymond Read Sr., and Florence (Parr) Read. He was a veteran of the US Navy. He was employed as an electrical worker for fifty years with IBEW Local 102, Parsippany, NJ. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and loved trapping.

He is survived by his wife Nancy (Dayson) Read, 2 daughters, Debra Shipps and her companion, Thomas Catanzaro, Columbia, NJ Susan Kosczuk and husband Brian, Latrobe, PA, a son, Scott Dayson, E. Stroudsburg, PA, 3 grandsons, Nicholas, Joseph and Poppy's "Little Man" John Joseph, a brother, Harold, Columbia, NJ, 2 sisters, Ella Horne, Virginia Beach, VA, and Linda Koehler, Pen Argyl, PA. He was predeceased by his brothers, Roland, Raymond, Jr., Donald, Chester, Floyd, Larry, Harry and one sister Blanche Arnold.

A visitation will be held, 11AM to l PM, Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825 with a funeral service at 1 PM, June 22, 2017. Interment will follow at Hainesburg Cemetery, Hainesburg, NJ