Andover – Robert Meidling, 75, passed away Thursday afternoon, January 30 at Hackettstown Medical Center surrounded by his closest family members. He leaves his wife of 49 years, Margaret (Finkelsen) Meidling, his brother Norman and his wife Barbara, his sister Marjorie her husband Rich Baumann, Margaret's sister Linda Santoro and her husband Jim, her brother Bobby Finkelsen and his wife Ann, and many nieces, nephews and cousins, all of whom thought he was the greatest. Rob was born in Bloomfield and moved to Verona at ten years of age. In Verona, he was known as a skilled and competitive athlete. He joined the Army and completed a tour in South Korea. He spent his career as a building contractor and developer, starting the Meidling Construction Co. He also had a business with Margaret known as Equine Structures that specialized in barns and carriage houses. He has received multiple awards for excellence. The memorial service will be at the Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sparta at 11:30 on Wednesday, February 5. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you make contributions to your favorite charity.