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6050 Main Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: 609-625-2324
Fax: 609-625-9141
Robert Sooy

Robert E. Sooy

Tuesday, May 9th, 1933 - Friday, August 7th, 2020
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Obituary

Robert E. Sooy, 87, of Mays Landing, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on August 7, 2020. Born on May 9, 1933 in Atlantic City, NJ. He was the son of the late Robert and Anne Sooy. Bob grew up in Atlantic City and attended Holy Spirit High School. He married the love of his life, Helen, on September 20, 1952, with whom he shared 62 years before her passing in 2014. In 1955 they moved to Brigantine and raised their family. Bob retired from the City of Brigantine and in later years he worked at Storybook Land where he greatly enjoyed being surrounded by the laughter of children. He was a devout Catholic and a Eucharistic minister for The Church of St. Katharine Drexel. Bob is survived by his five children, Bob (Sally), Michele Santoro (John), Joe (Susan), Mike (Carolyn), and John, his ten grandchildren, Michael (Becky), Steven (Jacgueline), Kevin (Amanda), Keith, Erik, Katie (Doug), Melissa (Kevin), Ethan, Julianne and Kyle. He is also survived by his nine great grandchildren.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Tuesday, August 11, from 6pm until 8pm at the Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main Street, Mays Landing, NJ 08330. A private mass and Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, August 12th at 11:30am at the Church of St Katherine Drexel, 6075 W. Jersey., Egg Hbr Twp., NJ 08234. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Mays Landing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: “Special Olympics New Jersey”, 1 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Way, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 or online at www.sonj.org
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Boakes Funeral Home
    Address
    6050 Main Street
    MAYS LANDING, NJ 08330
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  • Mass

    Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    Church of St. Katharine Drexel
    Address
    6075 West Jersey Avenue
    EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ
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  • Interment

    Location
    Holy Cross Cemetery
    Address
    5061 Harding Highway
    MAYS LANDING, NJ 08330
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Sherry Frick

Posted at 06:31am
Sorry for you loss. Prayers for the family. I worked with his John and met Mr. Sooy a couple of times and he was very nice person.
CW

Charmaine Wood

Posted at 11:42pm
Bob was a great neighbor to my parents, Carrie and Richard Harrison on Turnberry Court. He made sure Dad had his newspaper at the front door every morning! Bob was a treasure and a blessing to our family. He lived Jesus’ command to “love thy neighbor as yourself.” Condolences to your family.
Charmaine Harrison Wood
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Tom Grohs

Posted at 10:51am
My deepest sympathies to the family. Mr Sooy was a friend of and worked with my father. He was always so friendly to this kid who hung around the City trucks 😃. God Bless you all

Tom Grohs

John Leon

Posted at 07:24am
Sorry to hear of Mr. Sooy's passing. One of Brigantine's pillars, he was always a nice guy and quick with a joke. My condolences to the family and may he rest easy.
John Leon
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