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Robert T. Balliet

Robert T. Balliet

Robert T. Balliet, 82, of Milford, NJ, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Hunterdon Care Center in Raritan Township, NJ.

Born July 13, 1937 in Easton, PA, Robert lived most of his life in Hunterdon County, NJ before settling in Milford. He graduated from Frenchtown High School in 1955. Robert worked as the Supervisor of Maintenance at Delaware Valley Regional High School before his retirement on June 30, 1999. He was a hard worker, worked very well with his hands, and was never without a job. Even after his retirement, Robert went on to continue working other jobs. He spent a lot of time at MaDe's Chat Shop. Robert was an avid Eagles fan and enjoyed his many visits to the Indianapolis Speedway.

Son of the late John M. and Ruth E. (Batson) Balliet, Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Ardath (Kugler) Balliet, his four sons Steven Balliet and his wife Nancy of Newport, VA, Daniel Balliet and his wife Valorie of Milford, NJ, Timothy Balliet and his wife Kimberly of Chesapeake, VA, and Robert S. Balliet and his wife Diana of Milford, NJ, his brother James Balliet of Frenchtown, NJ, his sister Judy Schaar of Easton, PA, his five grandchildren Andrew, Emily, Kathryne, Asa, and Search, his five great-grandchildren Finneas, Regan, Charlotte, Trey, and Trinity, as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 12-1 PM at the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Holland Township, NJ, followed by a memorial service at 1 PM. Interment will immediately follow at the Upper Tinicum Cemetery in Tinicum Township, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to an animal rescue or sanctuary of one's choice.

Condolences

From: Gretchen Apgar
So sorry to read about Bob passing. He and Bud shared many mornings at MaDe’s.

From: Fran Petiet
We are sending our condolences to the entire family, and are very sorry for your loss. I started Del Val in 1960 and Bob was my bus driver and a very good one, I also remember seeing his wife ride by in the station wagon with the 4 boys and they all waved when I was outside the house on Spring Mills Road where I grew up and purchased the house from my parents 35 years ago, so I have alot of happy memories. His dad, Jack drove alot of our sports trips after school for field hockey. Spoke with Bob alot a MaDees in the morning when he would be there, another place for happy memories. Rich and Fran Petiet and family

From: Joann Tinsman
So very sorry for your loss Ardath & family. May your memories comfort you at this difficult time.

From: Barbara Cavanaugh Feeken
I am sorry to read of his loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take Care, Barb

From: Amy Standera
My deepest sympathy to the family. Bob was such a sweet man. I liked him the moment I met him.

From: Paul and Nancy Becker
We are thinking of you and send our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Ardath, and your family. Bob will be missed.

From: John Daniels
My condolences to the entire family. Mr. Balliet was my bus driver from 1976 to 1980 traveling from Milford to Del Val. Always with a slight smile, sometimes a hello in the morning or a little nod to acknowledge boarding his bus.

From: Larry High
Fist met Bob at the milford gas station that he and his father ran. Always a straight shooter and nice man. Followed Bob to his next career at the del Val high school during different maintenance projects at the school. Was a done man and fair man to deal with. Later in life when his building needed painting in Milford nj we for together with a 30 day project. Each day we would share a laugh and a smile with him happy to see the project completed wanting not to burden his family with mains on the building. Rest In Peace old friend. Larry D High

From: Carmella Whitworth
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Bob. We all had many good times as a family. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. Carmella Barnes

From: Jen Griffith (Smith)
So sorry for you loss, may the memories you have if your dad/husband help to comfort you at this time.

From: John Michael Bonham
So sorry to hear of the passing of a long time friend. He was my bus driver all through High School. Many things stand out in my mind of his graciousness. Always a wave to say hello. Many years ago during the gas ration (odd even) days, I had a long commute and little money. I had a conversation with Bob one day about this and I still remember what he said, "hey don't worry about it if you need gas you just let me know!" I never told this to anyone and thankfully I never had to ask him. This was such a selfless act, on his part, as I remember it now. RIP Bob.

From: Claudia Moninghoff Brotzman
So sorry for your loss and glad we as a Moninghoff Family could be there for you today as you have been for us. With much Love & Prayers to your days ahead. Grief has no answer and no end and as long as you have your Mom, family and friends I know you will get thru this. Please let me know us know if need anything With a sad heart & many prayers to all of your family. "At the blueness of the Skies and the warmth of the summer we remember them" Your Dad was an amazing man from the time we moved into Milford as I walked down the steps and into the street used to living on a farm and your Dad and Whip delivered me back home. I was only two to three years old at the time. Many great memories growing up in Milford.

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