Robert A. “Bob” Pietrzak, born 3/22/1936 and passed 8/13/2021.
After a long, brave fight with Parkinson’s Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and kidney disease, Robert (Bob) passed peacefully at Hospice Savannah surrounded by his family.
Bob was from Pine Island, NY, and lived in Oakland, NJ until retiring in 2003 to
Skidaway Island. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Edward and Stella Pietrzak, and his son, Robert Mark.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 64 years, Jeanne; daughter, Pam Peters (Jeff Croyle); two brothers, Edward Pietrzak of Coronado, CA, and Richard (Linda) Pietrzak of Charlottesville, VA, and many nieces and nephews.
After graduation from college, he was in the U.S. Army for two years (1956-1958). As a young Civil Engineer, he was with the NY Port Authority at the time the World Trade Center Towers were being built. In 1972, he joined Burrough’s Development, commercial real estate developers in northern NJ. Bob was also a leader in the community of Oakland, NJ, serving as President of the Board of Health, Chairman of the Planning Board, and President of the Republican Club. His favorite pastime was golfing at Arcola C.C. in Paramus, NJ were he also served on the Board of Directors. In retirement he enjoyed the many beautiful courses at The Landings on Skidaway Island, Savannah, GA.
A service will not be held at this time.
Donations in his name may be made to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416 or the charity of your choice are welcome.
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Love to you and Pam.
- Patti Pietrzak, Myrtle Beach, SC
So sorry to hear about Bobs passing
- Barbara Zayas Matusewski, Warwick, New your
I’m so sad to hear of your wonderful dad’s passing. Memories of spending time with your family always bring a smile. Sending my deepest condolences, much love, and many hugs to you and your dear mom.
- Leslie (Gorovoy) Kenney , Pomona , NY
I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was one of the finest gentleman I know. Always such a pleasure to work with him and I had the fortune to grow under his wing. Our deepest condolences and love to you and Pam.
- Melanie Burroughs Emporellis, Twp. of Washington, NJ
I'm so sad to hear of Bob's passing. I worked with Bob at Burroughs Development for over 12 years and I found him to be the most kind, thoughtful and respectful man I have ever known. He was a TRUE gentleman and will be missed. I send my heartfelt condolences to Jeanne and Pam.
- stella m spinelli, EMERSON, NJ
So sorry to hear of uncle Bobs passing . My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time
- Wendy henry , Cumming , Ga
Dear Jeanne and family. Our deepest sympathy to you and the family. Bob will be missed and he leaves memories in our hearts. Yes, I remember the family at the Pine Island Hotel and the beautiful smile Bob always had.
- Walter & Margaret Bennett, Cocoa, FL
Rest in peace uncle Bob, sending lots of love to the rest of our Pietrzak family.
- Alana Pietrzak, San Diego, California
My heart goes out to you, Aunt Jeanne and Pam. Uncle Bob will be missed.
- Mianne Legaspi, San Diego, CA
Dear Jeanne & Family - We were saddened to hear of cousin Bobs passing. We will always remember his smile and how could make us laugh when we were kids.
- James & Marilyn Matusewski Youngman, Ocala, Florida
My sincere condolences to the Pietrzak family. Bob was a true and gracious gentleman and I was privileged to have known him. His expert leadership as Planning Board Chairman helped guide the Board’s decision making process. God bless him and the Pietrzak Family and may he rest in perpetual peace.
- Mayor Emeritus Elaine Rowin, Oakland,, New Jersey
Dear Jeanne, Pam and Family, We were deeply saddened by Bob’s passing. We were truly blessed to have such a dear friend (and neighbor) in our lives for over 55 years. We will always cherish the great times we all had together on Long Hill, Long Lake, sailing in the Caribbean… May he Rest In Peace! All Our Love, Leigh, Jane, Ed, Kitsy, Karlee and all of the Lydecker Family
- Katharine Lydecker Rockstroh, Oakland, NJ
Jeanne and family, I was saddened to read about Bob’s passing. I’m so sorry for your loss. Just the other day I was going through all the sympathy cards I received when Cliff passed away and this saying on one of them just struck me. “He will always be with you, whatever you do and wherever you go. For now, may the caring thoughts from others help you through.” My memories of you and Bob are of a happy, fun loving, good golfer’s couple. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Anita
- Anita Kaloyerakis , Little Ferry, New Jersey
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Fond memories of the Long Hill Road gang.
- Karen L Laauwe, MD, Archer, FL
Bob was one of the finest men I ever knew. It was an honor and a privilege to have worked with him.
- Norm Driscoll, Conway, SC
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel