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Gary Michael Roberts
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Gary Michael Roberts
Bridgewater, NJ


Gary Michael Roberts, 53, of Bridgewater, NJ, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at RWJ Hospital Somerset. Born in New Brunswick, NJ, he resided in Bound Brook for 15 years before moving to Bridgewater 10 years ago.
Gary was a substitute teacher and track coach for Bridgewater Raritan High School. His passion was coaching pole vaulting to high school students. His coaching career spanned 30 years in several school districts – Green Brook, New Providence, Hunterdon Central and most recently Bridgewater-Raritan. He coached numerous Conference, County, State Sectional and NJ State champions and garnered the respect of many student athletes and parents over the years.
He was a huge Giants fan, avid skier and photographer, loved taking pictures, cooking, traveling in Europe with his family and friends, and entertaining, especially parties around his pool, and took great pride in caring for his lawn. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Edith Roberts Monroe and Joseph Roberts, and his father in law, Alberto Vazquez.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 27 years, Shirleen Vazquez Roberts; his dear son Jake of Bridgewater, NJ; his loving daughter, Rachel of Bridgewater, NJ; four brothers, Joseph Jr. and wife Sheryl of Franklin, NJ, James and wife Amy of Everett, WA, Robert and wife Francine of Pt. Pleasant, NJ, and Michael and fiancé Kimberly of Hamilton, NJ; his sister, Joann and husband Al Stavole of Green Brook, NJ; his step-mother, Marie Roberts of Edison, NJ; his mother in law, Shirley Firestine of Bound Brook, NJ; his brother and sister in laws, Glenn and Suzette Potoloky of New Providence, NJ, and Alberto and Kimberly Vazquez of Middletown, NJ; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 3:30-7:30pm with a prayer service at 3:45pm at the Branchburg Funeral Home, 910 US Highway 202 South, Branchburg, NJ 08876.
Committal is private.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the NJ Sharing Network,
Attn: Foundation 691 Central Ave, New Providence, NJ 07974.


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Visitation

Saturday

27

Jan

3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Branchburg Funeral Home

910 US Highway 202 South
Branchburg, NJ 08876

Service

Saturday

27

Jan

3:45 PM
Branchburg Funeral Home

910 US Highway 202 South
Branchburg, NJ 08876

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