- Deceased's name: Robert J. 'Bob' Herdin
Robert J. Herdin passed away at his home last Tuesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.
A Paterson native, Herdin grew up in Clifton. He lived in Roxbury and then Laurel, Md., for 10 years before moving to Parsippany in 2004.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Villanova University and an MBA from Rutgers University.
Herdin spent 35 years as a systems manager for Verizon until retiring in 2003.
He was a member of Saint Ann Roman Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Paula Herdin; sons Mark and his wife Jenifer of Boonton and Kevin and his wife Andrea of Skippack, Penn.; and sister Marilyn Rowan of Clifton.
Herdin was entombed at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Herdin's memory be made to Saint Ann's Church, 781 Smith Road Parsippany, N.J. 07054 or to Atlantic Home Care & Hospice, 465 South Street, Morristown N.J. 07960.