Charles R. (Bob) Fronley, 90, of Whiting, passed away surrounded by his loving family and friends on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at Ocean County Medical Center.
Born in Trenton, NJ, he was a lifelong area resident prior to moving to Whiting in 1995. He was a United States Navy Veteran of the Korean War and was honorably discharged. Mr. Fronley retired as an Investigator for the Public Service Electric Company with over 37 years of service.
He was active in church and civic affairs. Bob was an ordained Elder, Deacon and Liturgist of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He also taught Sunday school at Faith and Westminster churches. He formally served on the Interpretation and Stewardship Commission of the Presbytery of New Brunswick.
Mr. Fronley was a Scout Master of Troop 128 BSA, a former Assistant District Commissioner of the George Washington Council of BSA, and a Brotherhood member of Sanhican Lodge order of Arrow W.W.W. He was a member of the American Legion Post 79, a former office of the Post in New Hope, PA, and served on the Board of Directors of Mobile Meals of Trenton before moving to the Whiting, NJ, area. He formerly volunteered at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.
Bob was a member of Greenpeace and the National Rifle Association, the Village Two Residents Club and a past member of the Crestwood Village Camera Club.
An avid sportsman, he was a former member of the Lake Idlewild Association of Pennsylvania where he once had a summer home. As well, a former member of the Falls Township Rifle and Pistol Club, and the Penn Oak Bowmen.
Predeceased by his parents, Henry L. Fronley and Emma F. Fronley (nee) Moeller; his siblings, Leroy Fronley and Ruth Ann Ford. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Karl and Anna Moeller: and a dear aunt, Louise C. Moeller upon his mother’s death when he was 12 days old.
He is survived by his niece Linda Ford of Mays Landing, NJ; his nephew David Fronley of Newport, NJ; his cousins Elaine Camillo of Hamilton, NJ, Marleen Lyszczak of Bordentown, NJ, and Arnold Moeller of Hamilton Square, NJ; his best friends, Sam and Sandra Robinson and Sean Mcrae; and a host of friends made over his 90 years.
Funeral services will begin on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1140 Greenwood Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08609.
Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Trenton, NJ.
Visitation for friends and family will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Charles’s memory to Westminster Presbyterian Church or The Mobile Meals of Trenton or The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen by visiting In Memory Of at www.inmemoryof-memorial.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Saul Colonial Home, 3795 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ.