Robert Corbett

Obituary of Robert Corbett

Robert Corbett, 65, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 13, 2017.  He was hand in hand with his dear wife Anita and surrounded with the love and prayers of so many more.  A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 18th at 10 am at the Norman Dean Home For Services, 16 Righter Ave. Denville.  Visiting hours will be held on Monday, July 17th from 3-5 & 7-9 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the good work of the Wounded Warrior Project or to Second Chance Animal Rescue by way of www.inmemoryof-memorial.org .

Bob was born in NYC to the late Frank and Mary.  After his schooling he was drafted into the service where he proudly served our country with the US Army during the Vietnam Era.  He was stationed in Belgium and worked as a Chaplain’s Assistant in the Supreme HQ Allied Powers, Europe.  Upon his return to the states he took a job with Salomon Brothers on Wall Street.  He continued in securities for 45 years, working also for Nomura and Daiwa Securities.  He retired from Barclays Capital in 2015.

As a young man Bob met Alana Schmidt and the couple married and started a family.  They had a beautiful life together.  Sadly, in 1993 she passed away, leaving Bob and their son Andrew. 

In April of 1994, he met Anita Cannan and it was obvious to all, they were meant to be.  They married in 1995 joining their families to make five.  Bob has felt truly blessed for the life he has had.  He adored his wife Anita and the two made a beautiful home in Green Pond. He loved being on his boat on the lake and sharing this with family and friends.  He also enjoyed traveling down to Atlantic City and trying his hand at the slots.  Above all; he loved his adoring grandchildren.  The sun rose and set on them and he bragged about them to anyone who would listen.  Although we are heartbroken, we remain grateful for his presence in our lives and know one day we will see him again.

He leaves beautiful memories to his wife Anita of 22 years; his boys Andrew Corbett, Jared (Stephanie) Chieffi and Derek (Dina) Chieffi; grandchildren Sophia and Ryan Chieffi; siblings William Corbett (the late Eunice), Frankie Corbett-Struck (Frank Struck) sister in laws Barbara Smith and Lorraine Corbett; many loving nieces and nephews; his loyal canines Zoey & Ziva; and many more dear friends.  Bob was predeceased by his first wife Alana, his brother Stephen Corbett and his sister in law and friend Eunice Corbett.

Robert’s family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the Cleveland Clinic Transplant Team of Weston Florida and the VNA of Morris County for their care and support throughout this journey.