Robert Ellerbrock

11/14/2017

Robert Ellerbrock, 71, of Wyckoff, NJ passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017after a short battle with lung cancer.  He passed away at The Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Jersey City, NJ and raised in Weehawken, he resided in Fair Lawn before moving to Wyckoff 20 years ago.  A U.S. Army veteran, he proudly served during the Vietnam War.  Bob was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth R.C. Church in Wyckoff and a member of the NJ State Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association.  “The Bear” as he was affectionately known, was a loyal NY Giants fan and an accomplished cook.  The most important part of his life was his family who he loved immensely and was so proud of their accomplishments.

Prior to retiring in 2001, he served as a fireman with North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue of Hudson County for 33 years.

Beloved husband of Linda (Chodany) Ellerbrock.  Loving and devoted father of Brie Ellerbrock and Brett Ellerbrock and wife Daniela.  Dear brother of Peter Ellerbrock and wife Linda.  Cherished uncle of Dawn, Peter, Jean, Lenny and Ilene.  He is also survived by many grandnieces and grandnephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7-9 pm and Friday, November 17, 2017, 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  A Funeral Mass is planned for Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10 am at St. Elizabeth R.C. Church, 700 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ.  Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Robert to the Wyckoff Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 214, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 or the Wyckoff Fire Department, 1 Scott Plaza, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 would be appreciated.

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Dear Brie and Ellerbrock Family, I am very sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. My sincerest condolences.
Sarah Munoz
11/17/2017
Dear Brie, I was very sorry to hear the loss of your father. Please accept my sincere condolences. Dr. Codel
Dr. Radu Codel
11/16/2017
To the Ellerbrock family Please accept our sincere sympathy on the passing of your father. Find peace in the fact that he no longer has any pain and in a better place. The Theobald, Rodriguez and Vitale Families
Gerry Theobald
11/16/2017
Linda and family, I am so sorry that I cannot be with you and the rest of family. Let Pete know that did really try to make it but Vince is having some medical problems right now and I cannot leave him, My heart aches so much with Bobby being gone. We had some great times when Bobby and his friend (cannot remember his name) used to come to the bowling alley where I bowled and I swear that every time Bobby was there I bowled the best games.
Susan Esposito
11/16/2017
To the Ellerbrock family, I am sorry to read in the local paper that Bobby has passed away. We were classmates and friends at Weehawken High and graduated together. He was always one of the nicest guys. My condolences to the family. Sincerely, Marianne (Rovito) Lorenz
Marianne Lorenz (nee Rovito)
11/16/2017
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