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Robert Dey

09/14/1944 - 10/21/2023


Obituary For Robert Dey

Robert Dey, 79, of Absecon, passed away on October 21,2023. Rob was born in Princeton, NJ to Alvin and Violet (Exel) Dey. He graduated from Hightstown High School and Elizabethtown College. He taught American History in Absecon from 1966-1999. “Mr. Dey” was revered by his many students. He was active in many community organizations and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge 213. Rob was a former Revolutionary War reenactor and a skillful woodworker. He was the beloved husband of Aileen and devoted father to Ben and Brenna (Joe) Watson. Rob cherished his granddaughters Mia, Emma and Hanna Watson and many nieces and nephews. Services will be private. A special thanks to the Parkinson’s Center, Caring, Grace Hospice, and Woodview Estates. The family asks that you hug your family and do a good deed for someone in his honor. Donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Life Center of South Jersey. For online condolences, please visit www.parselsfh.com.

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  • 03/29/2024

    Mr Dey was by far one of my favorite teachers as a child. (ECA Class of 1985) He had a very unique technique that helped him connect to the students that many of us only realized and appreciated later in life. I didn't realize he was still in Absecon area during his final years. I would have loved to chat with him. God bless him, his family, and many students that he loved and loved him just the same. RIP my friend, and thank you!

  • 11/12/2023

    I was at H.A. Marsh when Mr. Dey arrived in '66. Two years of History and homeroom teacher in 8th grade. What a great teacher and fantastic person! And...he was only 10 years older than us and became a first role model on how to be a good man. Had the gift of making History come alive. We have lost one of the shining lights of our collective youth. God's light, Mr. Dey, and Thank You.

  • 11/05/2023

    My homeroom teacher and history teacher in 78. Was really great person so sorry hope the family finds peace i hate getting this news. RIP MR DAY

  • 11/03/2023

    I'm so so sorry to hear of Mr Deys passing ! I was in his class many years ago , he was an amazing person and excellent teacher . Sending prayers and condolences to his family

  • 10/27/2023

    Mr. Dey was my home room and my Social Studies teacher back at ECA in the 1970's....and yes, Mr. Dey was one of my favorite teachers. He made the class interesting and fostered my love of history. My sincere condolences to his wife and family. May he rest in Peace.

  • 10/27/2023

    Mr. Dey was one of my favorite teachers at ECA. RIP Mr. Dey and my condolences to the family. Adrienne DeSimone and family.

  • 10/25/2023

    So sorry to hear. My prayers and condolences to the family. "Mr. Dey" was one of my favorite teachers in junior high. He was THE primary influence in my lifelong love of American history. I can close my eyes still see him sitting on the edge of his desk and taking us back in time. I teach public speaking now and have many times referred to him when talking about connecting with your audience. Such fond, special memories.

  • 10/25/2023

    may God BLESS you and family at this time John De Ritis and family

  • 10/24/2023

    My condolences to the family of Mr. Dey. He was one my teachers at ECA, and is always fondly remembered. He was one of the greats that ECA had back then. RIP sir.

  • 10/24/2023

    He was a great teacher! Prayers to his family!

  • 10/24/2023

    He was a wonderful teacher and always had a wonderful smile! ❤️Jill Tracy

  • 10/24/2023

    RIP, Mr. Dey. You will be missed by many. Sending you healing prayers.

  • 10/23/2023

    Mr. Dey was one of my favorite teachers. He used to call me Blondie. He was so encouraging and really taught the importance of looking at all sides of an issue. My deepest condolences to the family, he was one of the great ones.

  • 10/23/2023

    I'm so sorry for the families loss . Mr. Dey was my favorite teacher!! He made me love history and was such a nice person. May he rest peacefully.

  • 10/23/2023

    Mrs Dey, Ben, and Brenna, I'm so sorry to hear this news. I think us Showellton Avenue kids were extra lucky to have had him as both our teacher, and all of you as our neighbors. Sending lots of love and hugs.

  • 10/23/2023

    He was such a wonderful teacher and will be missed by all of the students whose lives he touched. My condolences to Mrs. Dey, Brenna, Ben, and family.

  • 10/23/2023

    Mr Dey you were one of my favorites! Tough but fair. My condolences to the family! Still miss that house!

  • 10/23/2023

    The best Pop🤍

  • 10/23/2023

    Extraordinary teacher have to say definitely my favorite, even though I gave him a hard time from time to time he was always good to me loved his classes rest in peace🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • 10/23/2023

    Mr Dry was one of my teachers, and a genuine favorite. He encouraged my enthusiasm for history, which has passed along especially to one of my sons. I will always remember him fondly.

  • 10/23/2023

    RIP Mr. Dey, He was one of the best teachers. My thoughts and prayers to his family. Colette Grosskopf

  • 10/23/2023

    Mr. Den was a good teacher . We all loved him. He will be sadly missed

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