Robert J. Wiggins "Uncle Bob", of Kearny, passed away quietly on the morning of August 3, 2018. He was 81. Visiting will be on Monday from 3 until 7 p.m. at the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Mass Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Stephens Church and burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Bob was Military Police in The United States Marine Corp and was a member of The V.F.W., The Marine Corps League, The Elks, The Friends of The Library and The Arlington Players Club Dinner BBQ night all in Kearny. He was a retired Foreman from the Kearny Street Department. Bob loved to travel, especially to Caribbean Islands, the Jersey Shore and most recently to the woods of Pennsylvania. He was known for his quick wit and love for animals; especially Wheezy, Tito and Moo.
Cherished companion of the late Rita Ballantyne. He is survived by his loving friend Lillian Russell. Brother in law of Marge (Radford Wiggins) Johnston. He was the devoted and special Uncle of Mark, Noreen, Conor, Madison and Chloe Wiggins. Loving step father to Diane Riposta and her husband Frank and Donna Belbey and her husband Kevin. Father of Robert Wiggins and brother of the late Lorraine Haberthur and Charles T. Wiggins. He is also survived by his grandchildren Annemarie, Frank and Anthony Riposta and Kevin, Ryan and Shaun Belbey. Uncle Bob also leaves many loving nieces and nephews in the Tom and Bill Haberthur families, Barbara Lynch-Blosse family, Claire Wiggins Korzon family and the families of the late Margaret "Maggie" Weber, Charlie and John Wiggins and Patti Johnston Edwards.
In lieu of flowers kindly make a donation to The Arc of Bergen and Passaic Counties. C/O the funeral home.