Robert F. MacAvoy
Robert F. MacAvoy

October 1, 1946 - June 18, 2017
Born in Rahway, NJ
Resided in Clark, NJ


Robert F. MacAvoy, 70, of Clark, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 18, 2017.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Funeral from the Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd., Clark, on Friday, June 23 at 8:45 am, thence to St. Agnes Church, Clark, where a Funeral Mass will be offered at 9:45am. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Clark. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 4 - 8 pm.

Mr. MacAvoy was born in Rahway to Frank and Ann (Glagola) MacAvoy. He proudly served his country as a Sergeant in the Air Force at Phan Rang Air Base in Vietnam. He was the recipient of the Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars. He was awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor and 1 Oak Leaf Cluster. He lived in Rahway, prior to moving to Clark 48 years ago.

Mr. MacAvoy was a Project Engineer for Merck & Company of Rahway for 32 years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Catholic War Veterans and the Vietnam Veterans of America. He was a Civil War Historian and was the author of multiple reference and history books regarding the War. He was a feature speaker on the Civil War at various NJ Historical Societies. He was also a member of the NJ Sesquicentennial Committee.

Mr. MacAvoy was the beloved husband for 50 years of Diane C. (Ciuba) MacAvoy; the devoted father of Robert F. MacAvoy, Jr. and his wife Elaine, Diana Sutherland and her husband Chris, Jennifer Keelan and her husband Anthony and Joseph MacAvoy; cherished "Pop" to his grandchildren, Bridget, Molly, Melanie and Hannah and the brother of Kathleen MacAvoy and Nancy McNally.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to St. Agnes Church, 332 Madison Hill Rd., Clark, NJ 07066.




Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
Thursday, June 22, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. Agnes RC Church
Friday, June 23, 2017
9:45 AM
St. Mary's Cemetery - Clark
Friday, June 23, 2017
10:45 AM

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