Robert B. Dickens

(Dec 23, 1936 to Dec 4, 2010)

It has been said that our greatest ability comes solely from our dependability. Bob knew that you never make a promise you can’t keep. His most important promise was to his family; he thought nothing of working two jobs to see to his children’s education, instilled the highest morals in them and if he was strict, it was only because he knew kids need a parent more than a friend. Given that, when he was blessed with grandchildren, all rules went out the window. The values he instilled in his kids would surely be passed down, so his time was better spent wearing a silly hat for their amusement or reading them “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” during the holidays. Although he was a man of few words, he was always ready to talk sports. He rooted for every Philly team, and always had a special place in his heart for St. Joseph’s basketball.rnWhile working at Macmillan in Riverside, Bob earned more than a paycheck. It was here he met a woman named Jackie (Lawrence). Within a year of casually meeting in the break room, they began their 30 year marriage. Bob is also survived by his children: Kathy Cebulka (Jim) of Flemington, Peg Perry (Rhett) of Cinnaminson, Sue Scowden of Pottstown, PA, Craig Smith (Mandi) of NC, and Ken Smith (Marie) of West Deptford as well as his 19 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.rnCome celebrate Bob’s 73 wonderful years (Dec. 23, 1936-Dec. 4, 2010) Friday from 6-8 PM and Saturday from 10 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside, where the service will follow at 11. Interment will be at Lakeview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Burlington County Times Give A Christmas (c/o Burlington County Times, 4284 Route 130 North, Willingboro, NJ 08046).rn

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  1. Anonymous

    So sorry to hear that Bob has passed away. When my husband and moved to Riverside Bob and Jackie befriended us. I knew that that Bob was a wonderful and caring person because i watched him care for his ailing dog. I was so impressed how he did not give up on his little friend and made him a cart so he could walk. That is the kind of man he was. I know Bob will be sadly missed by all who knew him. I am glad he and Jackie came into our lives. Gods blessing to the family. nEdie Cobleigh Santos

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