Robert Milton Gunnell Jr.

January 25, 2021


Robert Milton Jr. Gunnel Jr., 86 of East Windsor. NJ departed this life on January 25. 2021 in the comfort of his home. 
Robert was born June 21st. 1934 in Trenton. NJ to Robert and Verna (Moody) Gun­nell. 
Robert was a life-long resident of Hightstown NJ. where he was a model citizen and known to many as "Preach". He was educated in the Hightstown public school system where he thrived athletically which earned him a prestigious place in the Hightstown High School's Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the 1950 Soccer Team which had won the Group 1 State Championship. As a dedicated man of ser­vice Robert served his community as an early member of the Hightstown Police Force [Special Unit). Robert switched careers and provided 42 years of dedicated service at the Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital from where he retired. In addition Robert was a proud member of the Mason Lodge #9 where he held the rank and position of Past Worshipful Mastor. Enjoying the life that he lived Robert enjoyed traveling. rooting for the New York Giants. sharing old and new stories with family. friends and associates. 
Predeceased by his wife and the love of his life Blanche P. Gunnell whom he shared 51 years of marriage and everlasting love; his Parents Robert M. Gunnell Sr. and Verna (Moody) Gunnell; brothers William "Billy" Gunnell. David Gunnell. Richard "Dickie" Gunnell; sister Florine Askew; his sons-in-law Harold "Wheaty" Brown arid Stanley "Big Daddy" Clark; his grandmother Stella Copeland affection­ally known as "Nanny". 
Robert is survived by his five children. Adriane Brown. Blanche Williams (MorriS). Debbie Clark. Robert Gunnell. Richard Gunnell (Valderie); brothers Larry Gunnell (Vickie) of Cranbury. NJ. Gerald Gunnell (Brenda) of Cary. NC; sisters Carole Day of Willingboro NJ. and Yvonne Hand (Charles) of Pistcataway. NJ; sisters-in-law Denise Gunnell and Kelly Gunnell; special friend/best friend Whitfield "Skeet" Muse; 14 grandchildren. 12 Great-Grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. cousins. other relatives and friends. 

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