Robert P Pallotta, Sr.

robert pallotta, sr.

August 29, 1938 ~ December 2, 2022

Pallotta Sr., Robert P, age 84, a Palisades Park legend, passed peacefully at home on Friday December 2, 2022.

Adored son of Jennie Terranova and Peter Pallotta. Beloved husband of 62 years to the late Nancy (nee: Guastella)

Devoted father of Karen Kunz, Robert Jr. and his wife Diane (Carlucci), Christopher and his wife Stacey, and Glenn and his wife Suzanne. Cherished “Gags” of Michael, Kevin, Brian and his wife Priscilla, Paige, Vanessa, Nicky and Christopher. After High School he received his aviation license then served his country for 8 years in the Army and National Guard. He was a loyal community leader in Palisades Park consisting of a volunteer Fire Fighter for 20 years and a member of the Exempt Association, a member of the Board of Education and Borough Council, a Freeholder Director and finally serving 2 terms as Mayor. He was honored to be appointed by President Reagan to serve as liaison to small communities throughout the United States. He attended meetings with the President, in Washington, on 2 occasions. Also having the pleasure of meeting former President Ford and former President Bush Sr. He opened and ran a sporting goods store, Bob’s Sports-O-rama for 24 years. Hired as N.J. Sports Authority to handle sales for Giant’s Stadium, the Arena and Racetrack. After leaving the business he was hired to manage Orchard Hills Golf Course. He will be truly missed by his friends, family and their pets Pluto, Ivy, Abby, Dash, and Peyton.

The family will receive their friends on Tuesday 4-8pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Wednesday at 9:30 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in St. Nicholas R.C. Church at 10:30 AM. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For condolences, directions, or information or call (201) 944-0100.


Mass: December 7, 2022 10:30 am

St. Nicholas R.C. Church
442 E.Brinkerhoff Avenue
Palisades Park, NJ 07650

Visitation at Funeral Home: December 6, 2022 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place: December 7, 2022 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Great man and very patient when I was a kid buying a ball glove at his store. Condolences to his beautiful family and it is comforting to know he is reunited with Mrs. P.

  2. So very sad to hear of Bobby’s passing. Sincere condolences to all of his family and may he Rest In Peace. We have many fond memories living in Palisades Park and working and serving with Bobby as a Councilman- never a dull moment. He was tireless and a great friend. Thank you for the memories Bob, RIP.

    Rita and Anthony Antine
    Jamestown Rhode Island

  3. Sweetheart of a man. I had the pleasure of interviewing him many times while I was with Channel 10 News many years ago. He became a cherished friend. What a wonderful life he led. My condolences to his friends and family.
    Mike Forbes

  4. Our family was privileged to know this lovey man. We will always remember him.
    Alison, Kara, Cory Doviak and Doris and Joseph White

  5. Eileen and I are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was such a good man and represented Palisades Park so well in his political exploits. I fondly remember visiting his sporting good store on so many occasions and having so many good conversations. He truly cared for people. My deepest condolences to his family. Rest easy Mr Pallotta.

  6. Uncle Bob was a man of honor and integrity. He was always with a smile. He loved his wife and family with his whole heart, his life was full, wife, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and community. We spent days, holidays and summers together, it was wonderful. Aunt Nancy made it all happen. He is with his love, living in Paradise. A true Republican who loved his country. Your life continues in paradise in the arms of all your loved ones whom preceded before you. You were loved and admired in life and always will be. Give Aunt Nancy a big hug and kiss from us.

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