Robert Frank, 77, of Fair Lawn, N.J. passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013.
Beloved husband of Marie for more than 53 years, father of Robert and Shannon Gajarsky, grandfather of Laura and Thomas, and brother of Mary Ann Ackerman. He was redeceased by his parents Frank and Mary (Schley) Gajarsky, and a sister, Carol Quinn.
Originally from Garfield, the family moved to Fair Lawn in 1944. Bob served proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post 170 of Rochelle Park.
He joined the Fair Lawn Police Department in 1960. After serving 36 years on the force, he retired at the rank of Captain of Detectives. During his career, he earned several degrees in criminal justice. One of only four Fair Lawn policemen chosen to attend the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., he was a graduate of the 100th session.
Visiting will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, (201) 797-3500. A funeral service is planned for Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.
Donations in memory of Robert may be made to Valley Hospice, 15 Essex Road, Paramus, NJ 07652; or the Mary Ann Collura Memorial Scholarship Fund, C/O P.B.A. Local #67, P.O. Box 753, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. For additional information, please visit www.vpfairlawn.com .