Robert I. "Bob" Leary, Jr.

Robert I. Leary Jr., age 69, passed away on Monday April 26, 2021, at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ. Born and raised in New Brunswick, Bob had resided in North Plainfield since 1988. Bob had received his Bachelor’s Degree with a Major in Business from Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

For many years Bob had worked as a Sales Manager at Ray’s Sporting Goods Store in North Plainfield. Later, prior to his retirement, Bob was a Body Armor Supplier at Atlantic Uniform in Belleville, NJ.  

In his spare time, Bob enjoyed fishing, bowling, playing tennis and trap shooting. He was a gun enthusiast and loved playing pool. Most of all, Bob, loved spending time with his two daughters.

He is predeceased by his daughter Kristen Diana Leary in 2019, and his parents, Robert I. Leary Sr. and Shirley Cronk Leary.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Kimberley Leary of North Plainfield, his loving partner of 21 years, Linda Pezzato and her children and grandchildren, a sister, Judith Rega and her husband John of Milltown. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family, and loving friends. He will be missed by all.

A Visitation will be held on Friday, April 30th, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Higgins Home for Funerals, 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 1st,  at 11:00 A.M. at the Funeral Home.

Memorial donations can be made to:  The Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014  or at