Robert Illis

Robert Illis, age 57, passed away on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, at his home in Scotch Plains surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born and raised in Newark, Robert moved to Scotch Plains in 2006.

Robert is a Newark firefighter, having been stationed at Engine Company #7, “The Rock,” for 22 years. He has also worked at Napa Hometown in Wood Ridge for 32 years.

Robert was an avid Philadelphia Flyers fan and played in several amateur hockey leagues as a defenseman. He was a cigar aficionado and enjoyed sharing a cigar with his friends. Most of all, he loved spending time with his wife, Donna, and his beloved Pomeranian, Jett.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022, from 12 pm to 4 pm at Higgins Home for Funerals 752 Mountain Blvd. Watchung NJ 07069 followed by a funeral service at 4 pm. Cremation services are private.