Bob's obituary, which appeared in the Daily Record on April 27, 2014.
Robert Walsh Emott, Jr. of Florham Park, New Jersey, died on April 21, 2014. He was 73.
Born on December 15, 1940, in Morristown, New Jersey, he served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War in the late 1960s, and thereafter served in Antarctica. He received Vietnam Campaign and Service Medals, Navy Unit Commendation, Antarctica Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal.
Retired from his slot car business activities, he was an avid custom slot car designer, builder, and racer and was well-recognized and highly admired as an innovative pioneer in the slot car racing world and for his quiet, kind, always helpful demeanor.
Robert is survived by his two brothers, David and his wife Karen, of West Simsbury, Connecticut, and William, of Melbourne, Florida; as well as his nieces, nephews, and many cousins. He is also survived by his dear and long-time friend, Carole Francis, and her daughter Devon. He was predeceased by his parents Robert and Margaret (“Patty”) Emott, long time residents of Florham Park.
Arrangements were under the care of Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, Madison, NJ.