Former Sherburne, Madison Resident

(May 2015) Robert John Kling, aged 82, passed away on May 1, 2015 in Culpeper, Va.  Born in Staten Island, he lived most of his years in NJ where he was a dedicated member of the National Guard, retiring as CWO 4, and led the Public Works departments of Westfield and Raritan Township.  Following retirement, he moved to NY, living in Sherburne and later building a log cabin in Madison.  Two years ago, he moved to Culpeper, VA to be closer to family.

He was an avid agriculturalist and a fan of Westerns.  Family and community were of utmost importance to him, and he enjoyed lifelong friendships with neighbors and coworkers.  He also maintained fraternal order memberships with the Atlas Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Westfield, the Corinthian Lodge Royal Arc of Westfield, Tall Cedars of Lebanon of Phillipsburg, Crescent Shrine of Burlington, Hamilton Lodge 120, and the Flemington Elks.

He is survived by three generations of nieces and nephews.  The first generation includes Rick Hege, Gay Lynn Hege, Terry Hege, Sandra Kling, Cynthia PreVatte, and John Kling.

Visitation will be from 2pm-4pm on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Dooley Colonial Funeral Home in Westfield, NJ.  A memorial service will begin at 4pm.  Private interment will be at Fairview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Culpeper 4-H Club, 101 South West Street, Culpeper, VA 22701.

An online guestbook and tribute wall are available at


By martha

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