Robert Paganelli

Robert Paganelli

Friday, March 21st, 1952 - Saturday, August 15th, 2020
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Robert Paganelli, of Medford, passed away on August 15, 2020, at the age of 68. He was surrounded by the love of his life, Cheryl Paganelli (nee Hobbs), and his three loving children, Daniel Paganelli (Monica), Lisa Paganelli King (Brandon), and Maria Paganelli.

Born in 1952 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, NY, on March 21st (the first full day of Spring) to the late Thomas and Dorothy Paganelli, Robert (Bob) lived a life that he considered "truly blessed". After a childhood of trips with his loving family and summer days spent by the ocean with family in Houghs Neck, Massachusetts - or at Lake Shore Country Club - Bob left Syracuse, NY, to attend St. Lawrence University, in Canton, NY. Bob then worked at General Electric after graduation for about ten years before moving his family to New Jersey and joining Inolex Chemical Company in Philadelphia, where he worked until his retirement as President of the company.

Bob wanted everyone to know that while his time on earth would be shorter than he and all of his family and friends would have liked, he was truly truly blessed with a full life of love, cherished family, great friends, amazing travels, and many adventures. He was married to his best friend and sweetheart, Cheryl, for 42 years, and along with their children had a lifetime of fond memories, laughter, and fun. Bob felt so lucky to have their three children and then four amazing grandchildren, whom he would visit and play with and chase around often - and who all share that same mischievous twinkle Bob had in his eye. He was an avid and life-long traveler - Bob traveled to 50 countries - and golfer, boater, fine food lover, and adventurer. He always said his best career move was retiring early at the age of 52 to be able to spend time with his family and friends - of which we are all so truly thankful.

Bob was also a man of great faith, and spent much of his life dedicated to and involved with spreading God's love through youth groups, missionary trips, running indoor soccer leagues, and various outreach and charity programs, touching many lives and making many lifelong friends.

Bob is survived by his wife Cheryl, whom he loved every second of every day, his oldest son Daniel (Danny) Paganelli and Daughter-in-Law Monica Paganelli and their two children Esmeralda Paganelli and Apollo Paganelli, his daughter Lisa Paganelli King and Son-in-Law Brandon King and their two children Tyler King and Layla King, and his daughter Maria Paganelli, as well as his older sister Dorothy McCallister (Dr. Robert), and younger sister Nancy Chernak (Jon). He was preceded in passing by his late brother, Tom Paganelli.

Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation on Friday, August 21 from 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM at Bradley Funeral Home, Route 73 and Evesham Road, Marlton, NJ. The funeral service will be at 12:45 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Robert’s name to America’s Keswick, 601 County Rd 530, Whiting, NJ 08759.

To view the services virtually visit the following link at 12:45 PM on Friday.

We would like to apologize for the major technical difficulties we had during the live stream of the service. The funeral home and the family were both able to record most of the service. Please visit this site to see one of those recordings. Again we apologize and thank you for your understanding.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 21st, 2020 | 12:15pm - 12:45pm
    Friday, August 21st, 2020 12:15pm - 12:45pm
    Bradley Funeral Home
    601 NJ-73 South
    Marlton, Evesham Twp., NJ 08053
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  • Service

    Friday, August 21st, 2020 | 12:45pm
    Friday, August 21st, 2020 12:45pm
    Bradley Funeral Home
    601 NJ-73 South
    Marlton, Evesham Twp., NJ 08053
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

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Private Condolence

Tanya H Lynne (née Heubel)

Posted at 06:57pm
It is with a heavy heart that I send my love, prayers, and condolences to Mrs. Paganelli, children, and extended family and loved ones. It is comforting to know he is present with the Lord. May God ease your hearts at a time like this. Mr. Paganelli, thank you for giving to the Lord, I am the life that was change. Your love for the Lord was infectious. You will be missed here on earth until we meet again. Much love to you Cheryl! 🙏🏼😘

Curt & Pam Bugno

Posted at 05:38pm
Curt & Pam Bugno

Bob, Cheryl, my wife, Pam, and I met back in the 80s. In those early years when our kids were young, Bob and I spent many cold early Saturday mornings, during the winter months, prepping the church gym for indoor soccer. For years, Bob coordinated the church indoor soccer league where Cheryl’s team “Lightning” and my team “Thunder” were SERIOUS but FRIENDLY rivals.
There are so many wonderful memories of our times together with Bob and Cheryl. We played many card and table games, miniature golf, cruised the lake, watched fireworks, picnicked on the boat or Bob would just grill a meal to perfection back at the house on the lake.
Bob was quick witted and always good for a laugh or prank. One I will NEVER forget was the time we were on Lake George, Bob was driving the boat with me in tow sitting on an inner tube, of course, he said “I’ll take it easy” but you know Bob, he gunned it and I went flying while my glasses sank to the bottom of the lake. Since that day, Bob would always joke that there was a near-sighted fish deep in the lake wearing my glasses!

Bob and I also shared a love of golf. I’ll always cherish the opportunities we had to play together at the “Top of the World” my favorite course in Lake George, also some great courses in Florida and here in NJ.

For the past year and a half since Bob’s diagnosis, we mainly kept in touch through text, the occasional call or quick visit. His positive attitude, inner strength, peace, and grace was always evident in our conversations and, frankly, he amazed me.
Only a man with total faith and trust in a Savior who had a plan for his life could possibly show such peace!

Bob would occasionally stop by our house on his way back from a treatment and, if there was no answer, he’d take a selfie at our front door and text me “you guys are never home”. Fortunately, we were home most of the time.

A little over 2 weeks ago, Bob texted me to come over for a visit. I’m so thankful that Pam and I were able to visit, reminisce, and share with Bob and Cheryl together one last time. It was a bittersweet time but we all still managed a good laugh about Bob’s last texts to me while I was at work . . .
Bob said, “Oatmeal okay now” Are you able to make it right now?” If not, no problem”

Actually, those texts were meant for Danny!

To Cheryl, Danny and Monica, Lisa and Brandon, Maria, Tyler, Layla, Esmeralda, and Apollo . . . you all, are his legacy. Over the years I’ve witnessed Bob’s commitment to be the best husband, father, and grandfather . . . and I know he was to many of us the best friend!

Russ Moyer

Posted at 11:03am
To Cheryl and family, words cannot express our shock at hearing of Bobs passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time. I personally remember the great tomes in Georgetown and the awesome friendship you both had with our folks.
We will celebrate Bob’s love of Christ and know he is now with his Lord and Savior
One day we will be together again
Our love to you all

Marcia Fifer

Posted at 09:45am
To my Paganelli family, know that I love you and I am so sorry we lost Bob so soon. He was an extraordinary individual. He not only
was honest, hard working and kind... he was an amazing husband, father and grandfather...he was full of life and a true joy to be around. I feel so blessed to have known both my friend Bob and my cousin Cheryl before they were a couple and to have been a part of their amazing journey for over 43 years. I first met Bob when he came to work at General Electric in Lynchburg, Virginia. Cheryl and I were working there, and we both were
drawn to him. I was happily married and we had a small child. Cheryl was single...a warm, kind, smart, beautiful young lady who
swept Bob off his feet! And as they say, the rest is history. My husband and I were honored to serve in their wedding, and to have enjoyed many, many exciting times with them over the years. We visited their homes...they visit ours...over the years, we spent time with them at Lake George ....we cruised together...we were at Lisa's wedding to share in their joy....and most recently we spent time together in February, 2020, in Alexandria.
We had a wonderful, yet bittersweet weekend because we all knew what Bob was fighting. And lastly, to Cheryl....You know I love you, and that I am here for you always. Bob couldn't have found a more perfect partner to spend his life with. Take comfort in knowing that you were his everything!

Jerry Lumia

Posted at 09:18am
Words cannot describe how sad Patti and I are with Bob's passing. He was a great husband, a great father, a great son, and to us a great friend. Bob will be sorely missed.

Love and prayers,
Jerry and Patti Lumia

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