Obituary of Robert Van Nest
Robert Charles Van Nest, IV, 74 of Milford, PA passed away, Friday, January 6, 2023 at Garnet Health Medical Center, Middletown, NY. He was a retired Corrections Officer for New York State Corrections, Wallkill, NY. Robert was a member of the B.P.O.E. #1097, Middletown, NY and the Marsch Kellogg American Legion Post # 139, Milford, PA. He was a proud U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran. Robert volunteered at the American Legion where he enjoyed calling numbers for BINGO. He was an avid, golfer, enjoyed traveling, loved his gadgets, and had a cord for everything. Robert loved his family, grandchildren, and life in general.
The son of the late Robert and Mary (Smith) Van Nest, III he was born August 20, 1948 in Monticello, NY. He was married to, and will be forever missed by his wife of 30 years, Joyce (Napolitano) Van Nest. They were married on December 23, 1992 and Robert never missed giving Joyce red roses on their anniversary.
Robert leaves behind his wife Joyce; children Tina Chance, Lori Bodine and her husband Charles, Ronald Salsbury and his wife Gianna; two brothers Frank Van Nest, Richard Van Nest; grandchildren Nathan, Sabrina, Brieana, Nicholas, Brooke, Grace, Michael.
Family will receive friends at Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 west Harford St., Milford, PA on Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 1 PM with Rev. Jennifer Lovallo officiating. Final interment will be in Sullivan County Veteran Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial donations may be made to Marsch Kellogg American Legion Post # 139, PO Box 144, Milford, PA 18337.
Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, Milford, PA (www.stroyanfuneralhome.com).