Robert Larsen

Obituary of Robert Larsen

Robert Larsen, 79 of Milford, PA and formerly of Washington Township NJ passed away May 1, 2024, at home. Robert grew up in North Bergen, NJ and moved to Washington Township, NJ as a teenager, where he met Patricia, raised their family, and lived until moving to Pennsylvania in 2013. Robert started out as a U.S. Postal Carrier, but as his family was growing, he started his own business. He and his wife, Pat, grew a coffee truck business into a successful catering truck business, Quality Catering. Later they moved on to opening a pet store, Secaucus Pets Plus. Even after retirement, he continued to work with a new business, doing fish tank and pond maintenance. Despite all his hours spent working, he always had time for his family, whether coaching baseball, playing wiffle ball or helping Santa set up the most amazing trains for Christmas. He made holidays special, loved a party and had a great sense of humor. His hearty laugh and dance moves will never be forgotten.


Robert (Bob) was an avid tropical fish hobbyist and breeder, showing his award-winning fish across the country. He authored articles and spoke at many events, sharing his knowledge and passion for this hobby. Until his passing, he was the president of South Jersey Guppy Group. Bob enjoyed travel but especially loved cruises. He enjoyed his vegetable garden and growing flowers. He was unlikely to pass up a unique hibiscus plant at a nursery. He loved freshwater fishing and enjoyed many trips to Lake Champlain. He loved rock n’ roll music and was known for his love of Elvis Presley. Robert could truly sing like “the King.”


Robert worked hard all his life, was generous and kind to people and animals. He was a man of honor and integrity and could not have been more loved by his family. He will forever be in their hearts and memories.


Robert leaves behind to cherish his memories, his wife of 57 years, Patricia (DeJong) Larsen; children Kathy J. Hopta, Michael D. Larsen, Robert F. Larsen and his wife Patricia, grandchildren Robert M. Larsen, Michael D. Larsen, Ryan Campanella, Catherine Mourad, Jake Campanella; great grandchild Layla Mourad; brother Richard Larsen and his wife Betty. He will be missed by his brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Eunice Larsen and Baby Linda Larsen.


A celebration of Robert’s life will take place at a future date.


Memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society.


Arrangements by Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, PA (

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