Very sad to hear this. I knew that he had been ill for a while. Grew up with Robert in Farmingdale, N.J. As I remember he was in Farmingdale but technically lived in Howell so he went to Howell grammer schools while I went to Farmingdale grammer school. Also, although when racing he was called Bob, we all called him Robert as he was growing up. His brother Ronnie was also a driver in the primer grey No. 35. Also knew his sister Debbie who was a real swett girl. Finally, also went to high school with his wife Mae, a very sweet girl as well.
My sympathies go out to Mae and the entire family. Rest in peace Robert! You are a part of many great memories!