Robert M. Zarra, 64 , of Toms River, and Mt. Pocono, Pa, formerly of Bloomfield and Montclair died August 5, 2012 at the Community Hospital in Toms River. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday 10am at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, Montclair, interment at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Upper Montclair. Visiting will be held on Wednesday from 4-8pm at Caggiano Memorial, 62 Grove St. Montclair. caggianomemorial.com
Mr. Zarra was a retired lieutenant of the Montclair Fire Department,a member of the F.M.B.A. and previously was a member of the Mason Bricklayers Union Local 11, Montclair. He was a veteran of the Navy serving on the U.S.S. Fiske, and a member of the Tincan Sailors.
He was predeceased by his parents Nicholas and Elizabeth Zarra, a brother Rocco, and a brother-in-law Joseph Caponegro, and is survived by 5 sisters Angelina Wright (George), Vencenza Zarra, Shirley Drexler (Paul), RoseMarie Caponegro and Barbara Scillia. 6 nephews 1 niece, and 12 great nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog Sheba.