Robert “Bob” Paul Sebastian (January 10, 1945 - February 20, 2022)

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Robert “Bob” Paul Sebastian
  • January 10, 1945
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  • February 20, 2022

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Robert “Bob” Paul Sebastian, 77, long-term resident of Glassboro, New Jersey, peacefully passed away at his home in Summerfield, Florida on February 20, 2022 surrounded by family, after a difficult battle with cancer.

Bob was born on January 10, 1945 to Robert Sebastian and Betty Sebastian in the bustling city of Pittsburgh and was the oldest of 7 children. After Bob graduated from Chartiers Valley High School in 1963 he pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree at Rutgers University.

After graduation, he worked in probation for the State of New Jersey for nearly 45 years. Bob was passionate about the service he provided to the clients he served and loved what he did for a living. After joining the state as a senior probation officer in Camden, New Jersey, Bob was later promoted to assistant chief and then chief probation officer of the vicinage for Camden County. In 2005 he was appointed as assistant director of probation services for New Jersey’s Judiciary – heading probation services for the state.

In 1988, he met the love of his life Susan at a birthday party. Bob and Susan married in 1991 raising 3 girls together.

Bob retired at the end of 2008. While retired, he had time to fully pursue his love of wood working, watching and attending NASCAR races, being pappy to his grand-daughters, spending time with his dog Elliot, and his beloved Sue.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Betty and Robert as well as sisters Michelle Eckert nee Sebastian and Marybeth Wilcox nee, Sebastian. He is survived by his wife Susan; sisters Diana Reay, Patty Wilcox, Barbara Pawlack, Debbie Lutton Susan Sebastian-Watson; children Michael Sebastian, Christina Rakus, Andrea Sebastian, Kristy Owen, Becky Mathews, and Barbara Rosenfeld; and grandchildren Ivy, Emily, Logan, Shayna, Maddison, Realyn, Amelia and Ziggy.

A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 61 Academy Street North, Glassboro, NJ 08028 on Saturday March 26, 2022. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am with the service starting at 11:00 am. Lunch will be provided by the family immediately after. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society.  Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society, 352-480-5959.  Sentiments may be left online at 


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March 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM

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    25 Mar 2022
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  4. Winifred "Winnie" Brown says:
    13 Mar 2022
    My condolences to the family. I enjoyed working with Bob for years at the Probation Department. I retired 12-31-1996. God bless the family. R.I.P., Bob.

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    13 Mar 2022
    Lit since March 13, 2022 at 3:58:29 AM

  6. sherri sebastian says:
    26 Feb 2022
    Rest in Peace Uncle Bobby. I will miss your smile, your sense of humor, and your warmth. I will cherish your memory always.

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    Lit since February 26, 2022 at 2:45:52 AM

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  10. Rich Klepacz says:
    25 Feb 2022
    Thank you Bob for your service in Probation and the integrity you brought to your position. And thanks for your faith and support of my work. May the good Lord console your family in their time of need.

  11. Jonathan Bell says:
    24 Feb 2022
    I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. He was the Assistant Director of Probation when I became one of his 15 Vicinage Chiefs. He was professional, soft spoken and you instinctively knew of his commitment to Probation and the clients they served. May his family be consoled by memories of his life long and well lived. And may he Rest In Peace.

  12. Beverly Schorr lit a candle:
    23 Feb 2022
    Lit since February 23, 2022 at 2:39:06 PM

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    Lit since February 23, 2022 at 2:30:44 PM

  14. Ericha Davis says:
    23 Feb 2022
    Im so very sorry, Susan. I know how happy you two were together and how much you loved to host celebrations. Your hospitality and kindness to me will always be remembered. Rest easy, Bob.

  15. Nina Seagrave lit a candle:
    23 Feb 2022
    Lit since February 23, 2022 at 2:39:19 AM

  16. Barb Pawlack says:
    23 Feb 2022
    My big brother ❤️ You will be missed

  17. Bear Kelley says:
    23 Feb 2022
    Sail on Bob, we’ll miss you at the lakeshore.

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