Robert E. Maslo, 79, affectionately known as Maz, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at home.
Born and raised in the downtown section of Jersey City, Bob graduated from the well - known St. Anthony’s High School.
Upon graduating high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the 101st Airborne division as a Military Policeman proudly defending our nation during the Vietnam War.
A decorated veteran, Maz was bestowed with numerous citations including the Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal, National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Parachutist Badge. Maz was also recognized for his excellent Marksmanship with a Pistol as well as being a Sharpshooter with the M-1 Rifle.
Following his honorable discharge in 1965, Maz returned to New Jersey residing in Piscataway for many years before ultimately relocating to Long Branch in 2019.
He was a member of the Piscataway American Legion Post 261, Piscataway Chapter 101st Airborne Division, Union Elks Lodge #1583 and the VFW Post 2226 in Long Branch.
Outside of his civic and military related affiliations, for 40 years Mas was a popular University Administrator at Kean University in Union, retiring in 2006.
He is survived by his former spouse but dear companion, Dolores Maslo of Piscataway; daughter, Dr. Brooke Maslo (Dr. Renee Falivene) of Colts Neck; sister, Marcia Ann Mayse and her husband Bill of Texas City, TX. and grandchildren, Arden Ella and Cadys Helene.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11:30am in the Piscataway Funeral home 18 Stelton Rd, Piscataway, NJ followed by a 12:30pm funeral mass at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Piscataway.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-5pm in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations in Maz’s name can be made to the 101st Airborne Division Association Screaming Eagles, Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe N.Y.- N.J Chapter, 2310 South Street, Toms River, NJ 08753