A lifelong resident of Lambertville, Nick was a member of St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church. He was a member of the Young Men’s Athletic Club, and had worked as an electrician and plumber for Cioppi Contractors. Nick served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.
Nick will be remembered by many for his walks through Lambertville and spending time sitting on the benches on Bridge and Union streets. A very kind and caring person, Nick had many health challenges over the years, but his Christian faith gave him the strength to endure.
Son of the late Louis and Rose Santilla Monteverde, he is survived by his nieces and nephews, Linda Jesunas and her husband Bill, Dominic Nanni and his wife Lynn, Karen Monteverde, Jim Monteverde Terry Ringer and her husband Gene, Anna Dime and her husband John.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at the Garefino Funeral Home in Lambertville. Burial will follow, with United States Marine Corps Military Honors, at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Bob graduated from New Hope-Solebury High School and proudly went on to serve in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. Following the U.S. Navy, he worked as an Engineering Aide/Inspector for the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission for 26 years. After his retirement, he volunteered for 23 years at Doylestown Hospital as a Patient Transporter, where he recently hit 9,000 volunteer hours. Bob was also a long time member of the New Hope Eagle Fire Company.
Throughout the years, Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman. In 1974, he reeled in a world record whitefish at 13 lbs., 32 ¼” on Great Bear Lake in the North West Territories of Canada. He enjoyed many years of pitching in a local softball league, and more recently flying his airplanes as a member of the Buc-Le Aero Sportsmen Club and Warminster Glenside R/C Club.
Bob is survived by his dear sister Kay Young (Stockton, N.J.), his niece Wanda Foy (Newtown), Great-Niece Ariel Zicuis and her husband Paul (Doylestown) and great-nephew Cody Foy (Newtown). His older brother Howard, Jr. (Tootie) and brother in-law Bill Young are deceased.
A memorial service will be held in Bob’s honor for family and friends on Thursday, April 6, from 6–8 p.m. at the New Hope Eagle Fire Company. Donations may be made in Bob’s name to the New Hope Eagle Fire Company or the Doylestown Hospital.
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