Donald E. Robertson, 82, of Chatham, New Jersey passed away on Friday, November 8, 2013 at his home.
Donald was born on March 12, 1931 in Summit, New Jersey. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George and Lillian (nee Holland) Robertson.
Donald grew up in Millburn, New Jersey. He was a graduate of Millburn High School, Millburn, NJ, class of 1949 and graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, class of 1953.
He enlisted and spent two years in the Army, stationed in Fort Hood, Texas (1953-1955). Donald married June Walker Robertson on August 28, 1954. He was a Regional Sales Manager with Johnson & Johnson for 33 years. He was a recipient of 7 President Cup Awards which was an award given for the top sales manager. He loved sports and played football, basketball, track, and golf in high school. He also played football, basketball, and golf in college. He was inducted into the Millburn High School Athletic Hall of Fame, after his scholastic athletic career ended he loved to play golf, paddle tennis, and tennis.
He was a longtime member of Mendham, Golf and Tennis Club, in Mendham, NJ, The Noe Pond Club in Chatham, NJ and Minisink Swim Club in Chatham NJ. He was a volunteer for the Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Program, Morristown, NJ.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, June Walker Robertson. He was a devoted father of three children, son, James Robertson, daughter, Patricia Conlin and her husband John, and son, Gregory Robertson and his wife Lisa. He was the loving grandfather to five grandchildren: Emily, Christopher, Nathan, Patrick and Morgan. He was predeceased by two sisters, Jean d’Esterhazy and Nancy Hyer.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Wm. A. Bradley and Son, 345 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave. 7th Floor, New York or website: www.alzfdn.org. For further information, or to send the family a condolence, please visit, www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com.