David Clarke Robertson, Sr.
HACKETTSTOWN – David Clarke Robertson, Sr., a beloved husband and father, passed away on December 25, 2022. He was 93.
David is survived by his loving and devoted wife Rosemary Robertson; his daughter Wendy (Stephen) Magennis, his son David C. (Lori) Robertson, Jr., his grandchildren Stephen Magennis, LTC Matthew (Kelby) Magennis USA, Meaghan (Paul) Caruso, and David C. Robertson III and his great grandchildren Mabel Magennis, Agnes Magennis, Ian Caruso and Callen Caruso. He is predeceased by his wife Joan who passed in 1994 after 44 years of marriage.
David was born November 30, 1929 in Jersey City, NJ to William Robertson, Jr. and Doris Campbell Clarke. He grew up in Verona, NJ. and was a graduate of Verona High School. Following graduation, David enlisted in the US Navy, serving from 1947 to 1951 with duty in USS Huntington (CL 107), under the command of then Captain Arleigh Burke, and USS Moale (DD 693). His service in the Navy provided him a lifetime of fond memories.
Following the Navy, David became a draftsman and in 1955 began a career as a Member of Technical Staff (MTS) with AT&T Bell Laboratories in Whippany, NJ. He retired from Bell Labs in 1989.
David was a resident of Hackettstown since 1962 and a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He was an avid sports fan and athlete. When his children were school aged, he coached town recreation youth baseball and football and served on the Hackettstown Recreation Committee. Later he played men’s hockey, softball, basketball and tennis. In tennis he was a member of a doubles team that won the 2002 US Tennis Association NJ state doubles championship in the Senior and Super-Senior Divisions.
David was also a prolific artist who enjoyed oil and acrylic painting for over 60 years. He was always willing to lend his expertise to community projects, and his painting of the Hackettstown Tiger remains in the high school gymnasium to this day. His artistic gift was passed along to his children and grandchildren, and his paintings adorn every family home.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 1:00 pm.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840. For those wishing to leave online condolence’s please visit, www.cochranfuneral.com