The family of Robert S. Svercauski, announces with deep sadness his peaceful passing on Sunday, January 10, 2021. Born in Jersey City, he resided most of his life in Bayonne.
Prior to his retirement in 2013, Robert began his 25 year career as a Police officer with the City of Bayonne where he was known for his outstanding leadership and unfailing loyalty to serving the citizens of Bayonne.
An avid outdoorsman, Robert was a member of the Robbins Reef Yacht Club in Bayonne where he indulged in his passion for boating and fishing. From vacations with his family to Disneyworld to his longtime interest in vintage cars, Robert’s zest for life kept him active and vigorous. He will be remembered as a man of integrity who had a deep and abiding love for his family. And if you were lucky enough to call him a friend, what you saw was a truly genuine person who considered you to be like family to him.
Robert was predeceased by his parents, John and Patricia (nee: James) Svercauski, and his mother-in-law, Midge Cassidy. Left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife, Jacquelyn (nee: Cassidy), daughter, Robyn and her fiancé, Wesley Williams, daughter, Cassidy, two brothers, John and wife Barbara, and Richard and his longtime companion Marie Czok, nieces and nephews, Michele, Bryan and his wife Molly, Ian, Evan, and great-nephew, Hudson Svercauski, his father-in-law, Jack Cassidy, his brother-in-law, Ronald Cassidy and wife Renee.
A walk through visitation will be held at the Dworzanski & Son Funeral Home on Thursday, January 14, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. A funeral mass in Robert’s honor will be offered on Friday, January 15, at 10:30 am from the Parish of St. John Paul II at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, officiated by Fr. Lukasz Kleczka. A private entombment will follow at Holy Cross Mausoleum, North Arlington, NJ.
The funeral home occupancy will be limited to 25 people at a time to adhere to safety protocols. It is respectfully asked that visitors wear a face covering and maintain social distance during visitation hours. There will be a hands-free sanitizing station at the front door entrance.
In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to the American Diabetes Association/American Kidney Fund.
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.