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Robert W. Burnett

March 29, 1932 - April 17, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Loved to travel


Service Date: November 14, 2020

In Lieu of Flowers:

Obituaries » Robert W. Burnett

Robert W. Burnett a long time of resident East Hanover, New Jersey passed away on April 17, 2020 at Morristown Medical Center. He was 88.

He was born in East Orange, New Jersey, he later moved to Verona where he grew up and went to Verona High School.

Robert was married to his wife Janet on December 27, 1954 in Verona, New Jersey.

He served his country proudly during the Korean War with the United States Air Force in 1952 until being honorably discharged in 1956.

They traveled a lot and that’s how they got interested in country music. They took many trips to Nashville, Tennessee.

Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years Janet (nee-Zimmerman); his son David; his daughters; Diane Keohane and her husband Dennis; and Jill Burnett and her husband Guy; his Brother: William and his wife Claire; and his three grandchildren Kevin, Lindsay and Amy; his great-grandchild Natalie.

Bob passed away after being sick with COVID.

A Memorial Service will be held 10am on Saturday November 14, 2020 at the First Presbyterian Church of Whippany 494 Route 10 Whippany. Arrangements are under the direction of the Par-Troy Funeral Home 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany. (973)887-3235 or visit us

Following current Covid-19 guidelines, masks and social distancing are required at both the viewing and funeral service. The family acknowledges and understands that many are still uncomfortable to attend public gatherings and will be unable to attend the visitation. We ask that you keep the family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.