Robert Kolker, 88, of Clark died Dec. 30, 2019. Born in Newark and raised in Elizabeth, he was a longtime resident of Westfield before moving to Clark in 2016.
While his professional field was in chemistry, Mr. Kolker spent many years as the owner of Kolker’s Toy Store in Elizabeth.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in Korea.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elaine (Unger); his daughter, Jane (Dan) Jylkka of Wethersfield, Conn.; two sons, Glenn (Mariel) of Chatham and Joel (Anne Sheerin) of Falls Church, Va.; a sister, Harriet Warner of Somerset; and eight grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 2 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah, Clark; or Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, Elizabeth.