At Monday night's council meeting, Councilman Brian Toal discussed the passing of longtime Clark resident and owner of Robbie's Clark Camera shop, Robert Lerner.
"Robbie Lerner was a dear friend," said Toal. "He set up shop in 1970s and when technology changed, he went back to teaching. Robbie also helped set up the photos in Room 30 [in the municipal building], the history room, where the wall displays archival photos of town. He was one of our special people that passed away and we will miss a wonderful man who gave of himself to this community."
Lerner's obituary as posted on the Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home website:
Robert J. Lerner, 63, of Clark passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Funeral Service at the Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd., Clark, on Wednesday, April 18 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday from 5 - 8 pm.
Mr. Lerner was born in Brooklyn and has resided in Clark for 37 years. He graduated and received his Master's in Education from Brooklyn College.
Mr. Lerner was the Owner of Robbie's Clark Camera for 25 years. He was also a Health & Physical Education Teacher for the Elizabeth Board of Education.
Mr. Lerner was the beloved husband for 37 years, of Mrs. Dyan (Silver) Lerner and the devoted father of three wonderful daughters, Lindsey, Jessica and her fiancé Robert Kyle and Alexis and the dear son-in-law of Mrs. Phyllis Silver and the late Mr. Saul Silver.