Robert "Bob" Creighton, Jr.

Age: 83 of Haddonfield, NJ

February 25, 2024. of Haddonfield, NJ, age 83. Son of the late Robert Creighton, Sr. and Elizabeth (Mildred) Creighton (nee Rockwell). Beloved husband for 57 years of Judith (nee Coombs); loving father of Amy Creighton (David Searles) of Philadelphia, Alex Creighton (Patsy) of Chapel Hill, NC, and Jessica Winton (James) of Haddonfield; cherished grandfather of Marshall, Sophia, Brooks, Beckett, Sophie, Trevor, and Jameson; dear brother of Nancy Elliott, Elizabeth Constantino, Lois Creighton, and the late Janet Carpenter; and treasured uncle of many nieces and nephews.

A native of Garden City, NY, Bob was a 1962 graduate of Colgate University where he played soccer, and he earned his MBA at Columbia University in 1967. During 1962-1965, he served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Little Rock during the Cuban Missile Crisis and teaching calculus, ending his service as a lieutenant. He worked most of his career at Breyers Ice Cream in Philadelphia, retiring in 1992 as dairy division president at Kraft Foods. He fully enjoyed a long retirement, with a particular fondness for his Figure Eight Island beach house and serving on the board at Tavistock Country Club where he was the men’s senior club champion in 1998 and 2002 and was in charge of the course renovation in 2007 & 2008.  He took immense pleasure in financial planning, portfolio management, and helping others. Bob also was one of the Haddonfield Soccer Club founders, youth soccer coach, Philadelphia Futures mentor, American Liver Foundation chapter president, and Union League of Philadelphia member.

The world lost a true gentleman, who will be remembered for his sense of humor, quick wit, kindness, loyal friendship, and quiet dignity. He loved playing golf, all dogs, ice cream, every Philadelphia sports team, Alex’s UNC Tarheels, great scotch, dancing, wearing funny hats; and most of all, spending time with his grandchildren. Words cannot describe how deeply he will be missed.

Bob’s family will receive friends on Saturday, March 30th, 10-11:45 AM at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ. Internment, private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Bob may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association.