Robert H. Amon

June 9, 2023
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On Friday, June 9, 2023, Robert “Bob” Amon peacefully passed away at the age of 87. 


Bob was born on August 22, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Austrian immigrant Ernest Amon & Catherine (Dungan). He grew up in Somerdale, New Jersey with his three sisters, Linda, Elizabeth, and Laura.

Bob left school at a young age and got started in the sheet rocking business, taking jobs throughout New Jersey. Working on the barrier islands, and places like Tuckerton Beach and Mystic Island, Bob recognized the demand for marine construction and house raising services. He established a successful house raising, pile driving, and marine construction business, known today as Amon Construction. Bob was known throughout town for his rugged personality and steadfast work ethic. His reputation preceded him, he did things his way, and left no room for negotiation. 

Bob was never the type to sit still; when he wasn’t working, he filled his days with as much action and activity as possible. Bob spent several summers racing speed boats at various tournaments in New Jersey, until a horrible accident landed him with a broken leg. Although that didn’t stop him from going to work every day (even in a cast), he decided he would stick to land activities from then on. 


In the 70s, Bob was the activity director of “Sunshine Park”, a nudist camp on the Egg Harbor River in Mays Landing. He has pictures and stories that would make anyone blush… and we’ll leave it at that. 


Bob was a lifelong big game hunter and outdoorsman, having multiple “once-in-a-lifetime” experiences across the globe; he reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, faced-off with a lion in Botswana (Bob won), rode a hot air balloon over the Masai Mara in Kenya, climbed the Pyramids of Giza, dog-sledded in Alaska, and witnessed Aurora Borealis at the North Pole. He went hunting for polar bear, beluga whale, black bear, and muskox in Canada, waterfowl in Argentina, red stag in New Zealand, mule deer in the Sonora Desert, water buffalo in Australia, as well as elephant, lion, zebra, hippopotamus, white rhinoceros, giraffe, leopard, crocodile, Cape buffalo, and all the native plain game in Africa.

He also enjoyed countless domestic trips including hunting out of a helicopter in Texas, and various hunts in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North and South Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and his annual trip to Kansas with Billy. 


In addition to his passion for hunting, Bob was a patron of the Surflight Theatre, he enjoyed cruising around town in his Geo Tracker, local dining, shooting guns in his backyard, riding four-wheelers through the Pine Barrens, tending to his heard of pet deer, riding around with Billy doing estimates, driving test poles, checking on job sites, and enjoying an ice cold Bud Heavy after a long day's work. 


Robert is survived by his wife, Karren, his son Bill Amon (Emily) and his four daughters Maureen Weaver (Steve), Debra Brewster (Bill), Janet Amon (Gil Figueroa), and Dianne Amon, his great-grandson John Jacobs and numerous other nieces, nephews, grand and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Robert’s name to the World Wildlife Fund.

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June 24, 2023

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