Roger Andre Molnar of Rumson passed away Jan. 22 with his wife, Jo Ann, by his side. Roger was born to Lucy and Andre Molnar in Brooklyn, New York. He was raised in Metuchen and graduated from Metuchen High School and Trenton State College. Roger had a prolific career in precious metals and commodities as division vice president of precious metals at Mitsubishi Corporation in New York, New York.
An avid athlete, Roger competed in baseball, tennis, and golf. He excelled in baseball, being scouted to play professionally. Roger enjoyed watching sports and cheering on his favorite teams – the New York Yankees and the Green Bay Packers. He loved spending time with his family, especially at home; playing board games, toss- ing the kids in the pool, riding bikes, kayaking, and going on excur- sions in his motor boats and 1968 Plymouth Fury. He especially beamed with pride when he listened to his son play the drums, and he watched his daughter dance.
Roger was a gregarious and kind person. His strength of character and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Jo Ann (Trovato) and his beloved children, Christian and Nicole. Roger is also survived by his sisters, Lucienne Hetzel of Metuchen, Andie Molnar of Port Charlotte, Florida, and Stephanie Molnar of Austin, Texas, his sister-in-law, Vera Klein of Boca Raton, Florida, as well as his nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 29 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 30 from 11:30 a.m. until the service begins at 1:30 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad Street, Red Bank.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made on behalf of Roger to the Rumson First Aid Squad, 1A Wilson Circle, Rumson, NJ 07760 or online at www.rumsonems.org and/or for the college fund set up for his children, Christian and Nicole, by making checks payable to JoAnn Molnar c/o PO Box 8097, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Condolences may be sent to the funeral home website at www.thompsonmemorial.net.
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