Robert Emes Obituary, Death – Robert Isaac (Bob) Frey was born on November 15, 1931, and passed away on September 12, 2023. He was the son of the late Marian (Hance) Frey and Harry H. Frey. Robert Isaac (Bob) Frey was raised on the family farm in Carpentersville, New Jersey, where he also lived and worked. After completing his education in the one-room schoolhouse in Carpentersville.
He went on to graduate from Phillipsburg High School in 1949, where he was the student with the highest academic standing among boys in his class. Bob felt a deep sense of pride in having been married to the exceptionally intelligent and talented Gertrude “Trudy” (Griffin) Frey, who sadly died away on August 16, 2023. This past month. They were joint owners of the property that was referred to as Frey Hill Farms.
He was well-liked by a diverse group of people and had a wide variety of hobbies. For nearly seventy-five years, he worked as a farmer and milked cows as his primary occupation. His evenings were spent attending a variety of events held in the neighborhood. He served on the Pohatcong Environmental Commission, the Pohatcong Board of Adjustment, the PHS Vocational Advisory Committee.
The Warren County Solid Waste Advisory Board, the Warren County Agricultural Developmental Board, and the Warren County Board of Agriculture. He was also a co-founder of the Pohatcong Watershed Committee. Bob was also a member of the Pohatcong Township School Board for 27 years and the Warren County Planning Board for 30 years. During his tenure as Director of the New Jersey Farm Bureau, he held that position for 20 years.
In 1986, he was given the Warren County Soil Conservation Award, and the following year, Goodyear Corporation gave him the National Soil Conservation Award. In the year 2000, he was honored for his exemplary contributions to the agricultural community in Warren County. He had been a part of the Antique Automobile Club of America, both nationally and in the Lehigh Valley Region, for the past 60 years. He organized a lot of events for classic cars and published a column every month for the Lehigh Valley Chapter of that organization.