Public Works Employee Robert Tobias Dies After Losing Battle to Cancer

Department of Public Works employee Robert Tobias died this morning after losing a battle to cancer, officials confirm to TLS. Tobias, also known as ‘Cardboard Bob’, was employed as a driver in the Recycling Department since 1997, officials say.

“Cardboard Bob was a very hard worker,” says Mayor Albert Akerman. “We need more like him.”

Deputy Mayor Steven Langert says Cardboard Bob will be missed.

“Cardboard Bob was a wonderful person and great employee,” says Deputy Mayor Langert. “It’s a big loss for Lakewood.”

“It’s a tragedy,” says DPW Liaison Township Committeeman Ray Coles. “He was a dedicated employee for a long time. Our thoughts go out to his family and co-workers.”

He was 57, and he began working with the DPW on 5/7/1997.  TLS-464.

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  1. Bob will be missed very much by our family. His 9 year old nephew Michael thought the sun rose and set with him….he will deeply miss his “Buddy”.

  2. Thank goodness for memories. I’ll always have them of Bobby. So glad to know he has so many friends. His laugh will be missed by his family. R.I.P. Bobby

  3. R-I-P Bob-O you were fun to work with …. And now that you’ve made it to the team of Angels maybe you can work a small miracle for our Mets !!! My condolences go out to all of Bob’s Family

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