May 24, 1949 – Dec 30, 2018 ...
Robert Esposito of Belle Mead died Sunday, Dec 30, after a two-year battle with leukemia — which he fought with bravery, pride, and with the extraordinary love of his family.
A 1967 graduate of Bridgewater-Raritan West, and the University of South Carolina in 1971, Bob spent the last 45 years welcoming friends, family, regulars, and complete strangers into the front door of Espo’s Restaurant on Second Street in Raritan.
The food, the drinks, the atmosphere, the volume, and the laughter were all a direct reflection of Bob. The restaurant will always hold a special place in so many people’s hearts - but not nearly as many as the man does.
If you were fortunate enough to know Bob, you are better for it. He was selfless and he was kind. His absence will be mourned by many for a long time, but his life will be celebrated and appreciated by his true friends and family forever.
Bob is survived by his beloved wife Karen; daughter Taryn; son Bryan; sister Carol; son and daughter-in law Rich and Courtney; and grandchildren: Payton, Margaret, Alexander, and Elizabeth – all of whom he cherished with great pride. ■