Robert "Red" Felix, 85, of Totowa passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 12, 2020. Born in Jamaica, Queens and raised in North Haledon, Robert has been a Totowa resident for 58 years. As a teenager, he was a stock clerk for Meyer Brothers in Paterson where he met his future wife Sonia, an elevator operator. They married and together they raised their loving family. Robert proudly served his country aboard the Navy Minesweeper USS Herald, stationed in the Mediterranean Sea. He was a career truck driver for many years with Hemingway Transport, and later for Red Star Trucking. He enjoyed fishing, camping, driving, fixing anything and everything, and spending time with his family. He was a member of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Wayne.
Robert was pre-deceased by his parents Paul and Frieda (Schmidt) Felix, his wife of 49 years Sonia (Smarsh), and brothers Paul and Clifford Felix. He is survived by his son David of Rutherford, daughters Cheryl (Carlo) Spinella of Totowa, and Susan (Joe) Addesso of Kinnelon, his sister Dorothy (Ernie) Bagehorn of Wanaque, his grandchildren Erica (James) Morrison, Douglas (Alexandria) Spinella, Brandon Spinella, Chelsie Addesso, and Kaitlyn Addesso, as well as his cherished great grandchildren Theodore and Rosie Morrison. He also leaves behind his nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors, and his many friends.
Due to the current health emergency, funeral services are private. A Memorial Celebration of his Life will take place in the future. In lieu of flowers, donations to the following charities may be made in his memory:
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation: 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306 or https://tunnel2towers.org
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial Giving: 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org