Robert Dugan Sr., 72, of Marlton, who retired in August 2001 as an Evesham Township police sergeant after 31 years on the force, died of kidney failure Monday, Aug. 25, at home.
Mr. Dugan grew up in West Philadelphia and graduated from St. Thomas More High School in 1960.
He served as a Navy clerk on a ship stationed off Cape Canaveral, Fla., that "would go out and recover" experimental missiles fired toward the Atlantic, his wife, Donna, said.
"They loved that part" of their duty, she said.
Mr. Dugan then worked in the Grays Ferry Yards of the Pennsylvania Railroad "for maybe six years" and after 1968 for its successor, the Penn Central.