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Singer/songwriter Bobby Caldwell dies at 71

GREAT MEADOWS, NJ (Warren County) – Robert H. Caldwell “Bobby”, singer and songwriter who had a major hit in 1978 with “What You Won’t Do for Love,” died March 14 at his home in Great Meadows. He was 71.

Bobby was born August 15, 1951 in New York, NY to the late Robert and Carolyn (Hunter) Caldwell. In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by a son, Jude Caldwell, according to his obituary.

Bobby was a singer and songwriter best known for his hit single, “What You Won’t Do for Love.”  He has penned hit songs for a number of prominent artists in the R&B, POP and Rap genre.

Bobby has cherished his fans in the United States, Japan and throughout the globe.

He is survived by his devoted wife Mary Beth (Roche) Caldwell, his loving daughters, Lauren Cromer and husband Charles, Tessa Chapman and Husband Daniel and step-daughter, Katherine “Katie” Moriarty, a sister, Lisa Caldwell and two grandsons, Tucker Chapman and Jack Cromer.

Visitation will be Monday, March 20 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Cochran Funeral Home, located at 905 High Street, Hackettstown.

Burial will be private.

Donations may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 in memory of Bobby Caldwell.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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