Robert Joseph Rutnik 43, died Jan. 19, 2011, at his home.
He was born in Belleville, N.J., and lived in Vero Beach since 2004, coming from Nutley, N.J.
He was of the Catholic faith and a member of the Knights of Columbus in New Jersey.
Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Beth Rutnik, of Vero Beach; parents, Pat and Bill Rutnik, of Ft. Pierce; brother, Richard Rutnik, of Nutley, N.J.; and goddaughter, Victoria Rutnik.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County, 6230 77th St., Vero Beach, FL 32967.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home in Vero Beach with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
A guestbook is available at www.seawindsfh.com/obituaries.php