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Robert J. Shanahan

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SHANAHAN, Robert J., 80, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020. Robert was born October 25, 1940 to Ruth J. (Davis) and John H. Shanahan. He was a 1960 graduate of Catholic Central High School and immediately joined the Marine Corps. He served from 1960 to 1964 and an additional 2 years in the Marine Corps Reserves. He spent time in Okinawa and was sent to Guantanamo Bay during the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Bob was a proud Marine and he & his wife Mary traveled all over the country to Marine Corps reunions. He was a lifelong member of St. Raphael Church, retired from Navistar and was a member of VFW, Union Club, Machinists and Eagles. He is survived by his four-legged best friend, Baby; 5 siblings, Ruth Ann Kudlauskas, Terrence (Debbie) Shanahan, Margaret (Roger) Weeks, Kathleen (James) Leonard and Patricia Parker; many nieces and nephews; and 3 step daughters, Wanda Austin, Joan Murray and Mary Alice (Mike) Wilson. He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Charlotte and Mary; his brother John; and brother-in-law, Hobart Parker. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to St. Raphael Church, 225 E. High St., Springfield, OH. 45505. Arrangements by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.
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Back in the 50s' Bob and I were frequently paired together alter boys for early Mass at St. Raphael Church. After Mass we would go to Shulers Bakery for donuts. Great memories. Rest in Peace Bobby.

- Daniel Routzahn, Tuesday November 3rd, 2020

Margaret, Patty & family so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

- Mary O'Brien, Sunday November 1st, 2020

I remember Bob in high school as being hard - nosed guy who despite his small size took no umbrage from anyone. He was destined to become a marine. I remember in particular marine union at the Alamo in San Antonio. I was Gene Hilbert’s guest . We all set at the same table. I also recall the last time we broke bread. It was at Gene’s wake in Springfield. Rest In Peace classmate & friend. My condolences to the family, George Bianchi

- George Bianchi , Sunday November 1st, 2020

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