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Robert "Bob," age 85, of Hawthorne, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Born in Prospect Park, Robert was raised in Midland Park and moved to Hawthorne in 1958. He worked as a truck driver and a truck dispatcher for A-P-A Trucking in North Bergen. Robert was a devoted fireman for over 50 years, serving in positions at the state, county and local levels including Ex-Asst Chief of Hawthorne Fire Company No. 1, Executive Member of the North Jersey Fire Association, Sergeant-at-Arms at the NJ State Fireman's Convention and Secretary of the NJ State Fireman's Exempt Association. Robert was the beloved husband of the late Josephine (nee Emma) Shannon (2002). Loving father of Robert Shannon, Jr. and his wife Leslie of Bloomingdale and Marilyn Galluccio and her husband Angelo of Manahawkin, formerly of Hawthorne. Dear grandfather of Michael Galluccio of Morristown, Angela Tafuri and her husband Christopher of Hawthorne and Anthony Galluccio of Manahawkin. Dearest brother-in-law of Frank Emma and his wife Gloria of Woodland Park and Lillian Emma of Totowa. Robert was predeceased by his brothers William Shannon (2012) and Herbert Shannon (2003) and his sister-in-law Rita Shannon (2009). Funeral service 10:30 AM Saturday at Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne, NJ. Interment to follow in Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Project Ladybug, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, 703 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07503. (www.browningforshay.com)
Browning-Forshay Funeral Home
557 Lafayette Ave. Hawthorne, NJ 07507
Published in The Record on Nov. 29, 2012