BLOOMINGDALE — Services were held for Robert Shannon, 85, of Hawthorne, who died on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. He was the father of Robert of this community.
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Born in Prospect Park, Mr. Shannon was raised in Midland Park and moved to Hawthorne in 1958. He was a truck driver and dispatcher for A-P-A Trucking, North Bergen. Also, he served as a fireman for more than 50 years and held offices at the state, county, and local levels including assistant chief of Hawthorne Fire Company No. 1, executive member of the North Jersey Fire Association, sergeant at arms of the New Jersey State Firemen's Convention, and secretary of state of the New Jersey State Firemen's Exempt Association.
Services were Saturday at the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, Hawthorne, followed by interment at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Project Ladybug, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, 703 Main St., Paterson, NJ 07503.
Mr. Shannon also is survived by his daughter, Marilyn Galluccio of Hawthorne; and three grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, the former Josephine Emma; and his brothers, William and Herbert.
Published in Suburban Trends on Nov. 30, 2012