Robert J Whalen

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  • "RIP.Old friend"
    - Paul Areson
  • "Rest in Peace Robert we love you love Donald and Pat Whalen"
    - patricia whalen
  • "All my love ❤"
    - Melanie Taylor
  • "Jenn my sincere condolences in the loss of Robert Melinda"
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Robert J. Whalen, 78, passed away peacefully Feb. 24, 2018, at his home in Dunnellon after a long illness.
He was born to Donald and Loretta (Callahan) Whalen in Queens, N.Y.
He leaves behind his life partner of 22 years, Jeannette Lefrancois; one son, Rob Whalen; two daughters, Alyssa Cabrera and Suzanne Whalen; two brothers, Glenn and Donald Whalen and their spouses, Ronnie and Pat Whalen; four sisters, Gwenyth Manger, Ronnie Wolf, Lorraine Reichard and Jean Holt and spouse, Tom; two grandchildren, Vincent and Dominic Cabrera; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He joins his parents as well as Rob's mother, Frances (Skippon) Whalen and his niece, Bridgette Wolf Weiss, in Heaven.
Robert was a lifelong landscape designer in New York and Florida. He also spent five years working in nursing services at ORMC in Ocala. He remained an avid gardener and talented bonsai creator in retirement.
He was a wonderful cook, loved telling a good joke and often enjoyed sharing his beautiful voice at Karaoke.
He was loved my many and will be deeply missed.
Memorial service will be announced at a later date convenient for all.
Donations are welcome at any Alzheimer research organization and to Hospice of Marion County.
Funeral Home
Roberts Funeral Home And Crematory Of Dunnellon Inc
19939 E Pennsylvania Ave
Dunnellon, FL 34432
(352) 489-2429
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Published in Riverland News on Mar. 9, 2018