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Robert G. Donnigan

AGE: 84 • Claymont

Robert G. "Big Bob" Donnigan passed away peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2016.

He was born in Buffalo, NY to the late Gilbert and Doris Donnigan. Bob graduated from Wilmington HS in 1951 and attended Goldey-Beacom College. He served his country proudly in the US Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of the Delaware Air National Guard. Bob worked for the Gulf Oil Corp. for 24 years and retired as a control operator in 1983. He then began his second career on the security staff at the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, retiring in 1997. Bob was a member of Granite Corinthian Lodge, #34, A.F.&A.M., for 63 years where he was a Master Mason and a 33 degree Mason. He was also an associate member of the Shield and Square Club of Delaware. Bob liked to garden, go to Atlantic City and with his wife Elsie, travel across the US.

He is survived by his wife, of almost 60 years, Elsie M.; 2 children, John (Deborah) of Claymont and Lynn Armstrong (Tim) of Wilmington; 1 grandson, Timmy Armstrong; a sister, Jean Gach of NC. Robert is also preceded in death by a grandson, Tommy Armstrong.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, May 5, from 6-8pm at the United Methodist Church of the Atonement, 3519 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703, where also a Masonic service will be at 7pm. On Friday, May 6, at 11 am, a funeral service will be held at the church. Burial will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob's name to the United Methodist Church of the Atonement or Compassionate Care Hospice, 248 East Chestnut Hill Rd., Suite 4, Newark, DE 19713.

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Published in The News Journal from May 2 to May 4, 2016
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