Robert "Bob" Arnold Flaherty

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  • Name: Robert "Bob" Arnold Flaherty
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 8, 1939
  • Date of Death: February 12, 1999 (59 years old)
  • Parents: Robert Flaherty and Cecelia (Jones) Flaherty
  • High School and Class: 1957 - Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: SP4 (Specialist 4)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: 1958
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  • Date of Discharge: 1961
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  • Military Highlights:
    Robert joined the United States Army in 1958 and was discharged in 1961. He was stationed in Germany during the building of the Berlin Wall.

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  • Civilian Life:
    Bob was an employee of Grand Rapids Public Utilities for more than 36 years and worked maintenance at the waste water treatment plant.

    He was a member of Ponti Peterson Post 1720 VFW.

    Bob was married to Sharon St. Michael on September 15, 1962, in Grand Rapids.

    He was preceded in death by his parents.

    Survivors include his wife, Sharon; sons, Steven (Darcey) and Scott; a daughter, Dr. Sherrie Flaherty; and three grandchildren.

    Bob died at his home and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-C-01-20)

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