Robert Shields

Robert P. Shields

1932 - 2011

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Robert P. Shields Elmira: Age 78, passed away, Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the Bath VA Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family, after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Bob was born in Elmira on July 17, 1932, son of the late Peter W. and Katherine (Creighton) Shields. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Patricia Kane Shields. Together they raised five children; Ellen S. Piasecki and husband Joseph of Myrtle Beach SC with children Nick and Emily Samuels and Olivia Piasecki; Martin A. Shields of Omaha NE with children Jarrett and Amber Shields; Kristen M. Osburn and husband Edward of Elmira with children Casey, Eddie and Allison Osburn; Joseph P. Shields and wife Lauren of San Diego CA with expectant son Hudson due in two weeks; Bridget S. Nugent and husband Neil of Elmira with children Joseph, Luke and Ellie Nugent; great grandson Emery Shields; brothers and sister-in-law, Peter and Mary Shields of Wellsville NY, Jack and Terry Shields of Horseheads; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister Margaret Betts. Bob was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War. He retired from Hardinge Inc. After retirement, Bob stayed active volunteering for nine years with Meals on Wheels and helped build seven homes for Habitat for Humanity. Bob was a devout Catholic. His greatest pride and joy was the time spent with family. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut St., on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. In recognition of Bob's service with the Navy, military honors will be accorded at the end of the funeral mass. Bob's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the second floor staff of the Community Living Center at the Bath VA Medical Center whose love and support over the last three years will never be forgotten. Donations in Bob's memory may be directed to Bath CLC 2 Fund, 76 Veterans Ave, Bath VA Medical Center, Bath NY 14810.
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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W. Water St.
Elmira, New York, United States