HMCS Robert Wichalonis, USCG (Ret)

WICHALONIS, Robert "Bob", age 73 of Marietta, Georgia passed away Saturday November 13, 2010. Bob was born in Mahanoy City, Pa. and lived a full life, serving 4 years in the Navy followed by 18 years in the Coast Guard.

He was a devoted fan of the Atlanta Hawks, a proud member of The Catholic Church of St. Ann and an avid outdoorsman throughout his life.

He is survived by his wife Mary, daughter Lisa Wichalonis (Raleigh, NC), son Gerard (Cumming, Ga.), daughter-in-law Kimberly, three grandchildren Karoline, Mary-Kate and Nicholas, and his sister Mildred Anthony (Frackville, Pa).

A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 10:30 am at The Catholic Church of St. Ann in Marietta, Ga. Burial will follow at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, November 16 from 6:30-8:00pm at H.M. Patterson & Son Canton Hill Funeral Home in Marietta.

as published The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on November 15, 2010

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