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Friday, January 23, 2015

Richard M. Shannon, 94, of 667 West Washington Street, Bradford, PA

WWII Army Vet
Richard M. Shannon, 94, of 667 West Washington Street, Bradford, PA passed away Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

Born September 20, 1920 in Bear Lake, he was a son of the late Clement and Clara (Crosby) Shannon.

On February 17, 1942 in Abilene, TX, he married Helen V. (Erickson) Shannon.

Mr. Shannon was a 1938 graduate of Falconer, NY High School. He began his working career at a Kendall Service Station in Jamestown.

In December of 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the 12th Armored Division during World War II. He was honorably discharged in December of 1945.

After his military service, he returned to Jamestown and resumed working for Kendall. He moved to Bradford in 1959 and worked in various positions at Kendall, retiring as the Bradford/Buffalo Branch Manager in 1983.

He was a member of the Quarter Century Club.

Richard is survived by two daughters, Diane (John) Hummel, of Bradford and Beth (Ronald) Seech, of Mercer; three grandchildren, Blake Marquardt, Lori Baldy and Christopher Hummel and one great grandchild, Maya Hummel. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers Paul, Melvin and Robert Shannon.

There will be no public visitation and funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Lakewood, NY. Memorials, if desired, may be made to charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

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