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PANKHURST, Robert G.

PANKHURST - Robert G. Of Cascade, MI, suddenly, July 22, 2013. Born August 31, 1922 to Albert George Pankhurst and Martha Wiggins in Toronto, Canada. His family immigrated to Buffalo, NY, where Bob met and eventually married his high school sweetheart Marietta Petix. The couple was married 63 years until Marietta's death in 2007. A graduate of the University of Buffalo, Mr. Pankhurst worked at Union Carbide's Linde Division until his retirement in 1990. He was a decorated WWII veteran, serving in both the European and Asian theaters. Mr. Pankhurst is survived by his sister Marion Pankhurst of Grand Rapids, MI; children: Robert Pankhurst of Grand Rapids and Susan (William) Wheadon of Cedar, MI; grandchildren: Laura Havey (Todd) of Ada, MI, Carrie Wheadon (Michael Lauren) of Portland, OR, Molly Wheadon of Grand Rapids, Christina White and Lauren Collins of Florida; great-grandchildren Josephine and Sophia Ness; Nathan Lauren and David Ziegler. Donations can be made to the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Arrangements by O'Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst
Funeral Home, Grand Rapids, MI; www.gerstfuneralhomes.com

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