Robert W. St. John, Sr.
USAAC - WWII
Troy, NY - 01/06/2020
|Mission applies to the following Region(s):||Region 4, Region 5|
|About the Mission:||The family of Robert W. St. John, Sr. has requested Patriot Guard Rider participation in his military honors funeral services. Robert, 94, passed on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.
Born in Albany, Bob was educated in Albany Schools. Like many of his colleagues, he served in WWII when he was inducted into the United States Army Air Corps on 13 January 1944. He was trained as an Aerial Engineer/Gunner, and assigned to the 74th Bombardment Squadron, 6th Bombardment Group at Albrook Field, Panama. There he participated in anti-submarine warfare missions on a B-17 bomber. For his service, he was awarded the American Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal and Lapel Pin. He was honorably discharged on 7 March 1946 at the rank of Sergeant.
A talented florist, Bob worked at Sanbrook Wholesale Florist and owned a Flower Shop in Troy. His flexibility and gifts would later manifest themselves when he went on to work at Simons Machine and Tool as a licensed electrician. From this work experience, Robert went on to Continental Can Company as a Master Electrician.
Portions of the above narrative are contained in Bob's obituary, available for viewing online on the Bryce Funeral Home website by clicking HERE
|Primary Staging Date:||01/06/2020|
|Primary Staging Time:||08:30|
|AM or PM:||am|
|Staging Location:||Bryce Funeral Home
276 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
|Lead Ride Captain:||Bob Smith|
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|Special Information:||Staging at the funeral home with a dignified flag line for the arrival of family and guests. Church services to follow at 09:30 at Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 N Lake Ave, Troy, NY 12180. Intombment at St. Mary's Mausoleum, 79 Brunswick Rd, Troy, NY 12180 is scheduled for approximately 10:30 AM.|
|Submitted by:||Ray Sestak|