Robert Garlinghouse

Robert L. Garlinghouse

1922 - 2007

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Robert L. Garlinghouse

Robert L. Garlinghouse, 85, of Rome, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2007 at University Hospital, Syracuse. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., on March 20, 1922, a son of the late Frederick L. and Gertrude Verhyn Garlinghouse. He was a graduate of Ithaca College. Mr. Garlinghouse served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War. On June 6, 1949, he married Jean DeLutis in St. John the Baptist Church. Mr. Garlinghouse retired from the Rome City School District. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, V.F.W. Post #2246, H.P. Smith Post #24 American Legion, the New York State Teachers Association, South Rome Senior Citizens Center, AARP and YMCA.

Surviving besides his wife Jean, are a son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Jodawn Garlinghouse, Mass., a daughter, Beth Ann Shelton, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Kelly Lynn Garlinghouse, Matthew Garlinghouse and Madison Garlinghouse. Also surviving are sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Peggy Cudilo, New Hartford, Dorothy Kopchik, Scottsdale, Ariz., Elaine Kowalsky, New Hartford, and Ann and Bob Nicholson, Rome; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Harvey Steinberg, Syracuse. He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Mark Shelton.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church where friends are invited to attend. Burial will be held in St. Johns Cemetery. Friends may call at the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, Inc., 218 W. Court St., on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Sarah House, 100 Roberts Ave., Syracuse, N.Y. 13207, or St. John the Baptist Parish Memorial Fund, 210 E. Dominick St., Rome, N.Y. 13440.

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