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Robert "Bob" J. DeinishSeptember 11, 1926
Robert (Bob) J. Deinish of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania and formerly of Bozman and Ellicott City, Maryland died peacefully on Thursday morning, January 11, 2018. He was 91 years old. Bob was born on September 11, 1926 in New York City and was the son of the late Joseph L. Deinish and the late Katherine M. (Viebrock) Deinish.
Bob served his country in WW II as a member of the 7th Infantry Division (Hourglass) in the Pacific Theater where he took part in the Okinawa campaign. He received the Combat Infantry Badge and was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroic actions. As a member of the Army Reserve, Bob was recalled during the Korean War and served as an instructor in the Armored School of Ft. Knox, KY.
After graduating from Johns Hopkins University, Bob spent his entire career working for Westinghouse Electric Corporation. He was a Master Freemason with Howard Lodge 101 and a Boumi Temple Shriner since 1955.
In 1956 Bob married the late Dorothy Katherine Ross to whom he was married until her passing in 1985. They lived in Ellicott City, Maryland raising 3 sons.
In 1988, Bob married the late Woody Shirley. They lived in both Bozman, Maryland and Kennett Square, Pennsylvania until her passing in 2015.
Bob is survived by his three sons Jim, Gary (Donna), Bruce (Michele); his step son Jim Shirley, his step daughters Margaret Shirley Hein (Rick) and Nancy Shirley Imbalzano (John); and his nine grandchildren: Scott Deinish; Jim IV, Kyle, and Katherine Shirley; Andrew and Robert Imbalzano; William, Elizabeth, and Lauren Hein. Bob was predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Given and her husband John.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, 401 North Union Street, Kennett Square. A viewing will be at the church from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Burial with United States Army honors will be private in Meadowridge Memorial Park, in Elkridge, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bob's memory may be sent to: Zearfoss Fund, c/o Kendal-Crosslands Communities, P.O. Box 100, Kennett Square, PA 19348 -or- Talbot Hospice 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, MD 21601.