Robert Galbraith Cory

August 19, 1920January 9, 2014

Robert Galbraith Cory passed peacefully on January 9, 2014 at the age of 93. Robert was born in Chillicothe, Ohio on August 19, 1920 to Gladys Galbraith Cory and John Raymond Cory.

During Robert’s early years the family lived on a farm in Frankfort Ohio. They moved to the town of Madera Ohio for his primary years. At age thirteen the family then located to the Hyde Park area in Cincinnati, Ohio where he graduated from Withrow High School in 1938.

Robert worked for US Playing Card, Trail Mobile, and US Shoe Company before serving in the US Army. His service was from March 1943 until June 1946. During his service years he was in England, France, Belgium, the Nederlands, and Germany. He was with the 82nd Air borne division during the Battle of the Bulge. During his military service he received 2 bronze stars as a Rifle-Marksman; 2nd Class Gunner.

After serving his country Robert went to work for the Erie Lackawana Railroad. During this time he met and married Shirley Haslinger on June 16th, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio. After the wedding the job relocated Robert and Shirley to Iowa where they raised four daughters. In 1980 Robert retired from his full time job and entered into the real estate industry. He worked with Inman Realty in West Des Moines for 5 years before he decided to fully retire.

In 1985 Robert made the move to sunny Sun City West, Arizona. He enjoyed the weather as he was an avid golfer, tennis player, and swimmer. He was a regular at the RH Johnson facility where he swam his laps. He enjoyed traveling, especially cruises, all over the world. He was a member of Desert Palms Presbyterian Church of Sun City West as well.

Robert is predeceased by his wife, Shirley and daughter, Janet Modeen. He is survived by three daughters and their families; Sally Hamill (Patrick) of Sun City West, AZ; Patti Hansen (Richard) of Ames, Ia; Cory Huskins (Scott) of Silver Creek, GA; 11 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers please send donations in his name in the honor of Shirley Cory to CurePSP 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201 Timonium, MD 21093


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Peggy Goodman

January 18, 2014

Cory, and sisters, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad, Bob. I remember so clearly the stories that Cory and I shared about Bob and Tom (my dad,who has passed). He will be truly missed. You are all in my prayers and thoughts, peace and love, Peggy

January 11, 2014

Sally: I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I feel like I almost know Bob because of all the great stories you have shared with all of us. I know you will have all your family there to comfort you but please know that your friends here in Shawnee have you and Bill in our thoughts and prayers. Love always, Lynn