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 Robert M. Flanagan
January 6, 1913 - September 30, 2006 

Kelley and Spalding Funeral Home
Highland Park, IL

Holy Cross Catholic Church
Deerfield, IL

Standing Tall Charitable Foundation




 Bendix Aviation Rotron Fairchild Amerace

Robert M. Flanagan, prolific inventor, accomplished engineer, died September 30, 2006, at the age of 93. As a Senior Executive at Bendix Aviation, Fairchild Engineering, Roton Manufacturing and Amerace Corp., Mr. Flanagan developed and holds 45 patents in Aircraft, Commercial Equipment and Highway Safety Industries. Major accomplishments include the development of Snowplowable Highway Markers and B52 aircraft.

He is survived by Eunice, his beloved wife of 66 years; his children, John (Julie), Sharon, nee Cook, Richard (Candee), and his brother David (Laura); cherished grandfather of Christine, Kelly, Kim, Krista, Sean, John and Kate; adored great-grandfather of Robert, Erika, Vincent, and Chloe; preceded in death by his daughter, Mary. He will be missed by many.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, from 4 to 9 p.m. at Kelley and Spalding Funeral Home, 1787 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, IL. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2006, at Holy Cross Church, 724 Elder Lane, Deerfield, IL. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Executive Director, Rev. John P. Smyth, Standing Tall Charitable Foundation, 1100 N. River Rd., Des Plaines, IL. 60016.For info. or direction please call Kelley and Spalding Funeral Home, at 847-831-4260 or

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