Bob Scanlon (click for large)

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Scanlon family (click for large)


Robert Joseph Scanlon was born in Alliance, Ohio on September 15, 1931 and graduated from Alliance High School. On July 10,1950, shortly after the Korean War began, he enlisted in the Navy and eventually shipped out on the Sea Plan Tender, USS PINE. While aboard the Pine Island in 1951 he received orders to the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Bainbridge, MD and while there he received an appointment to the Naval Academy and became a Midshipman in July 1, 1952. (Pictured on the cover of Seventeen Magazine Nov 1954, he's on the far left here.)


He married Frances Audrey Velzis on October 25, 1958 in Baltimore. He left the Navy and then worked at the Naval Bureau of Ships until he retired in 1986. He has four children, Robert (1959) Patricia (1961) Michael (1963) and Mark (1965.)

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