On Friday, December 7th, 2018, Dr. Robert P. Gannon, age 83, a long- time resident of Mt. Lebanon, passed away peacefully surrounded by his adoring family at Mercy Hospital. Born in Pittsburgh, Robert was the fifth of nine children born to Mabel and George Gannon. Bob is survived by his wife, Nancy (Flamman) Gannon, the love of his life and his inspiration over 60 years of marriage. He is also survived by his 6 children, 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; Mary Beth and husband Jon Allegretti, Mark and wife Marian, Kevin and wife Tapuwa, Sean and wife Mikey, Meghan and husband Todd Anderson, and Erin Francis Gannon; his grandchildren Kaitlyn, Colleen, Christopher and wife Bailey, Kelly and husband Deep, Elizabeth, Stephen and wife Katie, Maeve, Liam, Jake, Elle, Moira, Patrick and Brendan; and great-grandchildren Leo and Kavi; his sisters Patricia Voye, Joanne Pera and brother Don. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his siblings, George, Ed, Mary Stewart, Bill, and Kathleen Grabowski. Bob was a man of deep faith and an active volunteer serving both the Catholic Church and his community. He served on the Board of Directors of Mount Lebanon Community Endowment, and volunteered with Family Hospice, Catholic Charities Free Healthcare Center and coached golf in the Special Olympics. He was an avid skier, tennis player and golfer. He taught all six children and virtually all of his grandchildren how to ski and to share his love for the mountains. He was also a creative and accomplished woodworker, hand-crafting wonderful heirlooms that will remain in his family for generations. After graduating from Crafton High School in 1952, he attended Saint Vincent College, class of 1956, and Marquette University’s School of Medicine, graduating in 1958. He interned at Philadelphia General Hospital and did his residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the State University of New York in Syracuse from 1963-1966. He faithfully served his country as an officer of the United States Navy and began his private medical practice in Pittsburgh in 1966. Dr. Gannon served as Head of the Division of Obstetrics at Allegheny General Hospital, Head of the Division of Gynecology at Mercy Hospital and was Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He was an early pioneer in colposcopy for the treatment of cervical cancer and retired in 2000 with the honor of delivering well over 5,000 babies. Bob’s viewing will be held on at Laughlin Cremation & Funeral Tributes in Mt. Lebanon on Sunday, Dec. 9th from 1-4 pm, Monday, Dec 10th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and the Funeral Mass will take place on Tue. Dec 11th at 11:00 am at St. John Capistran Catholic Church, 1610 McMillan Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh, 2821 Sarah Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203,
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