Robert E. Corrigan

Robert E. Corrigan, retired accountant and lifelong resident of Seattle and Bellevue, died peacefully on March 23, 2012. He was 87.  Bob graduated from Seattle Prep and the University of Washington.   As a child, Bob enjoyed several family traditions – his father preparing Thanksgiving turkey on the coal stove; walking to Pike Place market with his aunt, and riding streetcars all around Seattle.  Bob served in the US Army in WWII, stationed in the Philippines and Okinawa, earning a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Philippine Liberation Medal.  On Jun 29, 1950, he married Maryan Shaw and together they raised 5 daughters. Family was the joy of his life.  Bob loved reading and had a lifelong passion for learning.  Bob also enjoyed gardening and could always be seen tending to his yard on warm summer days.  Bob is survived by Maryan, his wife of 61 years; 5 daughters – Katie, Pat, Janet, Barb, and Mo; 4 sons-in-law, and 8 grandchildren.  A private funeral mass was held at St. Louise Church with internment at Calvary Cemetery in Seattle.


Remembrances may be made in Bob’s name to educational scholarships of your choice.

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4 Responses to “Robert E. Corrigan”

  • Doug Johansson says:

    Bob and I had a special bond. We had an understanding that was irreverent and serious. I often told him that I married the best Corrigan girl. He never bit. Not once. He told me he was Switzerland, all his girls were the best. I can’t count the times I pushed him, whenever Barb did something nice for him. Come on Bob. I really did marry the best Corrigan girl, right? “Douglas, you’re not catching me on that one, not going to comment…”
    My father left me when I was 16. Bob had been my dad for much longer, and I miss him more.

  • Robert E Corrigan says:

    To all the Corrigans

    I read of Bob’s passing online. Not only did we share the same first and last name we had the same middle initial. My dad (Martin) and Bob were first cousins. I remember that Bob and Maryan were always kind to me and I am grateful for that. His passing was just after my cousin Mick (Mike) died. Mick was the oldest son of Cad and Peg Corrigan (my uncle and aunt). With a family as large as ours death is an all too frequent and “unwelcome” visitor. You are in my prayers and I have had a Mass offered at St. Michael’s Catholic Church here in Cobourg Ontario Canada. May your memories of Bob ease the lonely and sad times. God Bless You All

    The younger Bob Corrigan (guess at almost 61 I am no longer the younger one)

  • Claudia Callahan says:

    My thoughts and Prayers are with your Family at this bitter-sweet time. Our Faith, and the love of Family, are the only things that can see us through such a loss. Katie, you and I were classmates at St.Joe’s and also in the same Brownie troop! Peace be with you, with love, Claudia Callahan

  • Barb Johansson says:

    Dear Dad,
    I miss you. It was your 62nd wedding anniversary yesterday. I thought of you and mom and the family gatherings that we had every year to celebrate the date. I know that you and mom were together this year as well for the event.
    I love you both,

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