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Robert Joseph Shine

October 28, 1922 ~ June 29, 2017 (age 94)
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Robert Joseph Shine (Bob)

Oct. 28, 1922 – June 29, 2017


Robert Joseph Shine (Bob), 94, of Corvallis, Oregon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

He was born on October 28, 1922 to William John and Vaneta B. Linten Shine. Robert was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he attended and graduated from grade and high school. Bob worked 1‑1/2 years as a Machinist in the Naval Ordinance before joining the U.S. Marines in 1942. After serving 3 years in World War II, Bob attended Purdue University for 1 year.


Bob married Catherine M. Schone from Fort Wayne, Indiana on January 1, 1945 and moved West to Oregon in August of 1946 where he attended Oregon College of Education in Monmouth, Oregon graduating with B.S. and M.S. degrees. In September 1949 Bob went to work for Greater Albany Public Schools as a Teacher first at Sunrise Elementary School. After 3 years as a teacher Bob became Principal and worked at various other grade schools in the area. Bob worked 33 years before retiring in June 1982 and then moved to LaPine, Oregon in 1983 where he enjoyed woodworking, snowmobiling, and visiting kids/grandkids, returning to Albany in 2001.


Bob was an active member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign War, the Eagles, and Moose Lodge.


Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Catherine M. Shine and son Robert Michael, and is survived by his children/spouses, Kevin/Jerri, Tim/Judy, Kathleen/Greg, Tracy/David, and Brendan/Wendy, 17 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.


A Rosary will be said on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home. A Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Albany, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Evergreen Hospice House, Albany, Oregon by sending to AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home, 805 Ellsworth St. SW, Albany, OR 97321. Online condolences may be shared with family at


Robert’s family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Evergreen Hospice House for their exceptional care and lovingkindness.

 Service Information

Recitation of the Rosary
July 13, 2017

6:30 PM
AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home
805 Ellsworth St SW
Albany, OR 97321

Funeral Mass
July 14, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
706 Ellsworth St SW
Albany, OR 97321

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