Robert J. Montague, Jr.

  • Died: March 18, 2022
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family


Robert J. Montague Jr., passed away on March 18, 2022. He was 70-years-old. Bob was born in Philadelphia to the late Robert J. Montague and Agnes (nee McGuigan). He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Kathleen (nee Fenningham); loving children, Robert J. Montague, III (Emily) and Shannon Montague; grandchildren, Robert and William Montague; siblings, Nancy Corley, Mary McVey (Daniel), Joanne Newman (Edward), and Theresa McCann (Roy); sister-in-law Lorraine Michell and many loving nieces and nephews.
Bob was born and raised in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia, attended Holy Innocents Catholic Elementary School and was a 1970 graduate of North Catholic High School. He entered the Philadelphia Police Academy in March of 1972, proudly retiring with the rank of Lieutenant after 29 years of loyal service. Bob continued his career in law enforcement as a Special Agent for the PA Office of the Attorney General for an additional 15 years until finally retiring in 2015.
Even as Bob neared the end of his time here on earth, he still spoke fondly of his life – filled with stories of his childhood, his career in law enforcement, memories of his beloved Piccoli Spartans football team and his boxing days. Bob was a lover of the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing; no matter if it was at home, his days at the campgrounds in Jersey, down the Jersey shore, or at his home up the mountains, he was always the "master of ceremonies" when surrounded by family and friends. It can be easily said that anyone who crossed his path, whether for a long time or only a brief moment, gained a happy memory along with a smile because of "Big Bob".
Relatives and friends are invited to share in Bob's Life Celebration on Friday, March 25, 2022 from 10AM-1PM at John F. Givnish Life Celebration Home, 10975 Academy Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154. A memorial service will begin at 1PM followed by Philadelphia Police Honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob's memory may be sent to the FOP Survivors Fund. To share your fondest memories of Bob visit www.lifecelebration.com
"He is not lost our dearest love,
Nor has he travelled far,
Just stepped inside home's loveliest room
And left the door ajar