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


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved brother, husband,father,neighbor. I had the great fortune of growing up on Bobby's doorsteps. I enjoyed every minute of his funny quips passing him coming and going! He was such a really great human! I am heartbroken for his sisters and family. I know he is with his beloved parents Bob and Agg. Rest in peace friend and neighbor!

Posted by Baker Maryellen Maryellen - Harleysville, PA - Family Friend   April 02, 2022

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of this terrific man.

Posted by Frederick Adair - Philadelphia, PA - Classmate   March 26, 2022

Kathy and his family. Bobby was and always will be a very important part of my life, it was a sad day when we heard of his crossing the line. He will be sorely missed. Our prayers will always be with you and the family " Rest in Peace my friend" Love Bob & Mia

Posted by Bob Schrank - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   March 26, 2022

Kathleen to you and Your Children My Deepest Condolences on Your loss of Bob. Jerry Mittleberger Class of 70 NECHS Ret.PPD 9th District.

Posted by Gerard Mittleberger - Cape May, NJ - Friend   March 25, 2022

This is a sad day. Kathy, where did the years go?! Your Bobby's crossing over is a shock to our hearts. We love you Kathy. Praying for you & yoursxoxoxoRita & Bobby Kiefer

Posted by Rita Kiefer - Rio Grande, NJ - Friend   March 24, 2022

James p Wheeler & Family
Rest In Peace

Posted by James p Wheeler - Philly, PA - Friend   March 24, 2022

Goodbye friend

Posted by Tom Parson - PHilaPD, PA - Coworker   March 24, 2022

Bobby Montague was a well respected man I wont forget one of Juniatas finest rip

Posted by Gary Magras - mays landing, NJ - Friend   March 23, 2022

Candle

I have only good memories of Bob. Sad to hear of his passing.

Evandy Gibson

Posted by Evandy Gibson - Philadelphia, PA - Coworker   March 23, 2022

Kathy,
Sorry to hear about Bob. We have great memories of him. You're all in our thoughts.

Posted by Clare and Pat McAneny - Brigantine, NJ - Friend   March 23, 2022

I am so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. A true gentleman who will me deeply missed. His kindness and help during my husband Ed's illness and passing will airways be remembered by my family and me. Karen Cox (retired Administrative Officer, PA Office of Attorney General)

Posted by Karen Cox - Norristown, PA - Coworker   March 23, 2022

I'm so sorry to hear about Bob. He was a great guy and cop. RIP my friend

Posted by Richard Cray - Phila, PA - Friend   March 22, 2022

Worked with Bob in the AG's Office. He was a good friend and I'm glad I had the opportunity to work with him and know him

Posted by Jack Kelly - Friend   March 22, 2022

Our condolences to Kathy and family. Bobby was such a great friend and cop. I'll miss you buddy.

Posted by Bob Snyder Snyder - Philadelphia - Friend   March 22, 2022

To my next door neighbors with whom we shared our common stoop: My heart is saddened for all of you. I have many find memories of your family. I can still see Bobby in his football jersey. Specifically, I recall he and I trying to help your dear Mother that difficult night. Prayers are being lifted on your behalf.
With love...Annette(DeFazio)Trumbore

Posted by Annette Trumbore - Bensalem, PA - Neighbor   March 22, 2022

Our sincere condolances to Kathy and the Montague family. RIP Bob

Posted by charlie cooper - phila, PA - Friend   March 21, 2022

Bob was a true gentleman and professional in every way. Bob's heart was as big as he was. It was a pleasure to work with him and an honor to consider him a friend. The world was a better place with Bob in it. Rest In Peace Brother, see you on the other side

Posted by Denny Shook - Lewes, DE - Coworker   March 21, 2022

Bob was one of the truest gentlemen and class act I have ever had the pleasure to work with.
May you rest in peace for your final roll call with God.
Friend/ Robert "Izzy" Iuzzolino-retired Agent OAG/OCS.

Posted by robert Iuzzolino - Pittsburgh, PA - Coworker   March 21, 2022

Bob Montague was always there for you with a smile. A gentleman and great law enforcement officer are just a few words that describe Agent Montague. He was one of the few people that made working at the OAG like at second home. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Robert Semach - Pottstown, PA - Coworker   March 21, 2022

My heart is broken for all of the Montague family. RIP Bob. Truly an original Love You.

Posted by Steve Samson - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   March 21, 2022

It was so sad to learn about Bob's death. He was a great guy, liked by all. I knew him from my years in the Homicide Division. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten by those of us who had the honor to know and work with him. He will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kenneth Curcio - Valrico, FL - Coworker   March 21, 2022

Kathy, I am so sad and sorry to hear of Bob passing. I have such fond memories of you and Bob, and Bobby and Shannon from Bennington St. Please take care and God Bless
Carole McDonnell

Posted by Carole McDonnell - Sewell, NJ - Friend   March 21, 2022

I worked with Bob in the Phila PD and was lucky to see him again with the Philly group at the AG's office, especially at Christmas. What a great person! He will be missed.
Condolences to the family on their loss.

Posted by Bill Jeitner - Philadelphia, PA - Coworker   March 21, 2022

Bob, you made the 39th District such a great place to work. Space and I enjoyed working for you when you were our sergeant, we dubbed you part of the big 3 - the best we had. We shared so many laughs, stories, good times, and work experiences. You were a class act and a great guy! Rest in peace

Posted by Betsy McCreery - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   March 21, 2022

He was there for me from the day I was born.(thrilled to have another sister),and never stopped being there.As a child I idolized him,as an adult I respected him ,as did anyone else I have ever met who knew him.When I needed him,he was there,when I didn't think I needed him,he was there.My brother,My protector,it's how we were raised.Kathy,Bobby,and Shannon,I have no words other than thank you for always putting a sparkle in his eyes and a smile on his face whenever he looked at you or spoke of you,and Kath,thank you for always taking care of him.Rest well Robbie,the lion sleeps tonight.A-weema-weh.

Posted by Theresa Mccann - Sister   March 21, 2022

The Northeast Catholic Alumni Association is saddened to hear about Bob. We will be praying for him and his loving family.
May he Rest In Peace
Robert Kensil '74

Posted by Robert Kensil - Philadelphia, PA - Classmate   March 20, 2022

Bobby, for as long as I can remember we have been friends. From our days boxing at the Pal, to the water ice stand to the Juniata golf outings as well as football at Piccoli. You will be missed my brother, you have been and always will be one of the best people I know! Our sincere condolences to your family! Rest in peace brother! Your friend Cappy

Posted by Gregory Capcino - Vero Beach, FL - Family Friend   March 20, 2022

I first met Bob when I was a young man at the Harrowgate boxing club! He was one tough guy! But you would never know it he was by far one of the nicest guys I've ever met! I remember when I turned pro Bob was working for Philly PD as a police officer! He would do four or five rounds sparing with me
then have me drop him off at work another eight hours! Any of us that have worked for the PD can tell you that is no easy feat! Years later when I got on the job he was a Lt and I was assigned to the 26th he made a point of coming to see me to welcome me on the job! He would check up me from time to time! One of the biggest honors I've had as a cop was when his daughter got on the job and he called me and asked me to keep an eye out for her! But she needed no watching she was trained by the best Lt Bobby Montague a giant of a man inside and out! There are very few people I respected as much as him!

Posted by Kevin Bernard - Phila, PA - Friend   March 20, 2022

Kathy, we are sorry. Bobby was one of the nicest guys I ever met. It was my pleasure to have been a friend.

Posted by Jerry Laskowski - Souderton, PA - Friend   March 20, 2022

Thinking about your family with great math more simply getting a haircut by Kathy and seeing Bob in his Police uniform coming home as I walked in. Great family.

Posted by Domenic O'Neill - Southampton, PA - Family Friend   March 20, 2022

Sorry to see this. Bob was a great guy and I have many.memories of him and my father together sharing stories and.laughing.y prayers and thoughts are with anyone who knew and loved him.

Posted by Sam Zieminski Jr - Friend   March 20, 2022

RIP Bobby Montague.

Posted by Tony Rosso - Sarasota, FL - Friend   March 20, 2022

My sincere condolences My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Posted by Beverly Kretovich - Limerick, PA - Family Friend   March 20, 2022


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