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Robert L. Speakman

Obituary for Robert L. Speakman

November 11, 1947 - November 4, 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 70


Robert L. Speakman, of Philadelphia and formerly of Pleasant Grove, Alabama, passed away into God's loving care on Sunday, November 4, 2018. He was 70 years old. "Rob" as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was born on November 11, 1947 to the late Simon and Mildred (nee McAbee) Speakman in Hartselle, Alabama. He was the beloved husband of Rosemarie (nee Karwejna) Speakman.

Rob served honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He then worked for H. N. Donahoo Contracting Company in Birmingham, Alabama where he retired as the President of the firm. In his free time, Rob enjoyed watching Auburn Football, playing online Gin Rummy, Gambling at Atlantic City Casinos, and the warm weather of Florida and his home state of Alabama.

In addition to his wife Rosemarie, Rob is survived by his three stepchildren; Lisa Miscer (Chet), Deanna Earle (Ernest), and Robert Sifari (Teresa) as well as six step-grandchildren; Thomas, Elizabeth, Jessica, Andrew, Alexander, and Julia. He is also survived by a niece and nephew; Matthew and Marilyn Speakman as well as six great nieces and nephews; Katie, Shannon, Ralph, Logan, Simon, and Elijah.

Relatives and friends are invited to Rob's Life Celebration on Friday, November 9, 2018 at John F. Givnish of Academy Road, 10975 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. followed by his funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rob's name may be made to the American Cancer society at Family services are entrusted under the care of John F. Givnish of Academy Rd., 215-281-0100.

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