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Robert A. Shank

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Robert A. Shank Veteran

Birth
Delaware, USA
Death
24 Aug 1964 (aged 16)
Concord, Contra Costa County, California, USA
Burial
San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section Z, Site 112
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Motorcycle Crash Kills Two Youths


Lafayette - Two Concord teenagers on a motorcycle were killed last night when they smashed into a flagstone driveway pillar at 746 St. Mary's Road.


Bodies of James Post, 3694 Hillsborough Dr. and Robert Shank, 1237 Glenwood Dr., were not discovered until 7:10 am today, when Mrs. Ross Beason noticed the wreckage as she drove by.


Both youths were 16.


Highway patrolmen estimated time of death as being shortly before midnight.


They had been visiting at the Raymond O. Horning home, 710 St. Mary's Road, until about 11:30 last night.


They left on Shank's motorcycle and were not seen again.


The northbound motorcycle may have hit a rough spot in the road and gone out of control, investigating officers said. Both victims were thrown from the cycle on to a driveway.


The youths were taken to the Chapel of the Valley where services are pending.


Oakland Tribune, Tuesday, Aug 25, 1964

Motorcycle Crash Kills Two Youths


Lafayette - Two Concord teenagers on a motorcycle were killed last night when they smashed into a flagstone driveway pillar at 746 St. Mary's Road.


Bodies of James Post, 3694 Hillsborough Dr. and Robert Shank, 1237 Glenwood Dr., were not discovered until 7:10 am today, when Mrs. Ross Beason noticed the wreckage as she drove by.


Both youths were 16.


Highway patrolmen estimated time of death as being shortly before midnight.


They had been visiting at the Raymond O. Horning home, 710 St. Mary's Road, until about 11:30 last night.


They left on Shank's motorcycle and were not seen again.


The northbound motorcycle may have hit a rough spot in the road and gone out of control, investigating officers said. Both victims were thrown from the cycle on to a driveway.


The youths were taken to the Chapel of the Valley where services are pending.


Oakland Tribune, Tuesday, Aug 25, 1964



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