Robert Shinos

Robert S Shinos

1935 - 2019

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Robert S. Shinos


Herkimer - Robert S. Shinos, 83, of Herkimer passed away Friday, January 4, 2019, after a long illness, with his extended family by his side.


He was born in Amsterdam, New York on March 12, 1935, the son of the late Nicholas and Mildred Derby Shinos. He attended St. Mary's Institute and graduated from there in 1954. He later attended Mater Christi Seminary, graduating in 1957 and attended and graduated from Mt. St. Mary's Seminary, Maryland, in 1963. He was ordained on May 25, 1963.


He served as an Assistant Pastor in St. Joseph's Church, Herkimer from 1963 to 1965; Assistant Pastor of St. Bernard’s Church, Cohoes from 1965 to 1967; Chaplain at St. Peters Hospital, Albany from 1967 to 1977; Assistant Pastor of St. Patrick's Church, Watervliet from 1972 to 1977; Pastor of St. Joseph's Church, Herkimer from 1977 to 1993, and upon the merger of Sts. Anthony and Joseph Church, Herkimer, he served as Pastor from 1993 to 2004. He also served as the chaplain of the Herkimer Police Department and the Herkimer Fire Department. He spent his entire life serving the needs of others according to Jesus' commandments.


Robert is survived by several beloved and loyal friends. He was also predeceased by his sister, Helen Mary Shinos on March 13, 2003.


Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 8, from 4-7 pm at the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. 203 Second Ave., Frankfort. His funeral mass will be celebrated at the Church of Sts. Anthony and Joseph, 229 S. Main Street, Herkimer at 9 am on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Interment will be held privately.


Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi & Burns Funeral Home 329 S. Washington St., Herkimer, NY.


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