AOH names Robert Whitmore as Grand Marshal of 2020 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Conshohocken

The Parade Committee of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Notre Dame Division 1 recently announced that Robert (Bob) Whitmore will serve as the Grand Marshall for the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be held on Saturday, March 14th on Fayette Street in Conshohocken.

Whitmore is a life long resident of King of Prussia, a member of St. Augustines Church and a graduate of Upper Merion High School. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army where he served around the globe, most notably in Germany for three years. After his service, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Villanova. He has worked for the United States Post Office for 33 years and received the “Million Mile Awards” which recognizes postal workers who have safely delivered mail.

He is one of the founders of the local AOH, one of the originators of the Pipe Band, and later served as the Pipe Sergeant. He also chaired the “Winterfest” which raised over $25,000 over five years to support the band and club. Whitmore has two sons, Ian and Sean, who are also active members of the AOH.

Outside the AOH, he is an active member of VFW Post 7878 in King of Prussia. He has chaired the committee of “Salute to Veterans” and an annual poker-run to benefit veterans. He is also and is an active rider with the “Patriotic Guard of PA” and supports Rolling Thunder.

Whitmore has also support friends when they were in need. He chaired two committees that raised thousands of dollars to assist the families of Frank P. Tierney and Michael (Mickey Joe) McBride when they needed assistance after an injury and illness.

Whitmore shared that his service to his community is driven by his belief in friendship, unity, and Christian charity.