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Sargent Shriver, Maria Shriver's Father, Has Passed Away

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America's lost another great leader.

Sargent Robert Shriver, father to Maria Shriver and an immense patriot, has passed away. He succumbed to his long battle against Alzheimer's disease at the age of 95.

Sargent Shriver did several immense services this to country, including launching the U.S. Peace Corps after marrying into the Kennedy family as well as heading the Special Olympics.

We send out our condolences to the Shrivers and Kennedys for their loss. He was truly one of the great ones.

[Image via WENN.]

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7 comments to “Sargent Shriver, Maria Shriver's Father, Has Passed Away”



  1. 1

    Alzheimer's is a horrible disease to watch someone go through. My uncle, who passed a few years ago, had it. It is what made me interested in neuroscience, and studying degenerative memory.

    My condolences to his family and friends.



  2. 2

    I can see where Maria got her smile from :)

    So sorry to hear about his passing from Alzheimer's. May he rest in peace.



  3. 3

    "did several immense services this to country"????????? Um, I think it's TO THIS country!



  4. 4

    His name is Robert Sargent Shriver, not Sargent Robert.



  5. 5

    The world has just lost one of it's greatest heroes!
    My condolences to the family.



  6. 6

    Not only was he a great American leader, he was an amazing family man. I had the honor of meeting him a few times at family gatherings and he had such a wonderful heart. He will be missed.



  7. 7

    You would think you could get his name right Mario, considering it's all over the news today. The one time you don't cut and paste, you get it wrong.

    It's Robert Sargent "Bobby" Shriver III