Robert Michael “Mike” Whalen, age 66, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Kobacker House after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Graduate of St. Francis DeSales High School. Veteran US Army. Retired Master Sergeant from Ohio Army National Guard. Post-retirement AMVETS Service Officer. Preceded in death by his parents Lawrence “Wheaties” and Rita Priest Whalen and brothers-in-law Craig Kays and Peter LaPointe, and niece Brandi Wanner. Survived by children Mike (Gina) Whalen, Mandy (Sean) McGlone, and Josh (Allison) Whalen; grandchildren Ben, Emma, Grace, Mary Kate, Alex and Lindsey Whalen, Mara, Brady and Lia McGlone, and Max, Jude and Dane Whalen; brother Larry (Ruth) Whalen; sisters Rita (Rick) Wanner, Barbara “Babby” (Dan) Scott, Carol Kays, and Chris (Kirk) Deken; Many nieces, nephews, relatives and close friends including Judy Whalen and Linda Taylor. Friends may call Wednesday 4-7 p.m. at the Egan-Ryan Funeral Home 4661 Kenny Rd. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 20 E. Dominion Blvd. Burial Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute in his memory to Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Ave. Columbus, OH 43214.