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Robert M. McDonald
  • December 04, 1933
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  • December 09, 2019

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Obituary

Robert Mason McDonald, age 86 passed away December 9th, 2019 in Cape Coral FL, Hope Hospice.  Robert was previously from Highland, IN.  He was born in Hammond, IN and raised in Calumet City, IL.  Robert attended Thorton Fractional Township High School and Prairie State College, IL.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents Jerry and Ruth McDonald and brother James McDonald.

Robert is survived by his wife of 63 years Marlene (Rohn) McDonald, brothers Leland and Michael and sister Shirley Mangione.

His loving family, Daughters Michelle (Rick) Burnside of KY, Marcia Cruz of CA, Mary Beth (James) Adams of FL.  Grandchildren Jason (Shannon Tait) Myers, Angelica (Brandon) Hardy of FL, Joy (Lizz) Myers of FL.  Great grandchildren, Hannah Myers of PA and Mason Hardy of FL. as well as many nieces and nephews.

Robert worked many years at General American, Thrall Car and retired at Nabisco (R. J. Reynolds Co.) in Chicago, IL.

Robert served honorably in the Air Force in the Korean War on an island near Okinawa as a radio mechanic. He received many medals for his service.

Robert was a member of the Knights of Columbus Highland IN, Holy Name Org., Holy Trinity Hungarian Church, East Chicago, IN. and Our Lady of Grace Highland IN.

At Robert’s request he is to be cremated and requested no visitation.
Robert’s interment is to be at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville, IN. at the families convenience


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  1. 23 Dec 2019
    Mary Beth Adams says:
    I miss you dad

  2. 18 Dec 2019
    Joe Knaver says:
    Rest in Peace Bob! You will be missed, my friend.....
    Remembering growing up at the Dunes Campgrounds.....

  3. 12 Dec 2019
    Mary Beth says:
    I miss you so much already dad.

  4. 12 Dec 2019
    Mary Beth and James R. Adams lit a candle:
    Lit since December 12, 2019 at 12:27:00 AM

  5. 11 Dec 2019
    Max Buczynski/Billy Hogan says:
    Rest peacefully! Thank you for all the warm memories throughout the years. You will be missed. See you on the other side.

  6. 11 Dec 2019
    Michelle Burnside says:
    I love you Daddy!
    I'll see ya when I see ya
    I miss our morning talks everday
    I'm glad you're with Jesus and no pain, that you are young again and you have your leg back!

  7. 11 Dec 2019
    Michelle Burnside says:
    I love you Daddy,
    I'm so glad you are with Jesus and have no more pain, are young again and have your leg back.
    I miss you terribly and our morning talks everyday.
    I'll see ya when I see ya!
    I love you always

  8. 11 Dec 2019
    Amy ConnKile posted an image:
    Visit with out her high school friends
    Visit with out her high school friends

  9. 11 Dec 2019
    Amy ConnKile lit a candle:
    Lit since December 11, 2019 at 12:55:28 AM

  10. 10 Dec 2019
    Elizabeth Myers posted an image:


  11. 10 Dec 2019
    Elizabeth Myers lit a candle:
    Lit since December 10, 2019 at 12:05:15 PM

  12. 10 Dec 2019
    Elizabeth Myers says:
    Gramps , its Dizzy Lizzy
    I just wanted to let you know that I love you and miss you to pieces. It is not the same walking in the house and not hearing oh here comes trouble to joy and hey dizzy lizzy to me. I'm glad I was accepted and loved by you. I adored you you were my gramps for almost 4 years and I thank you for letting me be apart of that and I thank you for creating the wonderful family you did that I am blessed to be apart of. You were the best gramps. You will forever be in my heart. Love dizzy lizzy

  13. 10 Dec 2019
    Mary Beth Adams says:
    I love you dad

  14. 10 Dec 2019
    Randy Stuart says:
    I am so sorry for your loss.

  15. 10 Dec 2019
    Joe Knaver lit a candle:
    Lit since December 10, 2019 at 12:24:55 PM

  16. 10 Dec 2019
    Marcia says:
    I love you Dad. You will be in my heart always and I will see you on the other side.

    Love 4-ever #2 Marcia

  17. 10 Dec 2019
    Marlene & Robert lit a candle:
    Lit since December 10, 2019 at 12:46:19 PM

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