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