Robert Wayne McDonald
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Robert Wayne McDonald passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020, he was 80 years old. Robert (Bob) was born in Grove City, Pennsylvania to Solon and Edith McDonald on July 27, 1939. As a young boy the family moved to Mt. Vernon, Ohio where he lived for many years and even after relocating to Colorado he always called Ohio his home. Bob had many fond memories of Mt. Vernon, one of which was the corn cob fights he and his cousins would have on his Aunt Agnes's farm. Bob survived the Polio epidemic and his first job was a paper route. He graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1957 and spent a short time living in Indiana before moving back to Ohio. Bob was a Staff Sargent in the Ohio Army Reserves National Guard from 1961 to 1967. He earned his private pilots license in his 20s. In 1968 he married Sondra Caldwell. Bob and Sondra moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1969 where they had his first child, Sherry in 1970. In 1986 he married Rose Driver. Bob and Rose settled in Greeley, Colorado where in 1988 they had his second child, Elizabeth. Bob lived his final years in Greeley, Colorado where his former wife, Rose McDonald helped care for him.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, Solon & Edith McDonald and his granddaughter Mickaily. Survivors include his daughter Sherry Deubach and her husband Kevin and his daughter Elizabeth Mendoza. Grandchildren Kristy, Madison, Melania, Bryana, Benjamin, Gabriella and Maximus along with extended family and friends.
Arrangements have been provided by Moser Funeral Home in Greeley, CO and Snyder Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Robert will be laid to rest in Mound View Cemetery in Mt. Vernon Ohio. A memorial in Mt. Vernon Ohio will be held at a later date due to the Covid-19 Pandemic Restrictions. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to NRA, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax VA 22030.