Robert W. McBurney (aka “Radar” and “Jingles”), 65, of St. Marys died Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the DuBois Nursing Home in DuBois, where he resided for the past two years.
He was born March 8, 1947 in St. Marys, a son of Madeline (Smith) McBurney Huff, who survives, and the late Robert L. McBurney.
He was a 1965 graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School. He attended DeVry University in Chicago, Ill., studying electronics.
Bob ("Radar") was a volunteer fireman for East End Hose Company in Johnsonburg for many years. During his career, he was employed by New York & Penn Paper Company in Johnsonburg, and Keystone Powder Metal Company and Comtec Manufacturing in St Marys.
Along with his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Richard L. McBurney of Odessa, Texas and Patrick H. McBurney, husband of Corinne K. McBurney of Kersey; two sisters, Genevieve L. (McBurney) Bakanowski, wife of David J. Bakanowski of Reading, and Christine M. (McBurney) Keith, wife of Dr. Kelly W. Keith of Austin, Texas; his aunt, Adeline (Smith) Donahue of Wilcox; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a brother, Michael J. McBurney; twin niece and nephew, Maggie and Isaac Bakanowski; his maternal and fraternal grandparents; and several aunts and uncles.
The family of Robert W. McBurney will be receiving friends at the Ubel Funeral Home, Johnsonburg, on Saturday, June 16, 2012, from 12 to 1 p.m., at which time a memorial service will commence with Pastor Jay Tennies. As per Bob's wishes, burial will be private at the convenience of his loving family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to The DuBois Nursing Home, 208 S. 8th St. DuBois, PA 15801.