Robert E. McGuckin, 89, of Norwalk, died Friday evening, Dec. 7, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born June 15, 1923, in Collins, Ohio, son of the late Elmer and Mina (Dauch) McGuckin and was a lifelong area resident. Bob attended Norwalk High School and joined the U.S. Army serving in Company G from 1940-45 during W.W. II. He retired from Norwalk Furniture as a product engineer in 1983.
Bob was an avid golfer before macular degeneration made it difficult to see. He also loved to garden, play cards, and spend time with his family. He and his wife of 63 years, Marie T. (Reichert), spent many winters with friends in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Bob is also survived by his children, Colleen (Jeff) Sterling, of Canton, Ohio, Mark McGuckin, of Stow, Ohio, Dan McGuckin, of Norwalk, Janet McGuckin, of Norwalk, and Shirley (Steve) Gray, of North Fairfield; his grandchildren, Chrystina Bleau, of Canton, Ohio, Carrie (Steve) Null, of Canal Fulton, Ohio, Bobbie, Geoff and Zach McGuckin, of Norwalk, Nicole Iehle (Patrick Ball) and Michelle (Rick) Reeder, of Norwalk, Tricia Iehle, of Randleman, N.C., and Eric and Spencer Gray, of North Fairfield; five great- grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Betty McGuckin, of Leesburg, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Ann Iehle in 2000; his son-in-law, Michael Iehle in 2011; his brothers, Lambert (Florence) McGuckin of Downingtown, Pa., Jess McGuckin, of Florida, and Elmer (Evie) McGuckin, of Norwalk; and by his sisters, Molly (Pete) Molnar, of Huron, Emma (James) Cassidy, of New London, and Lena (George) Hinkley, of Wisconsin.
There will be no calling hours. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk. Msgr. Kenneth Morman will officiate, and Deacon James Reichert (nephew) will assist. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, c/o Cleveland Public Library, 17121 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44110-4006.
Condolences may be shared with his family at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.