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Robert Lee Macdonald

March 14, 1929 — January 22, 2015

Robert L. MacDonald, age 85, currently of Tinton Falls, NJ passed away on January 22, 2015.

Robert's Life Celebration will be 2-4 and 7-9PM Monday Janaury 26th, at Gray Funeral Directors, 12 Springfield Ave. Cranford, where his funeral service will begin at 11:00AM Tuesday January 27, 2015. His final resting place will be in Fairview Cemetery, Westfield. To view a tribute of Robert's life, please go to grayfuneralhomes.com. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the: First Presbyterian Church in Cranford.

Robert, was born in Grand Rapids, MI, grew up in Linden, NJ and formerly resided in Cranford and Toms River, NJ. He is the son of Clarence and Blanche (Clice) MacDonald, who both predecease him. He is survived by his wife, Muriel (Schait) MacDonald of 58 years and daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Chris Geschickter and grandchildren, Ryan and Lindsay, all of Westfield, NJ.Robert graduated Linden High School in 1948 and Rutgers University in 1964. He served in the US Navy from 1950-1954. He was owner and President of Terrill's Office Supplies in Westfield and retired in 1990. Robert was involved in many organizations in the Cranford/Westfield area including the Lafayette Lodge, Rotary Club, and the Roselle Golf Club. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cranford where he served as an elder, deacon, trustee and President of the Couples Club. While residing in Greenbriar Woodlands in Toms River, he was a member of the camera club and President of the bowling league. Most recently, at Seabrook, in Tinton Falls, he was a member of the Men's social club, pool league, "pride" committee for dining experiences and enjoyed taking Tai Chi.

He will be greatly missed by his host of friends and was loved by all who knew him. He was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, as well as a true friend. He will always be affectionately remembered as Pop Pop.
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Life Celebration

Monday, January 26, 2015

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gray Memorial Funeral Home

12 Springfield Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016

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Life Celebration

Monday, January 26, 2015

7:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gray Memorial Funeral Home

12 Springfield Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 26, 2015

Starts at 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gray Memorial Funeral Home

12 Springfield Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016

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