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Robert E. “Bob” Mcmichael Jr.

Robert E. “Bob” McMichael Jr., 81, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on July 31, 2022 at Paramount Senior Living at Cranberry, Mars, PA.

Born September 23, 1940 in New Castle, PA, he was raised in Wampum, PA, graduating from Wampum High School in 1958. He received a Congressional appointment as a Midshipman to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY, where he served as Battalion Commander. At the Academy, he gained experience in the operation and navigation of ships through voyages to Africa, Europe, the Mediterranean, and South America. Upon his 1962 graduation, he was commissioned an Ensign in the US Navy, and completed flight training at Naval Air Station Pensacola. There, he met Carol Jean Strand, RN, a US Navy Nurse, whom he married in 1964. He fulfilled his Active-Duty service during the Vietnam War and retired as a Lieutenant. He then joined United Airlines, where he enjoyed a 32-year aviation career, retiring as a Boeing 777 Captain. Bob and Carol raised their family primarily in Orange County, California, and Central Florida, before moving to Culpeper, VA, where they lived for nearly 30 years. Bob was an Elder Emeritus at New Life in Christ Church, Fredericksburg, VA, and was an active member of various other Presbyterian Churches throughout his life.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. McMichael, Sr. and his mother, Esther M. (Wilson) McMichael.

In addition to Carol, his wife of 58 years, he is survived by a daughter, Laurie; a son, Robert E. McMichael, III, DO (Rachel); grandchildren, Grace and Ike McMichael; sisters, Janice Brewer (Rich) and Charlotte Householder (Bob), and many extended family members and dear friends.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday August 3, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street, Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, on August 4, 2022 at 11:00 am with Rev. R. Tod Custer officiating.

He will be interred alongside his parents at Clinton Cemetery, Wampum, PA., which overlooks his childhood home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Wounded Warriors, Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Suite 300, Jacksonville FL, 32256 or Amedysis Hospice, 240 Pullman Square, Suite 255, Butler PA, 16001 or Paramount Hospice, 3025 Washington Rd #201, Canonsburg PA, 15317.

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