Robert Eugene McQuaid
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Robert Eugene McQuaid
Mr. McQuaid was born Aug. 18, 1925, in Sandy Lake Township to Lawrence H. and Jane Pizer McQuaid.
He was a graduate of Sandy Lake High School and went on to serve his country in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946 as a pharmacist third class.
Robert worked for R.D. Werner Co. in Greenville as a production manager and retired in 1987 after 36 years. While at Werner, he developed a plan to increase bulk heat treating system, this in turn increased productivity, something he was very proud of.
Robert married his beloved wife, Jane Elizabeth Brest, March 5, 1944, recently celebrating their 75th anniversary. She survives at home. He often spoke of the two romances of his life, his loving wife and his job at R.D. Werner.
Robert was a member, past master, and instructor of the Sandy Lake Lodge No. 434 and received his 50-year membership pin. He was also a member of the Sandy Lake Presbyterian Church.
In his earlier years, he was a Boy Scout leader and an avid hunter, loving to take out his English setter bird dogs.
He was the past president and life member of the Sandy Lake Sportsman's Club. One of his favorite hobbies was to watch and bet on horse races. He also enjoyed buying and flipping houses.
In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by his sons, Kent McQuaid and wife Patty, Sandy Lake, Keith McQuaid and wife Carol, Largo, Fla.; grandchildren, Sean McQuaid and wife Tracy, St. Petersburg, Fla., Brendan McQuaid and companion Tiffany, Denver, Colo., Mikayla Wimer, Sandy Lake, Samantha Wimer and Mackenzie Wimer, both of Volant; great-grandchild, Beckham McQuaid; and dear friends, Steve and Shirley Hughes.
Robert was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed by his family.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his brothers, James, Raymond, William and George McQuaid; and sister, Mary Bestwick.
Memorials may be made in Robert's name to Sandy Lake Lodge No. 434, P.O. Box 434, Sandy Lake, or the Sandy Lake Presbyterian Church, 3461 Sandy Lake-New
Lebanon Road, Sandy Lake.
Robert Eugene, 93, of Sandy Lake Township.
Calling hours: None. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.BlackFuneralHomes.net.
Service: A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to BLACK FUNERAL HOMES, Stoneboro and Sandy Lake.
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