Robert L. McVay, 89, of East Liverpool, OH passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Calcutta Health Care following a lengthy illness.
He was born in East Liverpool, OH on June 28, 1927 a son to the late Robert L. McVay Sr. and Dorothy (Patton) McKinney. Robert was a graduate of East Liverpool High School and received a Masters Degree in Education from Youngstown Sate University. He worked as a school administrator for the East Liverpool School System for 32 years before retiring in 1990. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII, was a member of Longs Run Presbyterian Church where he served 9 years as an elder and 12 years as a clerk of Session, belonged to the Masonic Affiliations: Riddle Lodge 315, Scottish Rite and York Rite and Royal Order of Jesters, was a past chairman of the Board of Trustees of Al Koran Shrine, a past secretary and President of E. L. Shrine, past President and Lt. Govenor of Kiwanis, a past board member of the East Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and was a life member of D.A.V.
He is survived at home by his wife Donna Jean (Smith) McVay whom he married in 1949; a daughter: Patricia D. Garland and her husband Gary of Boardman, OH; a son: David R. McVay and his wife Christine of Loveland, OH; two brothers: Jack McKinney of St. Louis, MO and Marvin E. “Ted” McKinney of Nashville, TN; grandchildren: James & Amy Garland of Columbus, OH, Michael & Amy Garland of Boardman, OH, Adam & Connie McVay of Johnstown, OH, Timothy & Laura McVay of Loveland, OH Stephen & Jennifer McVay of Dexter, MI and Robert McVay of Pittsburgh, PA; fourteen great grandchildren: Olivia, Julia, Audrey, Carina, Nathan, Samantha, Caleb, Aaron, Finley, Ben, Connor, Alex, Graham and Porter and many nieces & nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Gary R McVay.
Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 3:30 PM with Rev. Gene Toot and Rev. Richard Shipley officiating and the Tri-State Burial Group will accord full military honors. In Lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Longs Run Presbyterian Church Building Fund in Robert’s name.
Family will be present to receive friends at the Calcutta funeral home on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 6 to 8 PM with Masonic Services at 7:00PM and from 1 PM Sunday up until the time of service.
Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the guest book or send condolences online at www.martinmacleanaltmeyer.com or by visiting the funeral homes facebook page
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Sunday, September 4, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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