Robert E. McDonald, 73

March 02, 2009

JUNE 4, 1935-MARCH 1, 2009

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Robert E. "Sonny" McDonald, 73, of 14182 Shimpstown Road, died Sunday, March 1, 2009, at his home.

Born June 4, 1935, in Little Cove, Pa., he was the son of the late Reed Sr. and Esther Pine McDonald.

He retired from Bob Hoffman Chevrolet Buick Inc. in Mercersburg following 28 years of service.

He was a member of VFW 6241, American Legion 517 and Moose Lodge 1790, all of Mercersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Mary C. Pine Cordell McDonald, whom he married June 4, 1994; three daughters, Shirley M. Weller of Needmore, Pa., and Barbara J. Fanny and Kathy M. Gress, both of Mercersburg; one son, Jerry L. McDonald of Mercersburg; two stepdaughters, Kimberly Raley of Mercersburg and Teresa Hinkle of Chambersburg, Pa.; two stepsons, Donald E. Cordell of Mercersburg and Gregory A. Cordell of Lancaster, Pa.; one sister, Pauline Hull of Hagerstown; two brothers, Charles McDonald of Mercersburg and Reed McDonald Jr. of Chambersburg; five grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha J. Gordon and Mabel Shoemaker.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no viewing.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg.

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