Robert C. McCanna Sr., 82, of 8 Deer Run, Bradford, passed away peacefully Tuesday (Jan. 22, 2013) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born April 30, 1930, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Charles and Ruth McCune McCanna and stepmother Alice F. Woodruff McCanna. On March 11, 1967, he married Helen J. Stuckey McCanna, who survives.
Mr. McCanna attended Bradford area schools. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on July 14, 1951, and served during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged on July 13, 1955. He returned home to Bradford and worked at W.R. Case Cutlery & Sons Cutlery Co. in Bradford and K-Bar Cutlery in Olean, N.Y. He later worked at Jarrett Machine Shop, retiring in 1992. After his retirement he worked part-time at Quaker Boy Inc., until 2009.
Mr. McCanna was a member of the Disabled American Veterans of McKean County Chapter #72. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and loved the outdoors.
In addition to his wife of 45 years, Helen, he is survived by one daughter, Carolyn K. McCanna of Bradford; one son, Robert C. McCanna Jr. of Bradford; two stepdaughters, Mary (Ed) Wells of Pickerington, Ohio, and Patricia (Michael) Nicolia of Lancaster, Ohio; and three stepgrandsons.
Family will be receiving friends at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., South Avenue, on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Max Miller, pastor of the Bradford Area Parish, officiating. Services will be followed by military honors by members of DAV Chapter #72. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, McKean County Chapter #72; or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 24 to Jan. 30, 2013