Robert R. "Bob" Mackey

ELYSBURG — Robert R. "Bob" Mackey, 63, of Elysburg, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He was born in Numidia, May 2, 1949, a son of Mary (Seeman) Mackey and the late Paul Mackey.

He graduated in 1967 from Southern Columbia, and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force in 1975.

Bob was married to the former Karen Klinger, who survives.

He worked at the National Ticket Company, Paxinos, as a mechanic for more than 20 years.

Bob's two passions were his wife and racing his 1969 Dodge Dart at Numidia Dragway.

He was a devoted husband who cared deeply for all his friends and family. He always maintained a positive attitude and quickly made people smile with his quick-witted sense of humor. He loved entertaining at his pool, vacations in the tropics and walking his dog, Barney.

In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by a daughter, Tara Mackey and her fiance, Timothy Barrett, of Shamokin; a son, Michael Mackey and his wife, Heidi, of Stonington; a granddaughter, Lyla Barrett; two brothers, William Mackey and his wife, Wendy, of Sunbury, and David Mackey and his partner, Karen Rahn, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a sister, Linda Cox and her husband, Bill, of Elysburg, and several nieces and nephews.

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MACKEY — Robert R. "Bob" Mackey, 63, of Elysburg. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family and arrangements are in the care of Farrow's Funeral Home, 240 W. Chestnut St., Shamokin., 17872. At the family's request, memorial contributions may be made to the Bob Mackey Racing Scholarship at Central Keystone FCU, 1000 Market St., Sunbury 17801.

Published in The News Item from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2013