Robert L. McDaniel, 79, of Mount Joy, Pa., passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at Hershey Medical Center. Born in Ruffin, N.C., he was the son of the late Henry Clay and Elva Gladys (Barber) McDaniel. Robert was the husband of Irene McDaniel with whom he celebrated 33 years of marriage this past Sept. 29.
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Robert proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Surviving in addition to his wife Irene are two children, Karen Kopicki, wife of Robert of California, and Catherine Ellington, wife of Howard of N.C. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Warrant Officer and Aviator in Training Brian McDaniel, Jacob McDaniel, and Jennifer Wood; two great-grandchildren, Lily Anna McDaniel and Court Settle; and a sister, Lillian Elliott of N.C.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert W. McDaniel; three brothers, Raymond McDaniel, George McDaniel, and Luther McDaniel; and three sisters, Dorothy Abner, Edna Keck, and Margaret Martin. Robert will be missed by many loved ones.
A funeral service will be held the First United Methodist Church, 303 N. Main St., Graham, N.C. 27253 on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 at 11 a.m. Interment will be private at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Lebanon VA Medical Center, 1700 South Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, Pa. 17042.
To send an online condolence, please visit www.sheetzfuneralhome.com
Published in TheTimesNews.com from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2013