COLUMBIA Robert R. McCune, 88, formerly of Red Lion, died Thursday, August 15, 2013, at St. Anne's Retirement Community. He was the husband of Jeanne M. (Leber) McCune, who died February 21, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Bethany United Methodist Church, 121 W. Broadway, Red Lion, with his pastor, the Rev. Ron Doverspike, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Lyle Bundy. A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. A private entombment will be held in Red Lion Cemetery Mausoleum. The Geiple Funeral Home, Inc. 53 Main St., Glen Rock, is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. McCune was born on March 5, 1925, in Columbia, a son of the late Chester B. and Esther A. (Howard) McCune. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, having served from 1943-1947 in the South Pacific. He graduated from the Eckles College of Mortuary Science in 1948 where he received a degree as a Funeral Director. Following graduation he served his apprenticeship at the Gundle Funeral Home, Conestoga, and was employed there for eight years. He then was employed at the Burg Funeral Home, Inc. in Red Lion for 32 years. In 1987 he was employed at the Geiple Funeral Home, Inc., retiring in 2002. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and Sunday school in Red Lion, where he served on and was a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Pastor/Parish Relations Committee. He was also a member of the Red Lion American Legion Post. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Robert leaves behind a daughter, Lois M. Ednie and her husband, Douglas of Hershey; two sons, Thomas R. McCune and his wife, Debra of York, and David B. McCune and his wife, Teresa of Felton; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Clyde P. McCune, Richard H. McCune, and Harold C. McCune, all of Columbia. The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church Trust Fund, 121 W. Broadway, Red Lion, PA 17356; St. Anne's Retirement Community, 3952 Columbia Ave., Columbia, PA 17512-9715; or to the Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Condolences may be shared at Geiple.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Aug. 17, 2013