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Robert James Mckenna

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ROBERT JAMES MCKENNA Robert (Bob) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the age of 89 in Temecula, CA. Robert was born on October 21 (23), 1923 in Warren, Illinois to Patrick and Mabel McKenna. He served in the U.S. Navy in WWII and then went on to serve in the Army Air Corps and later the U.S. Air Force, during Korea and Vietnam, until his retirement. He married Mary O'Sullivan in 1955 and had two daughters, Mary and Julia and was a long time resident of Moreno Valley (Sunnymead), CA. Bob was preceded in death by his wife Mary, brothers John Joseph and Dale Francis McKenna. Bob is survived by sister Mary McKenna Stokes; daughters Mary Lanier (Mike), Julia Descoteaux (Don); grandchildren Chris (Rachel) Lanier, Jason Lanier, Michael Lanier, Christy (Brad) Descoteaux-Hamilton, Donald (Jen) Descoteaux; one great grandson Killian Hamilton; brothers-in-law Michael and Patrick O'Sullivan; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Viewing: Wed., May 15, 6pm at Preston and Simons Mortuary, Riverside, followed by the Rosary at 7 pm. A Funeral mass at St. Martha Church in Murrieta at 10 am on Thurs. May 16. Graveside services will be held at 12pm Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Community Assistance Program (CAP) in Moreno Valley, St Martha's Food Pantry in Murrieta or your favorite food bank in Bob's name.
Published in Press-Enterprise from May 14 to May 15, 2013
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