Robert William McCandless, 82, of Renfrew, PA, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020 in Butler, PA.
He was born June 17, 1938 in Butler, Pennsylvania to the late Howard E. McCandless, Sr. and Stella Mae (Measel) McCandless.
Robert worked at Butler Armco Wheel Works Department, then went on to the Masonry Department as a Bricklayer, retiring in 1998, after 39 years. He was a member of Community Alliance Church where he was a Greeter. Robert was a member of Butler Two Steppers and Keystone Squares. He enjoyed golfing, bowling in two leagues with one being the Armco League and the Casino League. He also enjoyed camping, cruising, and helping others with building projects. Robert was a graduate from Butler High School in 1956. He was a member of the Armco Country Club. Robert was a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves for six years.
Robert is survived by his wife Shirley Ann (Kline) McCandless, who he married on September 16, 1961; one son, Robert W. (Pamela) McCandless II. of Renfrew, PA; one grandson, Robert William McCandless III; two brothers, Howard E. (Maryann) McCandless Jr. of Butler, PA and Ronald R. McCandless of Butler, PA; two sisters, Twila (Donald) Stewart of Huntersville, NC and Judy Neill of Butler, PA; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Kline of Butler PA; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Gary David McCandless, two brother-in-laws, William Neill, Sr. and Robert Kline, Sr. and one brother-in-law and his wife, Larry “Lee” Kline and Mollie Kline.
Due to Covid-19 State guidelines, visitors are required to supply their own and to wear a facial covering along with maintaining social distancing. Groups are limited to 25 people.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Thompson – Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street Butler, PA and also on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the time of service at Community Alliance Church, 800 Mercer Road Butler, PA, with Reverend Dr. Dennis L. Krajacic, officiating.
Officers and Members of the American Legion Post #117, American Legion Post #778 and VFW Post #249 will conduct military services following the funeral.
Burial will take place in the Greenlawn Burial Estates.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.