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Robert B. McKechnie

January 13, 1937 ~ May 16, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Our beloved father, Robert Burns McKechnie, passed away peacefully at the FASNY Firefighter’s Home on May 16th, 2023. 

Robert was born on Jan 13th, 1937, in Woodside, NY. He was a graduate of James Bryant High School in Queens, NY, and soon after graduation, he began his almost 40-year career at PepsiCo. He proudly served his country in the US Army from 1960 to 1962, and soon after met his loving wife Joan, and they were married in 1964. They lived in Yonkers, NY, and then Hawthorne, NY, where they spent 35 devoted years together until her death in 2000. Robert also served his community as a life member of the Hawthorne Fire Department and a long-standing member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. After his retirement from Pepsi, he kept active by working for the Office of Elder Americans in Mt Pleasant. He became a resident of the FASNY Firemen’s Home in January 2019, where he was lovingly cared for by their wonderful staff for which his family is eternally grateful. 

Robert was predeceased by his brother Donnie and his wife, Joan. Cherishing him with beloved memories are his daughter Lisa and her husband John, his son Ron, and his grandchildren Kevin, Sean, and Matthew. He is also survived by his beloved sports teams, the New York Mets and New York Giants, both of which he enjoyed watching with family and friends. 

The family will be receiving visitors at Hawthorne Funeral Home on Friday, May 19, from 4 pm-8 pm, and a funeral service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawthorne on Saturday, May 20th, at 10 am, with interment at Kensico Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the FASNY Firefighters home

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May 19, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hawthorne Funeral Home
21 W Stevens Avenue
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Funeral Service
May 20, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
292 Elwood Avenue
Hawthorne, NY 10532


Kensico Cemetery
273 Lakeview Avenue
Valhalla, NY 10595


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