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Robert Francis McCool

Obituary for Robert Francis McCool

October 7, 2018
Cape May, New Jersey


Robert Francis McCool of Cape May, New Jersey, formerly of Philadelphia, PA passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Abington Memorial Hospital. He was 87 years old. Born in Philadelphia, PA to Matthew and Eleanor McNally McCool. Beloved husband of Mary Ann Krupsha McCool and the late Marie Kelly McCool. Loving father of Robert F. McCool (Tricia), Marita McVeigh (Edward), Timothy McCool (Karen), Michael McCool (Mary), Kathleen Sharkey (Hugh), Rosemary McCool (Myron Pecora), Jane Marie Bonanno (Michael), and Teresita Schmon (William). Poppy to 11 Grandchildren; Amy McGraw (Michael), Edward McVeigh, Kelly Botto (Jeffrey), Erika McCool, Michael McCool, Marie McCool, Hugh Sharkey, Michael Bonanno, Frank Bonanno, Caroline Schmon and Anna Schmon. Dear brother of James McCool, Thomas McCool, Michael McCool, the late Matthew McCool, Jane Kaufman, Gerald McCool, Francis McCool and Joseph McCool. Brother in law of Marie, Diane, Bonnie, Bernadette McCool, Sharon and Ed Anderson, Nancy and George Slook, Bonnie and John Duffy, Janet and Dennis Delaney, Michael and Elizabeth Krupsha.

Bob was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, where he was assigned to the N.S.A., directly from Boot Camp.

After starting a family, Bob became a 1960 graduate of LaSalle College, earning his Bachelor's Degree; all while raising 6 children, working full time during the day and attending school at night.

Bob was a former Post Commander of the Cape May American legion, and then served as their Chaplin. Bob was also a proud member of the Cape May V.F.W, The Elks, and the A.O.H. He was also a member of the Villas Fishing club where he spent many happy days with his wife Mary Ann and their many friends.

Bob was an avid sportsman. In his younger years, following in his Father's footsteps Bob enjoyed cross country running. Later he was selfless in his support of youth sports for the Olney Midget League, the Cheltenham Jayvees and the Keystone State Football League. He not only coached, but served on the boards on each of those organizations. He continued to serve as League Treasurer for the Keystone State League for many years even after his children were done playing.

Bob always enjoyed socializing with his many friends. While living in Florida, he was asked to announce the weekly community Bingo night, which he did, and quickly became known as the 'Bingo Master'

Family and friends are invited to Bob's Life Celebration Friday, October 12, 2018 from 8:00 to 9:45 A.M. at Craft/Givnish of Abington, 1801 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001 to participate in his Funeral Mass at 10:30 A.M. from St. David's Roman Catholic Church, 316 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090. Interment with Military Honors to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Easton Road and Cheltenham Ave. Philadelphia.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Bob's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-9959 or to Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, 1000 Lycoming Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140 would be appreciated by the family.

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Craft-Givnish Funeral Home of Abington, Ltd.

1801 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
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