CANFIELD — Robert Bruce McCully, 70, passed away Saturday evening, Nov. 5, 2022, at The Cleveland Clinic.
Born Sept. 1, 1952, Bob was the youngest of four boys born to Albert and Margaret Homolya McCully. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School Class of 1970.
After a short time at YSU, he entered the plumbers and steamfitters apprenticeship program. Upon completion, he worked on various heavy construction projects in the region. He joined General Motors in 1985, where he worked 27 1/2 years. He loved relating his many work stories, highlighting those he worked with.
He had a love of horses until his health required him to stop. He continued to care for his horse until it passed.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and canoeing, at one time enjoying his own sailboat.
At a younger age, he raced off-road motorcycles. He once traveled cross-country on a solo motorcycle trip. He really enjoyed that experience and had many interesting stories. He greatly enjoyed his volunteer time spent helping to preserve historic aircraft at Chippewa, Pa. and Akron airports.
He made an effort to learn snow skiing, breaking his leg twice in a year’s time.
He belonged to the Military Vehicle Preservation Group. Interest in all things military history led him to read and view all he could get his hands on. He enjoyed showing his early 1950s Army communication truck at the Canfield Fair and in area parades.
His interest led him into extensive radio and vacuum tube collections. He participated in area amateur radio clubs and had numerous friends with that group. He operated first as KB8ZHY, and later as AB8OP.
He belonged to the Vienna Fish and Game Club. He was interested in all things related to firearms, including reloading ammo and extensive target shooting.
He was knowledgeable in the area of photography and took photos at group gatherings. Being on the computer often allowed him to further learn about a broad range of interests.
Later in life he was introduced to astronomy. He visited planetariums and attended some group gatherings.
Bob had a long history of eating breakfast out. He looked forward to meeting with friends and having many lively conversations. He was kind to the waitresses who served him and counted many of them as his friends.
He leaves his daughter, Margaret (Mike) Schultz of Youngstown; two brothers, Brian of Youngstown and Dennis (Patty) of Poland; and sister-in-law, Dianne of Colorado. Five nieces and two nephews will remember their Uncle Bob. He also leaves eight great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Douglas; and his sister-in-law, Laurania.
In keeping with Bob’s wishes, there will be no services.
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