Cover photo for Robert Francis McCreary, Sr.'s Obituary
Robert Francis McCreary, Sr. Profile Photo
1944 Robert 2020

Robert Francis McCreary, Sr.

September 16, 1944 — August 16, 2020



Robert “Bob” Francis McCreary, Sr.

His Passion was Caring for People -

Robert “Bob” Francis McCreary, Sr., age 75, of Mechanicsburg passed away peacefully while being comforted by his loving family on Sunday, August 16, 2020.  Bob was born on Saturday, September 16, 1944, in New Paris to the late Foster Francis McCreary and Ruth Ann (Fisher) McCreary.  In addition to his parents, Bob is preceded in death by his brother, Albert McCreary.

Bob’s survivors include his wife of 54 years, Sally Louise (McConnell) McCreary; his two sons: Robert Francis McCreary, Jr. and his fiancée, Wendy Sierer, of Mechanicsburg, Patrick Thomas McCreary and his wife, Jan, of York Haven; his six grandchildren: Ashlie, Christopher, Thomas, Amanda, Dakota and Gabrielle; his five step-grandchildren; his six great-grandchildren; his three step-great-grandchildren; his several nieces and nephews; and his beloved African gray parrot: Pepper.

Bob graduated from Chestnut Ridge High School as part of the class of 1964.  He retired from Claremont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Carlisle after many years of service working as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Bob used his medical skills as an EMT for several ambulance and fire companies in both here and in Bedford County.  During the spring and summer months, Bob could be found gardening and tending to his tomato plants.  In the winter and spring, Bob was off to his favorite hunting spot and fishing hole.  Bob was a terrific cook and enjoyed making many delicious meals for his family.  His family will miss the many pans of scrapple that he made for them.  Bob was also a collector of many things.  He collected aluminum cans that he would recycle, pens, and recipes.  Bob loved to shop and was a master at “getting a deal”.  Most of all Bob loved his family and doted on his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  They were his heartbeat and he will be missed by all.

All are welcome to gather with Bob’s family for his graveside service on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 2:45 p.m with service beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Tri County Memorial Gardens, 740 Wyndamere Road, Lewisberry, PA 17339; with Celebrant George A. Spangler officiating.  Honored to be pallbearers are: Dalton Carl, Jason Jones, Christopher McCreary, Dakota McCreary, Thomas McCreary, and Adam Smith.

Bob’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Bob’s full obituary, view his portrait, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert Francis McCreary, Sr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service & Burial

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Tri-County Memorial Gardens

740 Wyndamere Road, Lewisberry, PA 17339

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 15

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree