|Birth: ||Jan. 20, 1926|
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 2011|
Robert Calvin McCusker, age 85, of Hancock, died Monday, February 7, 2011 at his
Born January 20, 1926, in Hancock, he was the son of the late William A.
McCusker and Hazel R. Munson McCusker.
He served in the U.S. Army, during W.W.II, with the 16th Armored Division, 5th
Tank Group, under General Patton.
He married Aura Blanche Ward on January 26, 1947.
He had worked with Dillon Orchards, Blue Goose Storage, Pacific Lighting, and
Fairview Orchards, which then became H & H storage, where he retired from in
May, 2003. He and his wife also owned and operated McCusker's Service Station,
on Sideling Hill, from 1953 until 1988.
He was a life member and a past deacon of the Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church,
and also attended Hancock Assembly of God Church.
He was post commander of the VFW Post 10502 for 23 years, where he held Bingo
every Monday night for 20 years. He decorated Main Street of Hancock with
numerous American flags on all national holidays, as well as days designated by
the VFW as "flag flying days".
January 20, 2011 was designated as Bob McCusker Day, in Hancock, in honor of the
flags and other projects that he worked on.
He was a member of the Webster B. Harrison American Legion Post 26; a member,
and past president, of the Hancock Rotary Club, as well as a Paul Harris fellow;
and a life-time member of the Hancock Historical Society. Two of the many local
projects he was involved in were the move of the Hancock Library out of the
flood zone; and the design, fundraising effort, and building of the Hancock War
Memorial Monument located in the Widmeyer Park.
He was a recipient of the Community Foundation of Washington County People's
Choice Award in 2006.
In addition to his wife of 64 years, he is survived by his three daughters, Ann
Mazingo and husband Dennis, of Hagerstown, Md., Sandra Watring and husband
Elmer, of Parsons, W.Va., and Vickie Vann of Hancock, Md.; sisters, Genevive
Plante, of Williamsport, Md., Fern Hart, of Warfordsburg, Pa., Lorna Thomas of
Fruitland, Md., and Harriet Yost, of Berkley Springs, W.Va.; brothers, Leroy
McCusker, of Cumberland Md., and Henry McCusker of Hancock, Md. He is also
survived by one granddaughter and seven grandsons, and 18 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sons, William G.
McCusker in 1949 and Robert C. McCusker in 2004; grandsons, Eric D. Mazingo,
Vincent J. McCusker and William A. McCusker; one sister, Margaretta C. Joy; and
brothers, Millard F. McCusker and Harry W. McCusker.
A service will be held Thursday, February 10, at 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Olivet
Presbyterian Church, 14253 Exline Road, Hancock, Md. The Rev. Philip Unger will
officiate. Burial, with military honors by the District 3 VFW, will be in the
The family will receive friends at the Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Md., Tuesday
2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and on Wednesday, the Funeral Home will be open from
9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The family will also receive friends Thursday, at the
Church from 10 to 11 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hancock War Memorial Monument Foundation,
c/o Vickie Hott , 131 East Main Street, Hancock, Md., 21750; or to Mt. Olivet
Presbyterian Church, c/o Beverly Powell 3035 Mann Road, Hancock, Md., 21750.
Online condolences can be made at www.grovefh.com
Mount Olivet Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Created by: Wilton Golson
Record added: Sep 09, 2011
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