CANFIELD – Robert Bruce McCully, 70, died Saturday evening Nov. 5, 2022 at the Cleveland Clinic.
Born September 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 stint at YSU, he enrolled in the Plumbers and Steamfitters Apprenticeship Program. Upon completion, he worked on various heavy construction projects in the area. He joined General Motors in 1985, where he worked for 27½ years. He enjoyed telling his many work stories, highlighting those he worked with.
He loved horses until his health forced him to stop. He continued to tend to his horse until he passed.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating, at one point enjoying his own sailboat.
Growing up, he raced dirt bikes. He has already traveled the country on a solo motorcycle trip. He really enjoyed this experience and had many interesting stories. He very much 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.
He belonged to the Military Vehicle Preservation Group. His interest in everything related to military history led him to read and see everything that came to hand. He enjoyed showing off his early 1950s army communications truck at the Canfield Fair and in area parades.
His interest led him to extensive collections of radios and vacuum tubes. He participated in amateur radio clubs in the area and had many friends with this group. It first operated as KB8ZHY, then as AB8OP.
He belonged to the Vienna Fish and Game Club. He was interested in all things firearms, including reloading ammunition and heavy shooting.
He was well versed in the field of photography and took pictures in group meetings. Being on the computer often allowed him to learn more about a wide range of interests.
Later in life he was introduced to astronomy. He visited planetariums and attended group meetings.
Bob had a long history of dining out. He looked forward to meeting friends and having many lively conversations. He was kind to the waitresses who served him and counted many of them as his friends.
He is survived by his daughter, Margaret (Mike) Schultz of Youngstown; two brothers, Brian of Youngstown and Dennis (Patty) of Poland; and his sister-in-law, Dianne from Colorado. Five nieces and two nephews will remember their Uncle Bob. He also leaves behind eight great-nieces and great-nephews.
His parents predeceased him; his brother Douglas; and his sister-in-law, Laurania.
In accordance with Bob’s wishes, there will be no services.