2011-02-10 / Obituaries

Robert C. McCusker

Hancock, 85

Robert Calvin McCusker, 85, Hancock, died Monday, February 7, 2011, at his home.

Born January 20, 1926, in Hancock, he was the son of the late William A. mc- Cusker and Hazel R. Munson McCusker.

He served in the U. S. Army during World War II with the 16th Armored Division, 5th Tank Group under General Patton.

He married Aura Blanche Ward 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 Mc- Cusker’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 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 Webster B. Harrison American Legion Post 26, member and past president of the Hancock Rotary Club as well as a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a lifetime 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 the 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, Hagerstown; Sandra Watring and husband Elmer, Parsons, W.Va.; and Vickie Vann, Hancock; sisters Genevive Plante, Willliamsport, Md.; Fern Hart, Warfordsburg; Lorna Thomas, Fruitland, Md., and Harriet Yost of Berkeley Springs; brothers: Leroy McCusker, Cumberland, Md., and Henry Mc- Cusker of Hancock; a granddaughter; 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. Mc- Cusker in 2004; grandsons: Eric D. Mazingo, Vincent J. McCusker and William A. McCusker; a sister, Margaretta C. Joy, and brothers Millard F. and Harry W. Mc- Cusker.

Services will be held Thursday, February 10, at 11 a.m., at Mt. Olivet Presyterian Church, Hancock. Rev. Philip Unger will officiate. Burial, with military honors by the District 3 VFW, will be made in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Wednesday, February 9, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Thurdsay, February 10, at the church from 10 a.m. 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 at www.grovefh.com.

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