Funeral services for Robert P. "RP" McDonald Jr., age 67 of Ogdensburg will be held Friday) January 3, 2014 at 11:00am at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Jay Seymour officiating. Burial will be held in the spring at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8pm at the funeral home. Mr. McDonald passed away at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center on Dec 27, 2013 after being stricken at home.
Surviving is his wife Cynthia Burns-McDonald; a son Collin McDonald & his wife Hayley of Columbia SC; four daughters Sarah Salomon of Chicago IL, Joclyn McDonald of Denver Co., Jillian Wright & her husband Danalo of Annapolis MD, and Courtney "Hoobee" McDonald of Ogdensburg; grandchildren Lucas P. McDonald, Tyler & Jordan Wright, Yael & Leah Salomon; three sisters Anne McDonald of Sarasota FL, Judith & her husband Dr. Richard Norman of Rochester, NY, and Emilie & her husband Dr. J. Thomas LaMont of Boston MA; along with several nieces, nephews & cousins. His brother Adrian McDonald predeceased him.
"RP" was born on August 2, 1946 in Ogdensburg, a son of the late Robert P. Sr. & Emilie (Oneil) McDonald. He graduated from OFA in 1964 and attended St. Bonaventure University for a short time then entered the US Navy from 1966 to 1970. Following his honorable discharge, he continued his education at Jefferson Community College and Indiana University where he obtained a political science degree.
He was employed in sales for many years working for various auto dealers and insurance companies. He also co-owned and operated Double RR's Auto. "RP" was a member of the Ogdensburg Elks, VFW, American Legion, Ogdensburg Bridge Club and the American Contract Bridge League where he became a Life Master. He also enjoyed his pets; "Buggy", "Baby" and "Sister" along with golfing, playing cards, socializing with friends, listening to 60's & 70's music and spending time with his family. RP enjoyed watching the OFA Blue Devil's sports and keeping statistics on basketball and football games.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Dr. Ravinder N. Argarwal Renal Center, 124 Ford Avenue; Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.