August 31, 1937 - November 30, 2019
Watertown, New York
November 30, 2019
August 31, 1937
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York
Friday, December 6, 2019 from 10 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York
Orange Hill Cemetery, Athens, PA
MSG. Robert F. McCracken (ret), 82, of Watertown, NY, formerly of Waverly, NY passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Oswego Health Hospital in Oswego, NY.
Bob was born to Lawrence and Cora Bennett McCracken, in Sayre, PA on August 31, 1937. He was predeceased by his parents, brother, James McCracken and sisters, Loretta Russell and Neva Marie McCracken.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Nancy M. LaFritz McCracken who he married on June 8, 1963. He is also survived by his children, James LaFritz of Abingdon, VA, Penny (Wes) Stock of Rockland, WI, Kathryn McCracken of Watertown, NY, Bethany (Aubrey) Cole of Athens, PA, Sherri LaFritz of Lynnwood, WA; Charlotte (David) Rissler of PA from a previous marriage; 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bob served for 33 years in the U.S. Army retiring as a NCO and a life member of the Cayuta Fire Hose Company, a member of the VFW and the American Legion. Bob enjoyed fishing, watching Mark Martin in NASCAR, wrestling and working on cars. Bob also worked at the IR in Athens for several years.
A time of calling will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 10 to 12 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY with burial to follow in Orange Hill Cemetery in Athens where full military honors will be accorded by the Valley Color Guard. Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Bob’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com
From: Paul Larrabee
From: VFW Post 1536, Sayre
Please accept our deepest sympathy.
From: Bonni Blair
Nancy, Kathy and family I am so sorry for you loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.