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Robert E. "Bob" McAnallen, 81, of New Castle passed away the morning of Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at his residence.
Born Aug. 14, 1936, in New Castle, he was a son of Cecil and Margaret Geirlach McAnallen.
Surviving at home is his wife of 54 years, Patricia Ann Gobetz McAnallen, whom he married on Sept. 27, 1963.
Bob was the owner and truck driver of McAnallen Trucking.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Kiley (John) Fair of New Castle; two sons, Dr. T.J. (Jacquelyn) McAnallen and Christian (Uyen) McAnallen, both of Las Vegas, Nevada; two sisters, Nancy Hoover and Sally Birchfield; and eight grandchildren, Emma, Abigail, Jack, Sophie and Jakob Fair, and Sarah, Noah and Erin McAnallen.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Harvey, Jim and Clair McAnallen.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
The family would like to extend sincere appreciation to Family Hospice for their care and compassion shown to Bob during this difficult time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on October 26, 2017
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