Robert K. McJury, 82, of Batavia, died peacefully on Tuesday (December 4, 2012) at the New York State Veterans Homes in Batavia.
He was born in Akron, NY on January 24, 1930, son of the late Clifford and Charlotte Abbott McJury.
Robert was a graduate of Batavia High School and was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was formerly employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. and retired as the Director of Field Services for the New York State Insurance Fund in Rochester. He also was a photographer for the Batavia Daily News and a reporter for the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and The Buffalo Courier Express. He was a longtime member of The City of Batavia and Genesee County Republican Committees. Robert and his wife were also parishioners of Resurrection Parish.
Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, teaching by example and traveling to the Outer Banks and Sarasota, Florida. He touched the lives of many and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Jean Borst McJury of Batavia. Three sons and daughters in-law, Dan (Janice) McJury of Marilla, NY, Robert (Patricia) McJury and Tom (Lori) McJury, both of Fairport, NY. Two Daughters and sons in-law, Mary Beth (Daniel) Riordan of McLean, VA and Ellen (Matthew) Dooley of Vienna, VA. Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Kenneth McJury and Lloyd McJury.
Friends are cordially invited to share memories and condolences with the family on Friday (Dec. 7th) from 3-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, 9:30am at Resurrection Parish (St. Joseph Church). Entombment with full military honors will be in the Fr. Bernard Kelly Mausoleum in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions in honor of Robert K. McJury to Honor Flight Rochester, P.O. Box 23581, Rochester, NY 14692.
Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY. Ronald Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.