Obituary of Robert McBrearty
Robert A. McBrearty passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on April 15, 2018. Age 91.
Born in Phila., PA, Robert was a Delran resident since 1957. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was employed as a metallurgist/Non-Destructive engineer for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In his younger days, Robert was a minor league pitcher in the St. Louis Browns organization, later coached baseball at Murray State University, and coached his children in both softball and baseball. He was a member of the WW II LST Association, Delran Senior Citizens Club and The Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Beloved husband of the late Mary E. McBrearty (nee Hoar). Devoted father of Robert A. McBrearty, Jr., Mary E. Beckman (Bradley), Colleen A. Pestana (Frank), Michael W. McBrearty, Kelly A. McBrearty and Timothy J. McBrearty (Christie). Loving grandfather of Maureen McBrearty, Kevin McBrearty, Tierney Standring, Conor Standring, Colleen Beckman, Morgan McBrearty, Daniel Beckman, Megan McBrearty and Kyle McBrearty. He was famous among his 9 grandchildren for his "burnt pancakes with a Vermont snowstorm" of powdered sugar.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the viewing Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm at the Chadwick Memorial Home, 154 Webster St., Riverside, NJ 08075. Funeral service 9 am on Wednesday at the funeral home followed by interment at Beverly National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Counsel Home, 116 Heulings Ave., Riverside, NJ 08075.