Robert McBurney

Born in Oskaloosa, IA
Departed on Nov 24, 2018

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Robert James McBurney, Jr., 86, of Cedar Rapids, passed away November 24, 2018 at St. Luke’s Unity Point Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Per his wishes, he was cremated. Memorial Service: 11:00 am Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel with visitation one hour prior to service. Inurnment: Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa at a later date. 

Robert was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the only child of Robert Sr. and Geraldine McBurney. During the Korean War, he proudly served in the United States Air Force.  After graduating from William Penn University, Robert married Janice Floyd on December 28, 1960 in Oskaloosa.  He went on to teach science and coach basketball in Marengo, Bettendorf, and Taft Middle School in Cedar Rapids. 

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Janice McBurney; son, Jay Robert (Christa) McBurney; and two grandchildren, Madeleine and Elliott McBurney. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army or Habitat for Humanity in memory of Robert. 

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