2011-02-11 / Obits

Robert J. McCandless


Robert J. McCandless, 76, a longtime Rockaway resident, died January 31.

McCandless was born on June 30, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York. He worked for the New York City Department of Sanitation. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

McCandless was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryne (nee Fatone); children, Wayne T. (Anna), Joanne Healy (Dennis) and Robert (Mary); brothers, Thomas and James; grandchildren, Bob, Brian, Christina, Dennis, Kelli and Matthew; and great-granddaughter, Kayla.

A funeral was held at St. Francis de Sales Church, Belle Harbor. Disposition remained private.

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