Robert "Bobby" J. McDonald
May 12, 1954 - April 14, 2013
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Robert J. McDonald “#84”, age 58, lost his courageous fight with Inclusion Body Myositis on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the Appleton Medical Center. Bobby was born on May 12, 1954, son of the late Norbert and Jane McDonald. He graduated from Appleton East High School in 1972, where he proudly played football. After high…

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sharon j left a message on May 2, 2013:
just want to say that we had some good laughs. didn't meet your family just sort of stayed in the background
Mike left a message on May 2, 2013:
Rest in Peace old friend
Erin Underwood left a message on May 2, 2013:
So many of my memories growing up involved you. I remember many Thursday, summer nights spent at the races eating warm doughnuts and collecting racing cards in the pit at WIR. I will miss all of the advice that you were always so good at giving. You were such a kind and genuine person that it was always easy to tell you about what was going on in my life whenever I went over with Brittany to visit . Even though sometimes a whole year would pass without seeing you, I always felt like it had been no time at all. One of my favorite recent memories is when Brittany and I helped you clean out your garage last summer (or maybe the summer before) and we laughed and laughed about stupid things (that I don't even remember anymore!) and then you let us ride around in that little work vehicle thing all up and down the street haha!! That was such a fun day. I'll never drink another sun drop in my life without thinking of you. Thanks for being a wonderful friend, neighbor, and practically family, for almost my entire life. I sure will miss you.
Tricia Sonkowsky left a message on May 2, 2013:
It was such an honor to care for such a wonderful man. I will never forget him.
Pete Running left a message on May 2, 2013:
I have some very fond memories of Uncle Bob. I remember him racing at WIR, and the times we spent as a family traveling to watch him play football. He was also one of the "brothers in blue" (a police officer), and he never missed an opportunity to take time to talk with me about the law enforcement profession, and how much he enjoyed the job. Uncle Bob, you will be missed. With Love, Pete
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Meghan Warner left a message on May 2, 2013:
I will always remember Uncle Bob for his sense of humor! He gave me my first Corvette ride that I will never forget. He will be missed by family and friends! RIP #84! Love, Meghan
Kay left a message on May 2, 2013:
My prayers and thoughts are with family and friends.
James Peterson left a message on May 2, 2013:
Bobby was the son of my great aunt Jane (my grandmother's sister) and we grew up together, living less than a block apart in Combined Locks in the early-mid 60's. Bobby, unlike me, was very much into sports even as a child, and taught me the game of football. We spent a great deal of time together as young teens listening to music, golfing, and playing games. After I graduated from college, we worked together at Buzz Farmer's pool table store, constructing a pool hall in an empty room behind the pool table store on College Avenue, which became a popular, if notorious, teen hang-out. We lived together in a duplex between Appleton and Kimberly near Sunset Park for many months, until I left for graduate school. At the time he was racing a deuce coupe he had which took over our garage. One day he removed the coil from my car without my knowledge to race his car. We were always friends, and I regret living so far away, and not being able to reconnect with him more often over the past couple of decades. I will sorely miss him. James (Jim) Peterson
Tom left a message on May 2, 2013:
I have way to many memories to mention. All i can say is thank you for teaching me so much about life. You will always be loved and always be my best friend. Thank you!
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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