Robert (Bob) Edward McCallops Born November 13, 1932 died peacefully on November 14, 2021, having just celebrated his 89th birthday. Bob was surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his beautiful loving wife, Dora McCallops of 67 years; his children, Susan (Gregg) Spindler, Patricia Lesser, Cindy (Bill) Lusk, and John (Evelyn) McCallops; grandchildren, RJ Lusk, Tamara Spindler, Timothy Lusk, Cody McCallops, Trevor McCallops, Patrick Lusk, Matthew Spindler, Emily McCallops and Michael McCallops; his great grandchildren, Braydon McCallops and Nicolas Milcendeau; his brother, John (Judy) McCallops and several nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by his loving granddaughter, Maegan Spindler, and sisters, Janet and Joyce.
Bob and Dora met when Bob was a special forces paratrooper in the 82nd airborne division stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. They were married on December 11, 1954 in South Carolina and relocated to Syracuse, NY a year later where they remained and raised their family.
Bob retired from the railroad as a conductor after 30+ years. He spent many years traveling with Dora where they visited friends and family across the country. When not traveling Bob could be found helping anyone in need of assistance with projects or repairs. The last several years Bob spent much of his time sitting in his garage with Dora greeting neighbors as they walked by.
Bob and Dora moved their family to North Syracuse in the early 70s. Over the years, Bob enjoyed working to continue to tailor the home to their dreams. They resided there ever since, surrounded by their loving family and neighbors.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 19th 4:30 PM-6 PM at New Comer Cremations & Funerals with a service to follow.
Donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association.
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