Robert P. "RP" McDonald

August 2, 1946December 27, 2013
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Funeral services for Robert P. “RP” McDonald Jr., age 67 of Ogdensburg will be held Friday) January 3, 2014 at 11:00am at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Jay Seymour officiating. Burial will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8pm at the funeral home. Mr. McDonald passed away at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center on Dec 27, 2013 after being stricken at home. Surviving is his wife Cynthia Burns-McDonald; a son Collin McDonald & his wife Hayley of Columbia SC; four daughters Sarah Salomon of Chicago IL, Joclyn McDonald of Denver Co., Jillian Wright & her husband Danalo of Annapolis MD, and Courtney “Hoobee” McDonald of Ogdensburg; grandchildren Lucas P. McDonald, Tyler & Jordan Wright, Yael & Leah Salomon; three sisters Anne McDonald of Sarasota FL, Judith & her husband Dr. Richard Norman of Rochester, NY, and Emilie & her husband Dr. J. Thomas LaMont of Boston MA; along with several nieces, nephews & cousins. His brother Adrian McDonald predeceased him. “RP” was born on August 2, 1946 in Ogdensburg, a son of the late Robert P. Sr. & Emilie (Oneil) McDonald. He graduated from OFA in 1964 and attended St. Bonaventure University for a short time then entered the US Navy from 1966 to 1970. Following his honorable discharge, he continued his education at Jefferson Community College and Indiana University where he obtained a political science degree. He was employed in sales for many years working for various auto dealers and insurance companies. He also co-owned and operated Double RR’s Auto. “RP” was a member of the Ogdensburg Elks, VFW, American Legion, Ogdensburg Bridge Club and the American Contract Bridge League where he became a Life Master. He also enjoyed his pets; “Buggy”, “Baby” and “Sister” along with golfing, playing cards, socializing with friends, listening to 60’s & 70’s music and spending time with his family. RP enjoyed watching the OFA Blue Devil’s sports and keeping statistics on basketball and football games. Memorial contributions can be made to the Dr. Ravinder N. Argarwal Renal Center, 124 Ford Avenue; Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Condolences can also be shared online at


  • Calling Hours Thursday, January 2, 2014
  • Calling Hours Thursday, January 2, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 3, 2014

Robert P. "RP" McDonald

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January 4, 2014

We knew RP in the 60's he was funny and lots of fun

The Stark girls

Stephanie Stark

January 4, 2014

We knew Rp in the 60's he was funny and fun
Rest in Peace RP

ceil briggs

January 3, 2014

cindy and family...i feel like i've known r p all his life, as indeed i have, being a friend of emilys...long years of listening and watching the antics of her kid brother....alwys bringing a smile to our faces....they're all memories now, but visions of rp will always bring smiles to our faces...he fought a great long battle and cindy, you were there beside him through it all.. God bless..
ceil and john briggs

Kathy Walker

January 2, 2014

I am sorry for your loss Cindy. Bobby was my first friend. I was five and he was four. Together we tried to teach Brownie and Checkers how to jump rope, ice skate, and race us to the corner of Elizabeth and Green Street. Even though years may have passed between our conversations, we always had an immediate connection as the time lapse simply disappeared in the dust. I treasure my many Bobby memories!

Butch & CJ Barry

January 2, 2014

To All the McDonald Family
Our deepest sympathy to the McDonald family.
RP was a true friend and the Barrys were very fortunate to have experienced down-to-earth wit and humor.

Joseph Montroy

January 2, 2014

Cindy and family,
Sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy.
Joe Montroy

Michael McDonald

January 1, 2014

Cindy, from one and all in my McDonald family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family..i can relate 50 plus years of memories. wild,funny,crazy,heartfelt, but mostly hilarious! my uncle, your husband was a best pal from that first time i remember him wheeling me and my brothers around his living room in his newspaper delivery bag and tossing us on the couch as we howled with many of us have so many fun memories and tales to tell..RP will be sorely missed..

Dick/Sandy Fox

January 1, 2014

Dear Cindy and family;

We were saddened to hear of RP's passing. Having known him most of my life I was shocked when the news came. We are near the same age. Our condolences to your family at this time. Our prayers are with all of you.

Sincerely; Dick & Sandy Fox (from FL)

Dave/Anne Donnelly

December 31, 2013

Cindy & family, Our deepest sympathy in the loss of RP. May you find comfort in your memories. Dave & Anne Donnelly

Tom Little

December 31, 2013

Our sympathies to your family. RP will be missed by his many friends.

Tom and Cindy(Ryan) Little