Robert B. "Bob" McEachran
March 17, 1939 – May 26, 2018
Robert Barnard "Bob" McEachran, age 79, of Sarasota, Florida passed away peacefully from complications of Parkinson's on Saturday May 26, 2018. Bob was born March 17, 1939 in Minneapolis, MN to the late Dr. Gordon and Elsie McEachran.
Bob graduated from West High in 1957 and attended the University of Minnesota. He joined the United States Marine Corp in 1961 and served in Vietnam from 1964-1965 as a helicopter pilot with HMM365, receiving 15 air medals. Bob joined Pan Am in 1967 and retired from Delta Airlines as a Captain.
Bob enjoyed traveling, boating, fishing, antique cars, hot rods and ranching on his property in Montana.
He will be remembered for his sense of humor, ready smile and his ability to fix anything.
Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Kathleen Flynn McEachran; loving children, Molly Burns (William) and Michele Zeitz (Doug Heuer); brother, Dr. James McEachran DDS and cherished grandson, Gordon Thomas Zeitz. He is preceded in death by his son, Thomas McEachran.
A Visitation will be held from 4:30 PM until the time of Service at 5:30 PM on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Palms-Robarts Funeral Home, 170 Honore Ave., Sarasota, FL 34232. Bob will be laid to rest at Sarasota National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson Research Foundation, 5969 Cattleridge Blvd., Suite 100, Sarasota, FL 34232 or The Pines of Sarasota Foundation, 1501 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmsrobartsfuneralhome.com for the McEachran family.
- Gordon McEachran, Father
- Elsie (Barnard) McEachran, Mother
- Kathleen Flynn McEachran, Beloved Wife of 56 years
- Molly & William Burns, Daughter & Husband
- Michele Zeitz & Doug Heuer, Daughter & Husband
- Thomas McEachran, Son
- Dr. James McEachran DDS, Brother
- Gordon Thomas Zeitz, Cherished Grandson
Parkinson Research Foundation
5969 Cattleridge Blvd. Suite 100 , Sarasota, Florida 34232
The Pines of Sarasota Foundation
1501 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, Florida 34236
- Visitation Thursday, May 31, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, May 31, 2018