Robert L. PUCHALLA
PUCHALLA, Robert L. age 91, of Saint Petersburg, FL, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016. He was born in Cleveland, OH, on August 6, 1925 to the late Leo F. Puchalla and Amelia (Gliebe) Puchalla. He was a veteran of the United States Marines, having served during WWII. After the war, Robert was an educator/coach for over 55 years. He earned his doctorate at the age of 75 and his life's goal was to make a difference in one child's life a year. Robert is survived by his brother and best friend, Edward Puchalla (Kathleen) of Wakefield, RI; son, Mark Lee Puchalla (Nancy) of Olive Branch, MS; daughter and caregiver, Renee Ann Puchalla of Tampa; granddaughters, Ashley and Amanda Puchalla and Madeline Massey; niece, Maggie Thompson; nephews, Edward, Chris, and Dominic Puchalla; their many family members and friends. A graveside service was held October 14 at Florida National Cemetery where Robert was laid to rest with military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society of the United States at: www.memorial-donations.org . Online condolences may be shared with the family at: www.andersonmcqueen.com .
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