Robert H. McCreery age 88, 321 East High Street Portland passed away Sunday afternoon in the Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland. He was born September 11, 1925 in Muncie, the son of Herman and Margaret (McKinley) McCreery. He was married December 21, 1947 to Helen Brown who survives. He served with the U.S. Army during WW II. He was a Metallurgical Engineer at Teledyne Portland Forge retiring in 1990.
He was a Eagle Scout and graduated from Muncie Burris High School in 1943, he earned his B.S. from Purdue University, Member of Zion Lutheran Church, Life member of American Society Mechanical Engineers, Life member American Society Metals, Licensed Professional Engineer, Trustee ASM International, Fellow ASM International, Past President of Portland Rotary Club and Rotary Foundation, Paul Harris Rotary Fellow, former Portland City Councilman, Stephen Minister, member of American Legion Post #211, member of Scottish Rite and Jay Lodge #87 F&AM, Cincinnatus League Hall of Fame Lifetime of Services recipient, Who’s Who in Engineering, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Indiana Lives, International Biography and Engineers of Distinction, Author of several technical articles including Non Destructive Case Depth Measurements and Effects of Reduction on Strand Cast Steel.
He was a heart transplant recipient on February 14, 1990.
Surviving are his wife Helen, Two daughters Ann McCreery Oswalt of Hartford City and Sarah Brown McCreery of Warsaw, One brother James McCreery of Brandon, MS. Two grandchildren Courtney Oswalt and Scott Wappes.
Memorial services will at a later date. Baird-Freeman Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements. Memorials can be made to the Robert and Helen McCreery Scholarship Fund through the Portland Foundation.