Robert D. “Bob Mack” Mukalian, Sr., 87, of Camp Hill, PA, passed away on Wednesday July 20, 2022. Born on December 4, 1934, in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Dickron Mukalian, Sr. and Victoria (Tokmajian) Mukalian. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Jamgochian) Mukalian.
Robert graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1953. Three years after graduation, he joined the United States Army and returned home in 1958. In September of 1958, Robert met Dot and were engaged and married in 1959. They would go on to raise two children, Robert and Denise. In July of 1969, he came to the Harrisburg area to start his own business, Mack Steam Cleaners and Supplies, Inc. Robert was a pioneer when it came to the steam cleaning and pressure washing industry in the area.
In his free time, Robert loved his street rods, or “hot rods” as some know them. In the ‘70’s, he coached kid’s baseball and was a Scout Master for two years at St. Timothy Church on the Carlisle Pike for Pack 196.
Early in 1996, Robert sold his business to enjoy retirement and enjoyed golfing in his newfound time.
He is survived by his son, Robert D. Mukalian, Jr. and Lynn Johnson; a daughter, Denise Mukalian Thompson and her husband David; a granddaughter Victoria Mukalian Heffner and her husband Tony; and four great grandchildren: Cassidy Lynn, Anthony Jr., Liam, and Alexis; a brother, William D. Mukalian, Sr of New Jersey; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Dorothy, and a brother Richard D. Mukalian Sr. of Philadelphia, PA.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, August 1, 2022, at Rolling Green Cemetery, 1811 Carlisle Rd, Camp Hill, PA, 17011.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in honor of Robert D. Mukalian.