Robert A. McKinley, 70, longtime resident of Baldwin, New York passed away peacefully on December 2, 2014. Beloved husband of Mary Ellen. Dear son of Joan Esposito (Late Anthony). Loving father of Christine Skaar (Christopher) and Robert McKinley. Cherished grandfather of Katie and Erin Skaar. Reposing at the Fullerton Funeral Home, Inc., 769 Merrick Rd., Baldwin, New York on Monday, December 8, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. (  Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 9:45 a.m. at St. Christopher’s Church in Baldwin, New York. Interment at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at, would be appreciated.

Thoughts & Prayers

Posted by Lucy & Gus Bitetto on
Dear Mary Ellen
Our prayers and loving thoughts are with you and your family at this sorrowful time. Bob was a great guy and will always be remembered and in our prayers. Will donate to the Society in lieu of flowers.

Our sincere condolences,
Lucy and Gus
Posted by The Pitkowsky Family on
Bob was an exceptional person. There aren't many around like him. He leaves a vacuum in this world and we will miss him dearly.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary Ellen and the entire McKinley Family.
The Pitkowsky Family
Posted by Hedy Esposito on
Dear Mary Ellen and family, It is with the deepest sadness that I heard of Bob's passing. We were very long time friends, shared some wonderful fun times for many years. Bob's smile could light up a room. We had a special bond because I am of Hungarian descent and he so loved Hungary. There are no words to convey my heartfelt sympathy to the family he loved more than anything else in life. May God bless you all and give you strength. Very sincerely - Hedy
Posted by Cathy Chiavaro on
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. I knew Bob when I worked at the NYFD. Bob was always a bright light in the office and always had a smile on his face.

My deepest sympathy to all of you. May he R.I.P.

Cathy Chiavaro
Posted by Michael Agnese on
My sincere wishes go out to Mary Ellen and the rest of Robert's family on the lost of a very great person. I am sure Robert will be missed. He was a very good person and friend.
Mike Agnese
Posted by Rich Oakley on
Dear Mary Ellen: Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. You may remember Bob and I were DEA Trainers at one time and worked together quite a bit! I was in Newark,New Jersey Field Division. Bob and I would travel back and forth to help one another! We had so much fun together!

He will be sorely missed!

Once again, please accept my deepest sympathies.

Rich Oakley
(DEA Retired)
Posted by Ken & Diane Page on
We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Posted by Tom and Rosanne Loffredo on
Dear Mary Ellen and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful man and someone who we are proud to call our friend. He will be dearly missed. If there is anything we can do to assist you in your time of need please don`t hesitate to contact us. Our prayers remain with you and your family.
With love and support,
Tom and Rosanne Loffredo
Posted by Anthony and Gabriela Cassaneto on
To Sissy, Christine, Robert, and Joan,

We were saddened by Bob's passing. He was a dedicated, loving, and gracious husband, father, grandfather, and son. Our faith speaks loudly to us at this time--Bob is at peace and has returned home to be with His God for all eternity. May his soul be at rest and you find peace in the loving embrace of our Lord and savior, Jesus the Christ.

All our love,
Anthony and Gabriela
Posted by Mary Turner on
I had the pleasure to work and travel with Bob in International Training. Wherever he went, the students loved him - his enthusiasm, his professionalism, his infectious generosity and love of life. He was truly a tribute to the best of DEA. I feel so lucky to have known him, and he will be deeply missed by many.
Posted by Michael deBenedictus on
Speaking for all the people at the Washington Irving Senior Center in the Town of Catskill; who love Robert's Mom; Joanie Esposito, we wish to offer our sincere sympathy to your family. Since the day we met Joanie, she has always spoken with great love and pride about her son Robert. We pledge to keep Joanie in good spirits and the loving care of all our members.
Personally, it was my honor, along with Edith Bentley, to meet you and receive your hospitality when we came to Baldwin out of our love for Joanie and respect for your family. Thank You ever so much and be assured that you will remain in our prayers.
Michael deBenedictus
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