Robert A. McCullough

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Robert A. McCullough

Robert A. McCullough, 86, a groundskeeper at Geico Insurance Co. for 40 years until
retiring in 1993, died April 10, 2004 of cancer at the Washington Home in the District.

Mr. McCullough, a native Washingtonian, graduated from
Western High School in
1936.
He was a short-order cook at Sholl's Colonial Cafeteria in downtown Washington
and served in the Army during World War II in the Pacific theater. He loved Sholl's
cafeteria. He was so proud of working at the downtown Washington eating institution,
recalled family friend Pat Fowler. She and another friend took Mr. McCullough to the
restaurant -- known for its tasty, inexpensive meals -- before it closed for good in 2001.

He was a member for 57 years of Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church,
serving as an usher and as part of the finance committee. He also bowled and played
bridge. He was a real old-fashion kind of guy, Fowler said. He never failed to say thank
you. Even when he was dying in the hospital, he told the nurses thank you.

He leaves no immediate survivors.