Robert E. McDonald, a partner and familiar face at Park Place Wines and Liquors in East Hampton Village over the years, died in Sebastian, Fla., on Aug. 3. He was 85 and had heart problems for three years.
Born in Nova Scotia to Elmer McDonald and Zenobia Pehipas McDonald on March 8, 1928, Mr. McDonald was raised in East Hampton, on Huntting Lane. He attended the East Hampton schools and was on the East Hampton High School football team.
Mr. McDonald married Eiwor Carnolf of Stockholm Sweden, who survives him, on Oct. 26, 1963. The couple built a house on West Way in East Hampton in 1963, where their daughters were raised. Although best known at the liquor store, he also had worked for Parsons Electric, a store on Newtown Lane in the village. The couple moved to Florida eight years ago after he retired.
Mr. McDonald enjoyed fishing, often with his daughters, and also set lobster pots for many years. He loved to hunt and to play golf, which he continued to enjoy during his retirement, in addition to watching golf and football on television.
An Army veteran of the Korean War, Mr. McDonald was wounded there in the battle of the Chosin Reservoir.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Anette McDonald of Southampton and Heidi McDonald of Vero Beach, Fla. A brother, Donald T. McDonald of East Hampton, also survives. A private family service is to be held at a later date.