OBITUARY: Maurice L. “Mac” McCarney

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Maurice L. “Mac” McCarney, age 88, of Gearhart Road, Greencastle, and a resident of Quincy Retirement Home for the last two years, died at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012 in the nursing home.

Born July 30, 1923 in Mont Alto, he was the son of the late Norman George and Lillian Mae (Watt) McCarney. Mac married M. LaFerren (Crist) McCarney in August 1951.

In his earlier years, he was manager of the Penn Dairies Ice Cream Store in Waynesboro, he worked for the former Paul Bowders Meat Market, Bordens Ice Cream Co. and last was a supervisor at Grove Manufacturing in Shady Grove. Following retirement, he worked as a greeter at Walmart.

He was a former member of the Owls Club of Waynesboro and the Frank L. Carbaugh American Legion Post 373 of Greencastle.

Mac was a member of the Otterbein United Brethren Church of Greencastle.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II.

Surviving family, in addition to his wife of 60 years, are one daughter, Cindy Leckron and husband, Keith, of Greencastle; granddaughter, Niki Leckron Kauffman, and husband, Rob, of Chambersburg; great-granddaughter, Abby Kauffman; great-grandsons, Will, Andrew and Caleb Kauffman; a niece whom he helped raise, Kathy Diller, and husband, Gary, of Chambersburg; great nephew, Gary Diller and wife, Nikki, and their sons Ray, Will, Noah of Fayetteville; great nephew Duane Diller and wife, Leah, and their sons Dakota and Drake of Shippensburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert and George McCarney; three sisters, Rozelle McCarney Rock, Mae McCarney Nunemaker, Joy McCarney Neal; and a granddaughter, Melissa Leckron, who died in 1995.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 30 from the Otterbein United Brethren Church, 146 Leitersburg St., Greencastle, with Rev. David G. Rawley officiating.

Interment will follow the service in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

There will be a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at Otterbein United Brethren Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the Building Fund of the Otterbein United Brethren Church, 146 Leitersburg St., Greencastle, PA 17225.

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Arrangements were handled by the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home of Greencastle.