William Alfred "Al" McCauley William Alfred "Al" McCauley, beloved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, uncle and brother, dedicated public servant, and devoted Christian, died on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at the age of 98. He was born in Burnsville, West Virginia, the oldest of six children of John F. and Margaret Donaldson McCauley. Al dedicated his life to public service. Following graduation from Glenville State College, West Virginia, he began his career as a teacher. Later he became a rehabilitation counselor working with adults with disabilities. After earning a master's degree from West Virginia University, he helped to establish and became the first director of a two-year graduate program in rehabilitation counseling at the same university. He later served as regional representative in rehabilitation for the Federal government in five states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. He helped to establish the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association, serving as its executive director until his retirement. He was a life member of the National Rehabilitation Association. Al enjoyed fishing, wood working, and researching family genealogy. He liked sharing his memories of growing up in West Virginia, which for 15 years were published in the The Journal of the Braxton County (West Virginia) Historical Society. His faith in Christ provided the guiding principles of his life. He was active in his church communities most recently the First Southern Baptist Church. He supported numerous Christian organizations, and helped establish a non-profit corporation, Love in the Name of Christ, to provide assistance through local churches to those in need. He was an active member of Gideons International for over 40 years. Preceded in death by his wife, Lola Smith McCauley; he is survived by son, Dr. William C. McCauley and Bev, and grandsons, Jonathan and Evan; daughter, Jo Prouty and Bob, and grandson, Christopher; sister, Pauline Zeigler; and numerous nieces and nephews. Al will be greatly missed by family and friends who feel fortunate to have had him in their lives for so long. Funeral arrangements are with the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 East Third Street Williamsport. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, the Reverend Kenton Hunt of the First Southern Baptist Church, 89 Kimble Hill Road, Williamsport, PA 17701, will officiate at the church funeral service on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. Memorial gifts may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 1081, Williamsport, PA 17701; First Southern Baptist Church, 89 Kimble Hill Road, Williamsport, PA 17701; or West Virginia University Foundation, Alfred McCauley Memorial, 1 Waterfront Place, 7th Floor, Box 1650, Morgantown, WV 26507.
This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.