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December 22, 2013
Babette,

Many fond memories of our fun times together at Our Lady of Mercy and the Very Senior Prom, just for one special event, with Mac's Big Bands. God Bless Mac and the entire McGarry Family,

Fondly,

Glory and Tom Sullivan
December 19, 2013
Mrs. McGarry, Steve, Laura, Mark, Andrea,
Thank you for your friendship. May you find comfort in God's word. JOHN 3:16
December 19, 2013
Dear McGarry family...

Mac was one of the all time greats in television but he was also a wonderful, kind and loving person...he will be missed by his television faamily.

Max A. Schindler & Max J. Schindler
December 18, 2013
Dear McGarrys,

Was deeply saddened by Mac's passing. He was always very kind to me. An amazing broadcaster and friend. Our prayers and thoughts to the family.
December 18, 2013
Dear Babette, Steve, Laura, Mark & Andrea - We were so saddened to hear about Uncle Mac's passing. Bill and I are glad to have spent some time with him and all of you this year. I'm praying that you will find comfort in your memories in the days and months ahead. He was loved by many and will be missed by all. Sending warm hugs and all our love.
December 18, 2013
Babette and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. With great sympathy.

Love, Shirley Starnes (Mickey's daughter)
December 18, 2013
Dear Mrs. McGarry, Steve, Laura, Mark, Andrea and the rest of the McGarry clan:

May God give your family strength during this difficult time. You are all in our prayers over here at the Polglase house.

My sisters and I will always remember our "Uncle Mac" as having something kind or encouraging to say to us every time we were fortunate to have our paths cross with his. What a unique and gentle soul he was. I'm sure he and my dad are having a great time together once again.

In Christ,

Bill "Malone" Polglase
December 17, 2013
To Mary, Liz, Babette and family -

I was deeply saddened to hear of Uncle Mac's passing. We always lived pretty far away, so we didn't get to see him very often. We used to visit when I was a kid and I recall him "interviewing" me about what was going on in my young life. Mac was the best uncle ever - I will cherish those fond memories forever!
December 17, 2013
Andrea, Michael, Eileen & Brendan,
We are so sorry for your loss. What a legacy your dad has left ~ so much love for him surrounds you all. We are sending you strength and love during this difficult time.
Love,
John, Melissa, Kendall & Macie
December 17, 2013
Mac brought joy to so many through his warm and professional hosting of It's Academic. I would like to express deepest thanks and sympathy to his family.
December 17, 2013
Mac, You were and will always be an inspiration to me. What a wonderful legacy you have left. Michael
December 17, 2013
Mark and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear father. Our prayers are the family. Lean on God for he is the Hearer of prayer-PS.65:2
December 16, 2013
You lived a long life a special mightyness from God. May the God of comfort be with you. Psalms 90:10
December 16, 2013
It is very sad to hear of Mac's passing. I saw an interview with him on News 4 a few months ago, and he was healthy, and very happy with his retirement from "It's Academic". I am a member of a metro D.C. area homebrew club, a membership that includes an alumni from the Quiz show, as well as the current IA coach for the Holton Arms school. We will all miss Mac, and we extend our sympathies to his surviving family.
December 15, 2013
Enjoy watching your show. May you rest in paradise.
December 15, 2013
Jim and I are saddened by Mac's death. We remember such a wonderful man and what a good friend he was.
We know he will be missed by all.

Jim and Susan Marsh
Prairie Village, KS
December 15, 2013
I enjoyed Mac McGarry weekdays on WRC radio in Washington, D.C. He had a mellifluous voice and a great personality. My prayers are with him and his family.
December 14, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 14, 2013
Mac was truly one a kind -- a warm and witty man, and a loving and loyal friend. He and my father, Bob Morison, were classmates at Regis H.S. In New York City, a friendship they kept up--even if by long distance--for seven decades. Mac also introduced my father to my mother, who lived in Mac's Jackson Heights neighborhood. When my family and I moved to DC 15 years ago, we were fortunate enough to meet him and Babette, a couple of times with my father. Great times and memories. You will be missed.
December 14, 2013
TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FANS, MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY
MAY YOU FIND COMFORT FROM PSALM 94:19.
December 14, 2013
To the family.
I am sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort grant you peace in your time of grief.
December 14, 2013
Sympathy and prayers are sent to the family during this sad time. May the Almighty God grant you comfort and peace. 1 Cor. 15:26
December 14, 2013
God rest your soul, Mac. You were one of the best, period, and I will never forget the times I met you and wrote to you, and you will be missed. My condolences to Babette and the rest of your family, and also to the "It's Academic" family as well. (I'm enclosing a photo of us from May 14, 2011.)
December 14, 2013
Steve

We were so sorry to hear about your father. We are thinking of you across the miles.

Audrey and Randy Zeibert
December 14, 2013
I met Mac when our daughter was on It's Academic twice 2008+09. He was warm, witty, professional and gave of himself to make that show for high school academics to shine. My the McGarry family be comforted by God's love and peace, knowing Mac left a legacy.
December 14, 2013
May the GOD of all comfort be with you at this time of your sorrow 2COR.3,4
December 14, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. We can be assured that both God and his son, Jesus, understand our feelings or emotions can sympathize with us. John 11:30-35
December 14, 2013
McGarry Family,
May the "God of all comfort" sustain you during your bereavement. 2 Cor.1:3
December 14, 2013
Mr mcgarry was my beloved uncle John Callaghan's roommate at Fordham and long standing dear friend for over sixty years. I vividly recall stories from my mother of Mac, Vin,and John in their early days in Pittsfield Ma. Their pure Irish repartee and charming banter was legendary and endeared them to all in their vicinity. God bless Mac McGarry and may St. Peter be quizzed on Mac's way through the gates! Chris Bova
December 14, 2013
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
December 14, 2013
My deepest sympathies and condolences to the friends and family of Mr. McGarry. May the family be comforted from our Father in heaven.
December 14, 2013
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
December 14, 2013
May God continue to comfort all who loved Mac McGarry. We can all look forward to the time when death will be no more and instead of tears of sorrow there will be tears of happiness. I know he will be missed by many.
December 14, 2013
To the McGarry family,
I am so sorry to read about your loss. May the 'peace of a God that excels all thought be with you'. Phillipians 4:6,7
December 14, 2013
May the peace of God be with you all during this time of deep sorrow.
December 14, 2013

Be comforted in knowing that God is with you during this difficult time and
that there are friends that also share your sorrow with you. I find Psalm
121 to be very comforting during these times.
December 14, 2013
With decency and uncommon humility, you have cast a giant shadow.
Enjoy your peaceful slumber
December 13, 2013
I know life going to be so hard without Mr McGarry, so i wish you peace, love and happiness. ...
December 13, 2013
Mac was a terrific radio show host who always made his celebrity guests feel comfortable, and his music selections were the greatest.
December 13, 2013
Lagrone
December 13, 2013
My sincere condolences to the family. May the God who supplies endurance and comfort be with you in the days ahead-Romans 15:5. E.D. Park Forest, IL.
December 13, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 13, 2013
To a great man of his talents on local and national media
MAC McGARRY~~!!!
December 13, 2013
To very great man on the air. I met Mac at WRC-TV Studios years ago,. He was always a smiling and like to joke around with his sense of humor. How many people you know that in the media business today? He was the greatest,yes the local people who miss him I hope they have a t.v.special about his good broadcasting career on TV 4 I hope they left me know so I can get a copy of it... Send it to me at

Scott Marshall 1917 Antrim Ct. Middletown,Ohio 45042
Thanks ...My friend, Mac Rest in Peace ...Please let the LORD give you the job of handling all the future Bible Questions to his people.....John 3:16
December 13, 2013
Mac was brilliant and shared his talents with many - I was one who
was fortunate to have him as a mentor. Some fifty-seven years ago,
he guided me as I started a career in broadcasting as a vacation relief
announcer at WBUF-TV in Buffalo,New York. The station was an owned
and operated NBC outlet and Mac was there for a spell helping the
network with this new project. He selfishly guided me that summer and
for the early part of my career. I can still hear him saying " Stick with
me kid " and I did and owe him so much for his guidance and kindness.
Our thoughts and prayers to his beautiful " Babs " and his children.
He always has and will continue to be remembered with love for just
being himself - may you rest in peace dear friend.
Dave and Patti Boreanaz
aka Dave Thomas - aka Dave Roberts
December 13, 2013
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