Malcolm W. "Mack" McMillan, 96, formerly of 566 S. Kendall Ave., passed away Saturday (Jan. 25, 2014) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
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Born Dec. 2, 1917, in Warsaw. N.Y., he was a son of the late Malcolm H. and Rosetta Yanke McMillan. On Oct. 23, 1939, in Port Allegany, he married Marion Herrington McMillan, who died Aug. 7, 2009.
He was a 1937 graduate of Salamanca High School. In January of 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served in the Pacific Theater and was honorably discharged on May 7, 1946.
Mr. McMillan was a member of the Rew United Methodist Church and the former Sawyer United Methodist Church.
Mack was employed by Pennzoil as a pumper, served as president of the union and retired 1982 after 40 years of service. Along with his wife, he also owned and operated McMillan's Store on South Kendall Avenue for 15 years.
He was a member of the IOOF #333 in Rew and was Past Noble Grand Past Patriot of the Encampment of the Odd Fellows. He was also a member and the first fire chief for the Rew Volunteer Fire Department. An avid bowler, he was a lifetime member of the Bradford Bowling Association.
Surviving are two daughters, Lorraine (Doug) Gibson of Laguna Woods, Calif., and Elora (Jay) Jones of Burke, Va.; one son, Malcolm W. "Mick" (Lynn) McMillan Jr. of Bradford; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four sisters; and two brothers.
Friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main St., where funeral and committal services will immediately follow with the Rev. Matt Blake, pastor of the Bradford Area Parish, and the Rev. Fred Moore, retired pastor, co-officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 27 to Feb. 4, 2014