Leonard "Mac" McManaway
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lost his battle with an extended illness on April 3, 2013. He was 80 years old, and is survived by his wife, Mary, his daughters, Kathy, Tammy (son-in-law David), Gina, Lisa (son-in- law Ted), his son Cliff, and his grandchildren Matthew, Mitchell, Dana, Nicole and Kailey, his brothers, Cleatus and Norman, his sister, Louise, his brother-in-law, Joe Spatafore (and wife, Gale) and sister-in-law, Patty Andelmo (and husband Don).
Mac was a veteran of the Korean War and served on active duty for six years, and then for 14 years in the National Guard. He retired from Sugardale Foods in 1993 and once retired, loved to spend his time at the flea markets and buying cars - lots of cars. He also loved to collect coins. He worked very hard at Sugardale Foods for 26 years to support his family and said "I love you" more by his actions than his words, always showing up to take care of the many things that a child needs their father for (countless handyman tasks and rescuing from broken down cars), and building sets for his wife at the North Canton Playhouse. There are many fond memories of this father and husband, but most particularly for all of the corny jokes he told at the dinner table growing up. We will miss those awful, wonderful jokes.
A memorial service will be held at a future date. Since Mac was the major set builder at the NCP for 30 years, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, any memorial donations in honor of Mac be made to the North Canton Playhouse, Attn: Memorial Fund, 525 - 7th St. NE, North Canton, Ohio, 44720. Condolences and special memories may be shared online at
Heritage Cremation Society
Published in The Repository on Apr. 7, 2013