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Fletcher - Gordon A. MacRae, 99, of Universal Healthcare died on July 16, 2012 after a brief illness.

Born on July 16, 1913 in New Brunswick, Canada to Hulda and Andrew MacRae, he was one of ten children. Mr. MacRae was preceded in death by his wife, Adele of 68 years, his parents, sisters: Jenny, Iva, Mabel, Della, and Rita, and brothers: Henry, Melvin, Ray, and Ritchie.

Gordon spent much of his life in New York and New Jersey until he and his wife retired to Maggie Valley, NC to golf in 1976. He was a member of the Maggie Valley Country Club for 33 years and placed in many golf tournaments. Gordon was also a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Waynesville.

Before retirement he worked as a Senior Project Manager in the Engineering Department of what is now Zurn Industries. Gordon designed water systems for towns and, several years before retirement he specialized in large complex demineralizing plants.

He is survived by his daughter, Carol MacRae of Asheville, son, Gordon R. MacRae and his wife, Barbara of Denver, granddaughter, Christi Newton and her husband, Michael of Colorado, and several nieces and nephews in Canada.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 305 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or to a .

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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on July 22, 2012
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