Walter A. McCann

Obituary
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Walter A. "Walt" McCann, 87, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, and is now in the Lord's loving arms. He desired to die at his home in San Francisco, Calif., where he lived for nearly 50 years, and God granted his wish.

Walt was born in Wilkes-Barre during The Great Depression and was the son of Walter and Elizabeth Cain McCann.

He never forgot his meager upbringing as a young child and how fortunate he was to have family that cared for him after his father died at a very young age. He was grateful and fondly remembered his days with Aunt Helen and Uncle Meyer Moyer along with Aunt Agnes and Uncle Bill Haley from Locust Gap.

Walt served honorably in the U.S. Air Force as a medic during the Korean War, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He was awarded the National Defense and Good Conduct medals.

Following his time in the service, he enrolled and graduated from San Francisco College with a bachelor of arts degree. He was an inspector for the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority until his retirement.

Walt was preceded in death by his brothers, Michael, James (Emilie) and Gerald, and by his infant sister.

Surviving is his brother, John (Joanne), Ashley; sisters-in-law, Margaret, Croydon; and Virginia, Wilkes-Barre; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a very dear college friend, Charles "Bill" Dransfield, Windsor, Calif.

Walt truly loved his Irish heritage, his family and his Catholic faith. He was a proud member of Most Holy Redeemer Parish in San Francisco and considered the parishioners his extended family. He was a kind, loving and generous person who leaves behind saddened hearts with many fond memories.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday by Monsignor Thomas M. Muldowney, vicar general for the Diocese of Scranton. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Twp.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the Mass in St. Leo's Church, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley.

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St. Leo's Church
33 Manhattan St.
Ashley, PA 18706
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Sept. 13, 2018
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