Maurice S. (Mac) MacGoldrick, 90, of Phoenixville, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2014. He was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on March 22nd 1923 to Maurice and Tilly Scott MacGoldrick.
A master cabinet maker, Mac began his career in woodworking at the Milton Hershey Industrial School in Hershey, Pa., graduating in 1941. He honed his cabinet-making skills at T.W. Hammond Bros., Lumber & Millwork, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., interrupted by his service in the U.S. Army
Air Corps as an Aerial Gunner and Cabinet Maker, serving in England and France during WWII
from March 1943 until his honorable discharge in March 1946. After returning from military service, he married another veteran, Army Nurse Madolyn Bette Cunningham, of Altoona, Pa, on April 27th 1946. They were married for 67 years.
Mac opened his own cabinet shop in 1973, turning out some of the finest custom wood cabinets and furniture. He continued working, never considering retiring from doing what he loved to do best, until he became ill in October 2013. Mac is survived by his wife, Madolyn, his sister Emma (Robert) Taylor of Tampa, Fla., their 2 children Robert S. (Lorie) MacGoldrick, of Syracuse, Utah, and Donna L. Rennard of Phoenixville, Pa., six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers Milo and George MacGoldrick and his sister Viola (Franklyn) Martin.
In his youth, he enjoyed processing his own photographs and building a boat. He later owned and piloted his motorized hang glider in the skies over south-eastern Pennsylvania. Only illness and death would keep him from his "morning meeting" with his friends at the Spring-Ford Diner in Spring City, to whom he bids Hail and Farewell.
Mac's relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service in the Devlin Rosmos Kepp & Gatcha Funeral Home, 517 S. Main Street at Fourth Avenue, Phoenixville, Pa. on Monday, January 27th at 7 p.m. with Pastor John Shantz officiating. A viewing will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Funeral Home prior to the service. Burial with military honors will be Tuesday, January 28th at 12:30 p.m. in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.