Roger "Mac" McGlauflin, of Duvall, passed away at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. He was 72 years old.
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Mac was born on September 7, 1940 in Mount Vernon, Washington, the son of George and Pauline McGlauflin.
He was raised in the Bow/Edison area and graduated from Burlington-Edison High School where he was a member of the historical 1959 basketball team that played in the high school state championships.
Mac started out as a heavy duty mechanic, millwright and welder in his younger years. He was a 27 year volunteer fire fighter for the Duvall Fire Department and a reserve police officer for Duvall for 14 years. He was a full time mechanic for Redmond Fire Department for 23 years.
Mac married his grade school sweetheart Ruth Vander Vate on October 9, 1959 in Allen, Washington. Mac & Ruth moved to Duvall Washington in 1963.
Mac enjoyed traveling, barbequing, setting up the Christmas village and puttering around in his shop. His love for his family came first in his life and his family and friends will remember his great sense of humor.
Survivors include his loving wife Ruth; daughters Kim Peck of Woodinville, WA, Kris (John) Muckerheide of Kent, WA; sisters Karen (Mike) Wysk, of Sedro Woolley, WA, Virginia McCollom, of Wreka, California; and two grandchildren, Jessica and Nicole Peck.
A celebration of Mac's life will be held at 1pm Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Riverview School District Conference Room, 15510 1st Ave NE, Duvall, WA. Refreshments will follow at the Duvall Fire Station, 15600 1st Ave NE, Duvall, WA.
Arrangements are under the direction of Flintofts Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's on-line guest book at: www.flintofts.com
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on July 28, 2013