William D. McCracken (1937 - 2013)

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McCracken, William D.

Age 75, of Horseheads, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at home. He was born on April 10, 1937 to the late William and Dorothy (Kimble) McCracken. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Molly (Hatch) McCracken; children, William (Penny) McCracken Jr., Carol (Randy) Davis, Julie (Tom) Fitzpatrick, Charles McCracken and Cory (Kasey) McCracken; step-children, Debra Chandler, Douglas (Peggy) Bradley and Stacey (Art) Stamp; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Beverly, Rosemary, Joan and Diane; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. William owned and operated McCracken Excavating from the mid 1960's till 1986. In 1987 he went to work for Schweizer Aircraft and retired from there in 2003. After his retirement he went on to help operate the family's landscaping business. His favorite retirement pastime was antique tractors and spending time with his family and friends. It was Williams request that no services be held. He wanted to be remembered as he was, not as he is. Condolences can be sent to his family at 568 Crane Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.

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James D. Barrett Funeral Home
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Elmira, NY 14901
(607) 733-4629
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Published in Star-Gazette on Feb. 24, 2013
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