Warner Mackay, 89, originally of Pittsburgh, passed away on Tuesday at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Margaret Mackay of Glenburn, where he resided for the last two-and-a-half years. He was married to Marjorie Jane Hugus of Spring Hill on the north side of Pittsburgh in 1946. Marjorie preceded him in death in August of 2002.
Warner was the son of Warner and Margaret Clark Mackay of the Fineview section of the north side of Pittsburgh. He was a graduate of Allegheny High School and served in World War from 1942 to 1945 as an Army quartermaster in the Panama Canal Zone, fighting malaria-spreading mosquitoes; he rose to the rank of sergeant. After an honorable discharge, he returned to the states and was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad as an electrician's helper. Warner was employed for years in the dairy distribution industry, first by the Otto Milk Company of Smallman Street in Pittsburgh. He worked local retail delivery for several years before delivering dairy products wholesale to markets large and small. Following the close of Otto Milk, he worked at several other dairies including the Farm Daily retiring at age 70. Warner was a member of the Free & Accepted Masons at the Parian Lodge No. 662 in Beaver Falls, Pa.
He is survived by a son, Ronald Mackay and his wife, Margaret; a daughter, Lynn York of Rockford, Illinois; grandchildren, Garrett Clark Mackay; Elizabeth Circle and husband, Gregory II; and Steven York of West Virginia; granddaughters, Shannan Rhae Mackay Hays of Houston, Texas; and Tyler Mackay of Dallas, Texas; great-grandsons, Brandon Cooper Hays and Gregory Circle III.
A private service will be held in Pittsburgh for immediate family members, where Warner will be laid to rest with his beloved mother. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
The family would like thank Caregivers of American and their excellent staff, Stacy, JJ and Sue for all their help during this difficult period.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
of NEPA at 57 N. Franklin Ave. Wilkes-Barre, PA. 18701-1309.
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