Sterling MacGregor Jr.

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Sterling "Mac" MacGregor Jr., 86, of West Scranton, died March 9 at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center.

Born in Scranton, son of the late Sterling Sr. and Florence Chambers MacGregor, he was a 1945 graduate of West Scranton High School. Mac enlisted to faithfully serve with the Navy during World War II. His dedication to the country prevailed. He began his career serving 30 years with the Air Force and attained the rank of sergeant. During this time he traveled the world, and was active not only during World War II, but also the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was awarded many medals and citations for his courage and outstanding valor. For many years, he resided in Colorado and New Mexico before returning to Scranton. He was a member of the Embury United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Martha Ott; a niece, Carol Koval and husband, William; and a nephew, Brian Ott, all of Taylor; a great-niece, Dana Pezzuti; and a great-nephew, William M. Koval.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, John.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center for the excellent care they provided.

Private graveside services by the Rev. Arthur Davis with military honors by the Air Force will be held at Abington Hills Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor.

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Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 16, 2014
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