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Harry E. McCracken


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Harry E. McCracken Obituary
Harry E. McCracken, 95, a longtime resident of Penn Township, died Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Walden's View Personal Care Home. He was born May 16, 1922, in Westmoreland City, a son of the late Frank and Cora M. (Dullinger) McCracken, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Doris M. (Dudley) McCracken; a daughter, Susan Lynn McCracken; and 15 siblings. Harry was a World War II Army veteran serving as a medic in the 99th Infantry Division, and was a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient. He retired as a foreman for Westinghouse Electric Corp., East Pittsburgh. He was past president of the 99th Infantry Division reunion committee, a member and former chief of Westmoreland City VFD, a life member of Penn Township Rescue 6, served on the Penn Township Youth Commission, was a longtime volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the former Jeannette District Memorial Hospital, was a Medicare counselor through the Apprise program, and received the Jefferson Award for volunteerism. He was a member of Norwin Christian Church, North Huntingdon. Surviving are his children, Sharon L. (William) Bone, of North Huntingdon, Virginia McCracken Stump, of Westmoreland City, and Daniel (Pamela) McCracken, of Manor; his grandchildren, Penny Toniolo, William Bone III, Christopher (Jacklyn) McCracken, and Jamie (Christopher) Weary; his great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Jacob, Emma, Jaxson, Megan, Conlan, and Abigail; also many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with Pastor Terry Erwin officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to Camp Van Dorn World War II Museum, 138 E. Main St., Centreville, MS 39631. For online condolences, please visit snyderfuneralservices.com.
Published in Penn Trafford Star from May 4 to May 10, 2018
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