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Richard J. McCready

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Richard "Dick" J. McCready

92, of Cloverdale, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away on March 29, 2013 at Putnam County Hospital. He was born in Indianapolis on April 15, 1920 to William Arthur and Martha Jane McCready. He graduated from Howe Military in 1939 and went on to attend Butler College where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Dick was an Army Veteran, serving during WWII. In Germany he was taken prisoner and also suffered the loss of his arm. He was later awarded two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star, the Silver Star and the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters. He later returned to Howe Military as a Tactical Officer. Dick then spent 35 years as an insurance adjuster. He was a 32nd degree Mason, 25 year member of Pentalpha Blue Lodge, Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine, Shrine Club, Lions Club, Spencer American Legion, where he was a Commander twice and a member of the Honor Guard, a Life Member of American Legion VFW, DAV, a member of the 40 & 8 Order of the Purple Heart and Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his daughter, Vicki (Joe) Silva of Cloverdale; two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Violet, and a sister.

A graveside service will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Military graveside services will be provided by the Spencer American Legion and VFW. Friends may visit from 1-2pm at the cemetery.

West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer is assisting the family.

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Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Mar. 31, 2013
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