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David Jenkins McCaa


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David Jenkins McCaa Obituary
David Jenkins McCaa, formerly of Harleysville, died March 24, 2017, in Brookings, South Dakota after a brief illness. He was 80. David was born on Nov. 5, 1936, in York, to Robert and Helen (Horton) McCaa. He grew up in Glenside and attended Franklin and Marshall College before receiving a doctorate in physics at Ohio State University, where he met his wife, Mary Miller McCaa. David spent much of his career in the research and development laboratories of CertainTeed Corp. in Blue Bell. He retired in 1999 and served in the Peace Corps in Morocco before moving to South Dakota in 2003. Community and church activities were David’s lifelong commitments. He attended Zwingli United Church of Christ of Souderton, where he served on the church council and sang in the choir. He remained active in Boy Scouts for more than 60 years and received a Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to youth. David is survived by his wife, Mary; sons Jim McCaa of Seattle, Wash. and Craig McCaa of Fairbanks, Alaska; foster sons Thang and Tien Nguyen of Lancaster, Pa. and Thuy Nguyen of Thousand Oaks, Calif; twelve grandchildren; and sister Marian Thomas of Leawood, Ks. To send condolences to the family, please visit the funeral home website below. Eidsness Funeral Home, http://www.eidsnessfuneralhome.com.
Published in Montgomery Newspapers on Apr. 2, 2017
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