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William F. McCracken Jr., 88

November 18, 2011

William F. McCracken Jr., 88, Brookville, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at home.

He was born May 26, 1923, in Brookville, a son of the late William Floyd and Harriet Edna (Ballentine) McCracken Sr.

June 11, 1949, in Corsica, he married Mary R. Temchulla, who survives.
Mr. McCracken was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Marines in the Pacific Theater, 2nd Division, with campaigns in Saipan and Okinawa.

He worked as an engineer for the Pittsburgh & Shawmut Railroad in Brookville.

Mr. McCracken was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Independent Baptist Church, the United Transportation Union, and he was an avid sports fan. He also enjoyed the outdoors and especially spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include three sons, William J. McCracken, Robert E. McCracken and Mark A. McCracken and wife Laura, all of Roseville; two daughters, Linda Brosius and husband John of Coolspring, and Diane Melton and husband Rob of Brookville; a brother, Thomas McCracken and wife Patricia of Brookville; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George A. McCracken; and a sister, Eris E. Parker.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the funeral home with Pastor James Chase and Pastor Clair Heitzenrater officiating, and military services accorded by VFW Post 204 and American Legion Post 102 of Brookville.

Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery (Windy Hill), Rose Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Independent Baptist Church, P.O. Box 296, Route 322, Corsica, Pa. 15829.

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