John W. Mack Sr. Emma B. Mack
John W. Mack Sr., 8T, of Hatfield, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. He was joined by his wife, bmma B. (Beans) Mack, 86, who died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.
Mr. Mack was born June 25, 1925, in Hatboro, a son of the late Joseph and Wincenta Mack. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served his country honorably during World War II in the Pacific. John attended Spring Garden Institute and was a member of the Steamfitters Union Local No. 420 for over 50 years, retiring in 1986. His hobbies included sailing on the Chesapeake, vacationing at the beach and playing the organ and accordion.
Mrs. Mack was born April 4, 1926, in Southampton, a daughter of the late Harry and bthel Beans. She attended Central College in Pella, Iowa, and was employed as a supervisor with Bell Telephone in Philadelphia. A dedicated homemaker, she loved baking for her family, especially chocolate chip cookies, pies and fudge.
The couple is survived by their children, Janet Smith and her husband, Michael, of Lansdale, John Mack and his wife, Daisy, of Worcester, Barry Mack and his fiancpe, Raquel, of North Wales and James Mack and his wife, Patricia, of Blue Bell; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Mack is survived by his sister Helen Pennick of Camp Hill. Mrs. Mack is survived by her brother Allen Beans of Richboro; and her sister Florence Coleman of Doylestown.
The couple was preceded in death by two infant grandchildren, Michael and Susan Smith. Additionally, he was preceded in death by his brother and sister, and she was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.
sisitation will begin 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, T01 Derstine Ave., Lansdale, followed by services at 10 a.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to be made in the couple’s memory to Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box T5851T, Topeka, KS 666T5.