John W. Mack Sr. Emma B. Mack

North Penn Life - - Obituaries -

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.


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