Charles (Mac) Alexander McGarvey, Jr., beloved father and grandfather passed away in his sleep on Dec. 29, 2015 at the age of 94 years.
Born to Anna and Charles McGarvey, Sr. on Aug 18, 1921, he married the love of his life, Norene Culver, on June 22, 1948 and they experienced over 50 yrs of marriage.
They were blessed with daughters, Kay (NV), Nancy McGarvey (Benson) Agnew (OH) and Krista (Swaim) McGarvey (AZ); grandchildren, Joshua, Jared and Jordan Benson (OH); Aubrey and Hunter Swaim (AZ).
Mac was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He gave freely of his time, unconditional love and invested his time to his family and friends. He proudly served in the US Army (Battle of the Bulge – 1944) and shared his love of country and sports with all. He taught his grandchildren what it is, to be a man of honor.
Mac worked for Dow Chemical for over 20yrs retiring in 1981. He and Norene made many trips to Las Vegas, countless sports related events for his children and grandchildren, and lunches at the Am. Legion in North Baltimore. He attended the NB and Van Buren United Methodist churches.
Preceding him in death is an infant son, Michael James, wife Norene, sister Lois Vanaman, brothers Taylor and Ronald McGarvey and has one surviving sister, Kathryn Foltz (MI).
Dad, you will be missed but our faith tells us we will all be together again. What has separated us here on earth, God promises, will never separate us again in Heaven. And in that we will find peace and comfort.
Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled. And do not be afraid… John 14:27
There will be a private family service to celebrate Mac’s life to be announced at a later date.
On a more personal note; our family would like to thank all our parents’ friends (and family members) for their prayers, visits (in Las Vegas) phone calls, get well cards, and support during some of our difficult times and most of all, the love you showed to both of them while living in North Baltimore. They were blessed with so many special memories, that for us, will last a lifetime and cherished by all the family.