Jack Tom McCahan, 93, of Saxton, PA; passed away Friday, March 6, 2020 at Conemaugh Nason Hospital after a brief illness with family by his side.
He was born on August 14, 1926 in Saxton, the son of Spencer and Georgiana (Stuby) McCahan.
He was united in marriage to Audrey (Abbott) McCahan on July 29, 1951 in the Stonerstown Church of the Brethren. She preceded him in death on November 26, 2017 after sixty-six years of marriage.
He is survived by daughter Debra (McCahan) Rourke and husband Warren, grandsons Matt McCahan married to Bree, Roaring Spring, PA; Brady Rourke married to Amanda, Ellicott City, MD, Corey Rourke married to Amanda , LaPlata, MD; two granddughters Amanda Rourke and Marcus, Locust Grove, VA and Megan McCahan, Hollidaysburg, PA; seven great grandsons Brennon, Easton and Shane; Jackson and Jase and Kacen and Trace; a special niece Alice Salay.
He was preceded in death by a son Dr. Ronald D. McCahan and two sisters Ion Morgan and Ann Iris Snyder.
Jack graduated from Saxton-Liberty High School on May 29, 1944; he enlisted in the United States Army on November 3, 1944 and served most of his time during World War II stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged on August 6, 1946, with the Rank of Sergeant. He graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1949 and worked several years for the General State Authority as an Inspector on several of the new buildings on the Penn State Campus at University Park. He completed his career working for Penelec as a substation Maintenance Supervisor based in Johnstown.
He was eager to talk about his years of working at the Saxton Generating Station and also time spent at the Three Mile Island after the reactor meltdown.
Jack was a proud member of the Saxton V.F.W. Post No 4129 and enjoyed that he could still drive himself and visit with the younger members. He also received his sixty year membership pin from Everett Masonic Lodge F.&A.M. No. 524 in 2016.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 12:00 Noon at the Stonerstown Church of the Brethren with Pastor Jack Russell, a close friend officiating. Visitation for friends will be from 11:00 A.M. until the hour of service at the church.
Interment following at the Grandview Cemetery in Saxton with full military honors by the Broad Top Area Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his honor may be made to the Stonerstown Church of the Brethren, 14th & Norris Sts., Saxton, PA 16678
Arrangements by Akers Funeral Chapel, 715 Church Street, Saxton, PA 16678. Online condolences may be expressed at www.akersfuneralchapel.com
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