January 20, 2010
January 20, 2010
Name: Melvin E. Mackey
Date of Death: Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Residence: Whiteford, MD
Obituary:A devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, Melvin E. Mackey, 76, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, after an extended illness at home. A native of Franklin, NY, Melvin served in the Army, graduated from Hartwick College, and taught music for 33 years at Tioga Central Schools in Upstate New York. During his career there, he led a successful string & harp program and later added elementary vocal music. He was involved with the Boy Scouts and Little League baseball for many years; was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Waverly, NY. Throughout the years, Melvin enjoyed playing violin for many weddings, church services and community events in NY & FL.
He is survived by his wife, Helene Scheifele Mackey, three sons and daughters-in-law; Dan and Denise, Tim and Paula, and Ben and Kim; two grandchildren; Amanda and Kevin; two sisters and brothers-in-law; Audrey & Richard Strangeway and Phyllis and James Jennings; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services: A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Waverly, NY at 3:00 pm, Saturday January 23, 2010. Interment will take place in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Verona, NY, at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome, NY. Contributions may be made in Melvin’s memory to the Alzheimer’s foundation online at http://www.alz.org or by mail at Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. You may view the obituary and send a message of sympathy at www.nunnandharper.com.
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