Loving father, grandfather and great grandfather Edward S. Macey “Skippy”, of Irwin, born May 2, 1928, in McKeesport, to parents Joseph Macey and Mary (Visdosh) Macey, one of seven siblings, passed peacefully on November 13, 2019 at age 91, surrounded by his children and grandchildren following a long struggle of ill health. It warms the hearts of his children Edward A. (Kaypee Soh) Macey, Patricia (Tim) McCelland, Diana Macey, Joanie (Jason Shickel) Macey and Tammy (Aaron) Brentzel knowing he’ll be greeted by the love of his life Joan Macey along with parents and siblings that have all passed before him. He will be deeply missed by his 12 grandchildren Ryan, Matthew, Tracy, Kristi, Katie, Jessica, Staci, Shana, Joey, Maddy, Gracie and Noraa and seven great grandchildren Dylan, Lily, Jaide, Emmah, Jovi, Maci and Bentlee Jo, along with dear friends Robert and Patricia Bergamasco. A joy for all the family of recent years was gifting Skippy with lottery scratches for birthdays, holidays or just to see the smile on his face when he wasn’t feeling his best, Scratching away anticipating a big winner including the night before his passing, he was still scratching away one last time surrounded by smiles, tears and lots of love. He loved sharing a favorite song “Mother’s Mansion is Higher than Mine” and surrounded by family he sang his favorite verse one final time; “I’ve a mansion high prepared for me ‘twas built by hands divine But I know my mother’s mansion is higher than mine” “FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS” Eddie, Patty, Diana, Joanie and Tammy. Respecting their father’s request, there will not be a public memorial service. The family will be taking this time to grieve privately with a ceremony at Irwin Union Cemetery where he will be laid to rest beside his beloved Joan. If you would like to honor Skippy, a very proud Army Veteran; serving during Korea War the family suggests a contribution to the Korean War Veterans Association at https:/www.kwva.org Entrusted with the arrangements is the Ott Funeral Home Inc. 805 Pennsylvania Avenue Irwin. To send on line condolences please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com
Originally published November 15, 2019.