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John E. Mack

August 31, 1932 ~ November 7, 2020 (age 88)

Obituary

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A Life Remembered…

John E. Mack, 88 of Greenville, OH, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020 surrounded by his children.  John was born August 31, 1932 in Darke County, OH.  John was united in marriage to Gail Roach on September 9, 1956.

 

John’s early education was in Bradford, OH, graduating in the Class of 1950.  He continued his education at Manchester College in Indiana, graduating in 1954.  He then went on to Purdue University where he earned Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Mathematics.

 

John began his career as a Mathematics Professor at Ohio University in Athens, OH.  In 1965, he continued his teaching career at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.  He retired from UK in May, 2000 and remained as Professor Emeritus.

 

John’s faith was a central part of his life.  While in Lexington he was an active member at Immanuel Baptist Church and Southern Hills United Methodist Church.  When John returned to Greenville, OH in 2016, he joined Oakland Church of the Brethren in Bradford, OH.  He served at church as a deacon and Sunday School teacher.

 

John enjoyed travel especially with Gail.  He loved his family, telling stories, and was a lifelong learner of Math and Problem Solving.

 

John was preceded in death by his wife, Gail of 58 years; parents, Wilbur Isaac & Myrtle Olive (Boomershine) Mack; brothers, Harold and Donald Mack.  John is survived by his three children, Wayne (Da) Mack, Ruth (Jay) Warner, Eldon (Mary) Mack; grandchildren, Ashley, Laura, Darren, Charles, Amalia; six great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, JoAnn Mack and Nancy Mack; other relatives and friends. 

 

Memorial contributions may be directed to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331 or Oakland Church of the Brethren, 8058 Horatio-Harris Creek Road, Bradford, OH 45308. 

 

Celebration of Life Service 11:00 AM Friday, November 13th at the Oakland Church of the Brethren, Bradford with visitation 10:00 AM until time of service with a time of fellowship after the service. Pastor Andrew Wright and Pastor Fred Bernhard will be officiating.   Burial will follow at Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford, OH.

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
November 13, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Oakland Church of the Brethren
8058 Horatio Harris Creek Road
Bradford, Ohio 45308

Celebration of Life
Friday
November 13, 2020

11:00 AM
Oakland Church of the Brethren
8058 Horatio Harris Creek Road
Bradford, Ohio 45308

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