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James "Mac" E. McNamara
Date of Death: June, 08 2012


James "Mac" E. McNamara
, 81, Escanaba, passed away on Friday June 8, 2012 at the V.A. Hospital in Iron Mountain following a brief illness. He was born November 9, 1930 to the late Francis and Agnes Pearl (Conroy) McNamara in Flint, MI. On October 19, 1957 he married the former Doris Mattson in Hancock, MI.

After graduating from High School, James proudly served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mac's favorite past time was flying and his work around planes and airports. He purchased his first airplane in 1956 and has been self employed as a charter pilot, plane mechanic and an inspector ever since. He was also proud to have logged 17,500 flight hours. Mac will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, ten children: Audrey (Joe Brindle) McNamara, Diane (Frank) Hartnett, David McNamara, Pamela (Patrick) Foland, Jeffrey McNamara, Michael (Melissa) McNamara, Steven McNamara, Brian (Mandy) McNamara, Cathy (Randy Yohr) McNamara and Robert McNamara, one brother: Brian (Debbie) McNamara, seventeen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter: Cheryl McNamara, two brothers: Leo and Charlie McNamara and one sister: Patricia Todd.

Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 12, 2012 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Escanaba with Delta County Veterans Council Rites at 12:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Anne's Church with Fr. Francis DeGroot officiating and Fr. Emmett Norden concelebrating. Burial will follow Mass in the Holy Cross Cemetery. A luncheon will be held in the church parish hall.

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