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William Edward Macfarlane

April 2, 1930 ~ December 26, 2017 (age 87)


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William Edward Macfarlane, age 87, of Port Orange, Fl., formerly of Cranberry Twp., passed away on December 26, 2017 in the comfort of his home, with his family at his side.

Born on April 2, 1930, in Duquesne, PA, son of the late Harry K. and Corrine Rankin Macfarlane.

Father of William (Leslie) Macfarlane Jr. and Gail (Skip) Sheppard, grandfather of Ami (Robert) Floyd.  Uncle of many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Lois Jean Martin, and by two sisters, Harriet Jeffrey and Sarabell Winkler.

Bill was a 1948 graduate of McKeesport High School, Robert Morris Business School in 1951 and West Virginia University in 1958 with a B.A. in Business Administration. He became a CPA in 1963.  He worked for Haskins & Sells (Deloitte Touche), taught business classes at Turkeyfoot Valley Area High School from 1958-1963.  He also worked at Screw and Bolt Corp. as assistant to the Controller, and the bulk of his career from 1965 to 1992 at H.H. Robertson Co, where he held positions from Assistant to the Group Controller, to the Ambridge Plant Controller and finally corporate Tax Manager.

He was a member of AICPA, PICPA, Laurel Lodge 651, F. & A.M., Uniontown. Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Pittsburgh and Syria Temple.

Bill served in the U.S. Army from 1952-54.  He was also a member of Dutilh United Methodist Church in Cranberry Township, where he served on various committees.

Memorial tributes and contributions may be made to: Valley of Pgh., Greater Pgh. Masonic Center, 3579 Masonic Center, Pgh., PA 15237, Attn: Learning Center for Dyslexic Children, Dutilh United Methodist Church, 1270 Dutilh Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA. 16066.

Friends will be received on Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM.  Services will follow at 2:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Doug Patterson, officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.


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