C. Neil McKay, 96, formerly of Spring Creek, died Friday, June 4, 2010, at the Rouse Home in Youngsville.
Mr. McKay was born December 26, 1913, in Spring Creek, son of the late John and Gertrude Burrows McKay.
He was raised and educated in Spring Creek and as a young man, served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II. Following his discharge, he lived in Washington, D.C., where he was employed as an officer on the Washington, D.C., police force. Mr. McKay resided there for many years prior to returning to the Corry area.
After his return, he joined the City of Corry Police Department and worked for the city until he was hired by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Mr. McKay worked as a supervisor out of Starbrick in Warren County. He retired from PennDOT in the late 1960s following many years of service with the company.
Mr. McKay enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth A. "Rudy" Britton McKay, on June 14, 2005. They were married August 28, 1966, in Spring Creek. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul McKay.
Mr. McKay is survived by four stepdaughters, Janet Pierce of Stuart, Fla., Carol Hazeltine and her husband, John, of Lottsville, Pa., Julia Taber and her husband, John, of Garland, and Barbara Munsee and her husband, Chris, of Corry; a stepson, Kenneth Durlin and his wife, Bonnie, of Bowling Green, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, on Monday from noon until the time of the service there at 1 p.m. The Rev. Marcus Briggs, chaplain of the Rouse Warren County Home, will officiate.
Burial will be in West Spring Creek Cemetery, West Spring Creek.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society-Corry Unit, P.O. Box 103, Corry, PA l6407.