Michael John Macchiaverna ‘Mack’ Sr.

Michael John Macchiaverna Sr. “Mack,” of Reedsville, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018.

Mack was born in Danbury, Connecticut, on July 13, 1951, a son of Patrick and Annice Romanowicz Macchiaverna. He married Kathy Waddell on June 19, 1976.

He is survived by his wife Kathy, a son Michael Jr., wife, Amy, and daughter, Emma Kate Macchiaverna, of Nashville, TN; a daughter Ann, husband Jared, and sons Gabriel and Greyson Getz, of Reedsville; a daughter Traci Macchiaverna, of Wyomissing; a son, Patrick and wife Rachel Macchiaverna of Nashville, TN; a daughter, Amy, and husband, Mychal Ragland, of Pittsburgh; their “Brooklyn, NY, son,” John, and wife, Amy Feldmann, of Royersford; sisters Clara and Patricia Macchiaverna, and Marlana Martin, of Danbury, CT, along with seven nieces.

Mack was preceded in death by his parents, two twin infant sons and a sister, Joyce Schultz.

Mack attended Salem College in West Virginia and began his teaching and coaching career that spanned 34 years. The passion he had for teaching and coaching has touched the lives of many in Mifflin County. He had a tremendous work ethic that he passed on to all of those he mentored in the classroom as well as those on and off the playing field. Those who knew Mack know he was an avid horse racing fan and cherished many years of meeting his friends and family at the Kentucky races every year. Above all, Mack’s dedication and love for his family was always most important and will forever be carried on in their hearts.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Kish Valley Grace Brethren Church, 99 Taylor Dr., Reedsville, with Pastor Doug Sabin officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:30 p.m. until time of service at the church.

Arrangements are under the care of Barr Funeral Home Inc. and Crematory, 120 Logan St., Lewistown.

Mack desired that if anyone wished to honor his name that they donate blood, or have contributions be made to the Hope Lodge, 125 Lucy Ave., Hummelstown, PA 17036, where he resided with his wife during his treatments for the past eight months.

Online condolences can be offered to the family at www.barrfh.com.