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In Memory Of Florence Mackay
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Our mother Florence B. MacKay of Langhorne and Plumsteadville passed peacefully from this world into the arms of her heavenly father on September 27th after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Never to stay in one place too long, mom was shared among her family where she spread much joy and worked her magic with her creative talents. She enjoyed gardening, playing the piano and crossword puzzles. Most important to her was spending time with her family where we all knew to have the kettle ready for three o’clock tea.

Thirty two years ago she was preceded in death by her one true love, Edward W. MacKay, her husband of 23 years. She also survived her beloved parents Grace and Earl B. Wetzel along with her loving sister Helen, her in-laws Morrison and Mary MacKay and her brother-in-law Charles Rau.

She was born and raised in Hazelton, PA where she was buried with the lord in baptism and remained a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.

After graduation from West Hazelton High she moved to Jenkintown to work for Bell Telephone as an operator where in a very short time she was promoted to floor supervisor. She worked many years in customer service for Gimbel’s Dept. Store and eventually retired from the Lenox Corporation.

She leaves behind with heavy hearts her children: Donna Bruhy (John), Jeffrey MacKay (Rachel), Curtis MacKay (Michelle), Judy DeWitt (John), Colleen Crumbock (Edward), Linda Rhimer (John).
12 Grandchildren: Erica (Kevin), Sarah, Mitchell, Grace, Madison, Jason, Eric, Rachael, Jessica, Taylor, Jack and Summer. One Great Grandchild: Shane Patrick.

She is also survived by her Sister and Brother in-law’s: Joseph and Evelyn Tyson, Betty Rau, Morrison and Wanda MacKay and many nieces and nephews.

Mom will be greatly missed by her large extended family and friends. She fought hard with grace and dignity. She maintained her wit to the end. Her strength and determination have always been unmatched and she always walked the walk.

Pancreatic cancer is the nation’s fourth leading cancer killer? Worse yet, unless it is found early when it can be surgically removed, there is no cure. Yet, there are no tests to find it early. How can this be?

Only ten years ago, less than a dozen researchers were focused on pancreatic cancer. There simply wasn't enough funding available to support a career in the study of this disease. As a result, pancreatic cancer was virtually ignored, and with startling consequences to patients, their families and loved ones.

The Lustgarten Foundation. The Foundation was created to find better treatments and a cure for pancreatic cancer.

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