Gene A. McCrady, age 84, of Blairsville, passed away Friday, June 20, at his home. Friends of Gene McCrady will be received Monday, June 23, from to 2 to 8 p.m. at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home in Blairsville. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 24, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the Blairsville Cemetery.



Name: Gene A. McCrady                        Age: 84

Address: Blairsville, PA


Died: Friday, June 20, 2014 at his home.

Born: October 07, 1929 Blairsville, PA

Father: William McCrady

Mother: Bessie (Rutherford) McCrady


Work, Clubs & Organizations: Gene was a retired plant manager for Star Manufacturing. He served in the US Air Force from 1950-1953. He played baseball for the Air Force Sabres in Germany, France and Italy. He also played baseball for the Blairsville Colts for many years. He was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan. He wrestled for Blairsville High School and was very active in establishing the wrestling boosters program. He was a former member of the Blairsville/Saltsburg School Board, member of the Blairsville Cemetery Board and the Indiana County Tax Assessment Board. He was a member of the IUP Chain Gang for 34 years. He was a regular Mr. Fix it.


Son - Gary McCrady & wife Joni, Mr. Joy, PA
Daughter - Gail McCrady, Blairsville, PA
Daughter - Gay Ann Marlett, Blairsville, PA
Grand Child - Eric McCrady & wife Karen, Mt. Joy, PA
Grand Child - Jordyn McCrady, Mt. Joy, PA
Grand Children - Zane, Tayler, Alex and Jacob Giffen, Blairsville, PA
Grand Child - Kyle Marlett, Blairsville, PA
Great Grand Child - Kirk McCrady
Sister - Donna McQuaide, Indiana, PA
Many Nieces & Nephews



Preceded in death by
Father - William McCrady
Mother - Bessie (Rutherford) McCrady
Wife - G. Louise (Crawford) McCrady in 2002
Brothers - William & Richard McCrady
Sister - Mildred McCrady


James F. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc., Blairsville, PA on Monday, June 23, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. 



James F. Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM.    

If so desired memorial donations may be made to:
Blairsville Cemetery Association, 609 E. Market St., Blairsville, PA 15717

Blairsville Public Library, 113 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, PA 15717

Blairsville Historical Society, 116 E. Campbell St., Blairsville, PA 15717

or a charity of one's choice.


Interment: Blairsville Cemetery
                    Blairsville, Pennsylvania

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