The Rev. Dr. William Richard McGary, 68, of Vosler Road, Volant, passed away at his residence Friday morning, Sept. 8, 2017, of natural causes.
He was born in New Castle, on Aug. 22, 1949, to the late William David and Ina Mae Ramsey McGary.
An active member of the Shenango Presbytery, Rev. McGary served as pastor of Wampum Presbyterian Church since 1978.
He was a 1967 graduate of Wilmington High School and graduated in 1971 with a B.S. in education from Slippery Rock University. He earned a master's in education from Westminster College, a master's in divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1979, and a doctor of ministry from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va., in 1989.
Rev. McGary had a great passion for his faith and his family. He enjoyed his farm and taught at Butler Community College, Slippery Rock University, and English at Westminster College.
Survivors include: a sister, Patricia Aull and her husband, Dr. Don Aull, of Edinburg; two brothers, Robert E. McGary and James S. (Beverly) McGary, all of Volant; two nieces; a nephew; and his special friend, Carol Monk of Ellwood City.
Memorials may be given to Wampum Presbyterian Church, 270 Main St., Wampum, PA 16157.
Rev. Dr. William Richard, 68, Vosler Road, Volant.
Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (9-13-17) in SMITH FUNERAL HOME of LEESBURG, 1778 Perry Highway, Volant, and 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday (9-14-17) in Wampum Presbyterian Church, 270 Main St., Wampum, with Rev. Dr. Ralph Hawkins officiating.
Interment: Follows at Volant Cemetery.
Published on September 10, 2017