Merlin L. McCulloh
(The following is the obituary for a grand-son of William Edgar McCulloh)
He joined the U.S. Navy attending Officer Candidate School at Columbia University and Navy Supply Corps School at Harvard Business School. During World War II he served on ships in both the Atlantic and Pacific. The highlight of his career was serving as the Supply Officer of the USS Boston (CAG-1), the world’s first guided missile cruiser. Completing 21 years of active service, he retired from the Ordnance Supply Office at Naval Supply Depot, Mechanicsburg, in 1964. He began a second career with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Bureau of Corporation Tax, retiring in 1982.
Mac was a special pal to the canine members of his family, Zachary, Clifford, Josh, Theo, Nappy and Red. He enjoyed listening to his extensive collection of Big Band and jazz music and, since boyhood, was a loyal fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. He was an active and long time member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Camp Hill, a member of American Legion Post #43 in Camp Hill, Navy League, Military Officers Association of America, Supply Corps Association, Coe College Alumni Association, and Morrison, IL Historical Society.
His family was the most important part of his life and gave him great joy. He was happily married for 36 years to his college sweetheart, Marjorie Parchman McCulloh, until her death in 1982. In 1988, he married Barbara L. Scout and together they enjoyed world travel especially annual visits to Antigua.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Leona McCulloh. He is survived by his loving wife; daughter, Maureen Hollmeyer and husband, Alan, of Apex, NC and son, Michael McCulloh and wife, Sherrie, of Hampden Township; grandsons, Christopher (Heather) Hollmeyer of Charlotte, NC and Scott (Jennifer) Hollmeyer of Downers Grove, IL; and great grandchildren, Abigail and William Hollmeyer, of Charlotte, NC; brother, Kenneth E. (Sylva) McCulloh of Gaithersburg, MD; nephew, David (Ellen) McCulloh of Port Washington, NY, niece, Virginia McCulloh (Nancy Kohlreiter) of Boca Raton, FL; grandniece and grandnephew. He is also survived by stepdaughter, Debra Scout of Richmond, VA and stepson, Douglas Scout of Mechanicsburg, and two step-granddaughters, Courtney Scout and Julie Strunk.
Mac was a gentle, loving man who will be missed by his family and friends. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and aides at Messiah Lifeways and the staff and volunteers at Hospice of Central Pennsylvania for their dedicated care and kindness.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday June 23, 2012 in Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut St., Camp Hill, with Rev. Nancy Easton officiating. A visitation with the family will be held in the church library on Saturday from 12:00 P.M. until the time of the service. Burial with Military Honors will be held following the service in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Messiah Lifeways Endowment Fund, 100 Mt. Allen Dr., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, or Hospice of Central Pennsylvania 1320 Linglestown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17110 or Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut St., Camp Hill, PA 17013.