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BANGOR - Marion "Mac" McKinley Jr. passed away February 5, 2015, in Bangor. He was born December 4, 1929, in Columbus, Ohio, the only son of Gladys (Foster) and Marion A. McKinley Sr.

During his life, Marion and Martha (Creech) McKinley raised nine children, Sheron, Patricia, Marion III, Vicky, James, Roberta, Kathleen, Thomas and Tina.

Marion is survived by Martha; their children, 24 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as Ramona and Eleanor, who each held a special place in his heart. He was predeceased by his parents and four sisters.

He served his country for twenty one years. In 1967 he retired with honor from the Army as a Master Sergeant. He received metals in recognition of his military service, most notably a Purple Heart. After his retirement from the Army, he began his career in computer science working with Bolt, Beranek, and Newman. He accepted a position at the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute, where he was well respected for his contributions to the development of computer research centers in San Diego, Marina Del Ray, and Honolulu. He continued working in computer research and development with Halliburton-Welex until his retirement. In 1988 he moved to Maine and resided in Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, and Bangor until his passing.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on May 21, 2015, at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to Disabled American Veterans, DAV.org/donate. Please share your memories of Mac with his family and friends at marionfamily@mail.com. He will be remembered with love. His family wishes to extend their appreciation to all who contributed to his care during his last years. Arrangements will be made by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, Bangor and Brewer.
Published on  February 14, 2015
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