Mac was an exemplary family man, dedicated to his faith, family, community, country and heritage. He will be remembered for his clever humor and attention to detail. He enjoyed numerous hobbies and interests, including cards, crosswords, military history and aircraft, and travel. He was an avid reader and enjoyed family functions and gatherings. He was a former season ticketholder for the A’s, Raiders and 49ers.
Mac graduated from Calaveras Union High School and attended UC Berkeley prior to entering the Army Air Corps in World War II. After discharge from the service, he worked for EBMUD and retired from the City of Richmond after 31 years as Municipal Sewer District manager. He also served on the City of Walnut Creek Planning Commission.
Mac was a former member of Chukchansi Indian Tribal Elder, Richmond Rotary Club, Walnut Creek Gyro Club, Rolling Walnuts R.V. Club, Contra Costa County Military Officers Association of America, AARP and SIRS #108 in Brentwood.
He is a former parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Stephen’s in Walnut Creek, and most recently a parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Brentwood.
Mac is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, DeDee; sons, James (Kris) of Santa Cruz and Thomas (Jennifer and godson Tim) of Walnut Creek; daughters, Leslie Francis (Gary) of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Marie Mulvany (Michael) of Orangevale, Denise Adams (Brian) of Brentwood, Patricia Morales (Rick) of Orangevale, and Tera Wirth (Thomas) of Brentwood. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Katie, Lisa, Sean Rick, Emily James, Ryan, Samuel, Mary Ann, Colin, Elizabeth and Hayden, in addition to two great-grandchildren, Nathan and Penelope; nephew, Michael Macdonald Filbin; and nieces, Kelly Filbin and Stacey Salisbury.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mac’s name to Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund by calling 877-800-2951 or visiting www.vitascharityfund.org.
The family wishes to thank the dedicated and caring staff of Renaissance Assisted Living in Antioch and Bay Area Funeral Service.