Roland “Mac” McCullough, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 27, 2018 in his home following an extended illness.
Roland was born June 12, 1936 in Sharon to Emerson and Sara (Rhodes) McCullough, the youngest of 11 children.
Roland graduated from Hickory High School class of 1954.
As a young man he was active in the Boy Scouts and loved to hunt, fish and camp which were activities he continued into adulthood.
He served in the Unites States Army.
Roland married his wife of 57 years, Margaret “Marge” Patrick on April 8, 1961.
He worked at the former Sharon Steel Mill for 39 years in the Blooming Mill until Sharon Steel closed in 1991. He then worked as a manager at various local nursing homes and retired as the Director of Maintenance at John XXIII Home after ten years.
Roland was a member of St. Bartholomew Church for 40 years where he was an active member of the men’s Holy Name Society and the Good Samaritan Repast Group. He also served in many roles including fish fries, as an usher, RCIA, program dinners and many other activities where he was known as “Mr. Fixit”. He will always be remembered helping those in need.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret “Marge” McCullough at home; son, Kevin McCullough; daughter, Dr. Karen McCullough; grandson, Kyle McCullough; twin brother, Roger McCullough; older brother, Duane McCullough; many nieces and nephews and Godparents, Rose Bruno and Paul Evakien. Also surviving are two grandpuppies, Madison and Joey whom he loved.
Roland was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Wendel, Harold, Winnie, Dr. Jean Cubbison, Sally, Melvin, Donald and Jessie.
Friends may call Monday, October 1, 2018 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. at Sherman Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 2201 Highland Road, Hermitage, Pennsylvania.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Bartholomew Catholic Church with Father Marc Stockton officiating and Father Matthew Strickenberger co-officiating.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Sharon Regional Hospice, 1955 Shenango Valley Freeway, Hermitage, PA 16148; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or directly to the family for charity of their choice, in memory of Roland.
Entombment will take place in St. Rose Mausoleum.
A television tribute will air Monday, October 1 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.