|Rev. Arthur Leon Mack|
|November 13, 1922 - December 24, 2018|
Public Events and LocationsVisitation - Friday, January 18, 2019, 9:00 to 10:00 AM at Woodcrest United Church of Christ, Philadelphia
Memorial Service - Friday, January 18, 2019, 10:00 AM at Woodcrest United Church of Christ, Philadelphia
Graveside Service Urn - Friday, January 18, 2019, 2:30 PM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown
Military Honors - Friday, January 18, 2019, 2:30 PM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown
ContactsMetropolitan Funeral Service - 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-659-6400 - Map
|Woodcrest United Church of Christ - 8107 Thouron Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19150 - 215-242-2227 - Map|
|Washington Crossing National Cemetery - 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940 - 800-535-1117 - Map|
The following remembrance was composed by Rev. Mack’s family:
Reverend Arthur L. Mack
November 13, 1922 – December 24, 2018
Rev. Arthur Leon Mack was the third of four children born to the late Thomas E. Sr. and Rosa Gaillard Mack. He made his transition on Christmas Eve, 2018 after he was diagnosed with end-stage Alzheimer's disease.
A West Philadelphia resident and a native Philadelphian, he was educated in the public-school system and graduated from Overbrook High School. He studied at the Philadelphia College of Bible and began fulfilling his life’s mission of spreading the teachings of Christ. His travels often took him to several provinces in Canada to work as a Christian missionary. Arthur was the Associate Minister at Greater Saint Matthews Independent Church for over 40 years where he received his ordination, beginning under its founder the late Reverend Mahlon M. Lewis.
Arthur proudly served our country during World War II from 1943-45, in the United States Army, achieving the rank of Technician V. He retired as a baker from Testa’s Bakery in Havertown after having worked there for over 40 years from the time it was known as Muller’s Bakery. Arthur trained as a feather-weight boxer, was an avid photographer, enjoyed singing and playing the guitar and harmonica.
Arthur was preceded in death by his siblings, Louise Purnell Mack, Thomas Edward Mack Jr. and Rose Juanita Tyler, and a granddaughter, Krystal Joi Brockington. Arthur leaves to mourn his memory: daughters, Donna, Aliyma (Sheryl), and Laurie; former wife, Jean Etchison; five grandchildren, Jujuan, Richard, Marques, Krysten and Mori; eleven great grandchildren, sister-in-law, Alma L. Wright, and a host of nieces and nephews who enjoy reminiscing in the memories they share of him.
The family of the late Reverend Arthur Leon Mack wishes to express our deepest appreciation for every prayer and act of love extended to us during this time of bereavement.
Relatives and friends were invited to his visitation on Friday, January 18, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. and memorial service at 10:00 A.M. at Woodcrest United Church of Christ, 8107 Thouron Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19150. His graveside service with military honors rendered by the United States Army followed at 2:30 P.M. sharp at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940.