Wayne E. “Mac” McWilliams, age 66, of Waterford, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at Saint Vincent Health Center. Born in Tionesta, PA on March 6, 1942, he was a son of the late George and Gertrude Bigley McWilliams.
McWilliams, Wayne E. After serving in the United States Army during the Vietnam War Era, Wayne lived and worked in Titusville for many years and was self-employed, operating the Boron and Pennzoil Stations. He moved to Waterford 18 years ago and was a manager for Sunoco in Erie for several years, and then later retired from WalMart on Peach Street where he worked in the Sporting Goods department. He was a member of SONS of Lake Erie, he attended the Waterford Baptist Church, and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is preceded in death by a daughter, Debra McWilliams, and three sisters, Kay Robinson, Marion Kagle, and Ethel Sheldon.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Maynard McWilliams, whom he married March 18, 1986; two sons, Doug and Troy McWilliams, both of Titusville; two step-children, Chip Van Tassell of Waterford and Christine Bowes of Britton Run, PA; also, several grandchildren, two brothers, Jim Mealy of Cook Forest, PA and George McWilliams Jr. of Titusville, and two sisters, Vi Nicholes of Garland, PA and Gloria Swab of Gainesville, FL.
Friends are invited to call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, West First and Walnut Streets, Waterford on Friday from 1:00pm until time of the funeral service at 3:00pm. Pastor John Stevenson from the Waterford Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will take place at Sunnyside Cemetery in Centerville, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 1030 State Street, Erie, PA 16501. Condolences may be sent at www.vanmatrefuneralhome.com.