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Durward McVey

June 13, 1933 — May 17, 2023

 

McVey, Jr., Durward "Mac"

 

Mac McVey, age 89, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2023, at his home in Madison, WI with Carolyn, his beloved wife of 48 years, at his side.

 

He was born June 13, 1933, in Greenwood, WI. Predeceased by his parents Durward and Louise McVey and sister Judy (Don) Hendrickson, the McVey family moved many times as Mac's parents pursued their academic and teaching careers. From Westboro, Dorchester, Viola, and finally to New Glarus. Working at the local drugstore and being the quarterback on the New Glarus High School football team were highlights he enjoyed reminiscing about.

 

Mac received his BS in Education from UW-Lacrosse in 1957, taking an interruption for a two-year stint in the U.S. Army, serving in both the U.S and Germany. Soon after that he began his teaching career in Racine, WI. In 1959 he joined the Madison Metropolitan School District to teach at Lowell School. After receiving his MS degree in Education Administration at Northwestern University in 1965 he became an Elementary Principal, serving at numerous Madison schools, including Lowell, Emerson, Lakeview, Crestwood, Longfellow, Randall, and Franklin.

 

Mac retired in 1993 after 36 years in education, 28 serving as an Elementary School Principal. He spent his retirement walking his two cherished dogs, a voracious reader of novels and history, traveling to spend time with family and of course following his favorite teams: the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, and the Chicago Cubs.

 

He is survived by his devoted wife Carolyn, stepchildren Ashley (Jessica) Morrison and Anja (Patrick) Carroll and grandchildren Ellen Morrison, Colin Morrison, Timothy (Kendra) Carroll and Danny (Jackie) Carroll.

 

Mac’s life will be honored at a private memorial service in June.

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