James McCreary


Funeral Services and Mass of Christian Burial for James F. (Mac) McCreary, 79, a resident of Davenport will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2012, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4105 N. Division St. Davenport.   Burial will be at National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal with Military Rites conducted by American Legion Post # 26.  Visitation will be on Wednesday August 1, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home 614 Main St. Downtown Davenport.  The family invites you to join them in a Prayer Service at 4:00 p.m. to begin visitation.  There will be additional visitation at the Church on Thursday from 9:30 until service time.

James died Saturday July 28, 2012 at Crest Healthcare Center.  He was born July 7, 1933 in Elmira, N.Y. the son of Carl Frederick and Clara L. (Pentecost) McCreary. He attended Manchester College, North Manchester, IN, and Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.  James served his country in the Air Force from 1953 to 1957.  He was united in marriage to Beverly Gaudette, April 4, 1959, in Amery, WI.  They celebrated 53 years of marriage this past April.

James was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Northwest Businessmen Association, Davenport Chamber of Commerce, Loyal Order of the Moose # 28, and the Davenport Cordbusters Barbershop Chorus.  He was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan and enjoyed following his children and grandchildren in all their activities.

James was a Loan Officer. He was employed at Northwest Bank & Trust for 18 years and retired in 1997 from the Rock Island Arsenal Credit Union.


Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife Beverly of Davenport, a daughter Colleen (Bruce) Schwarz, Long Grove, IA, sons, Michael McCreary, Davenport, Scott (Laurel) McCreary, Davenport; grandchildren, Ashley (Mark) Abdon, and Zack Schwarz and his fiancée, Lindsey Schuetz, Kasey and Molly McCreary, and Emma, Erika and Noah McCreary; a great granddaughter Juliet McCreary and a great grandson due in December; and a sister Mary Lee Yerian, Cincinnati, OH. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting James’ obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.

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