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Kenneth McCarraher Sr., 86, Served During WWII

McCarraher passed away on March 3.

Kenneth B. McCarraher Sr., 86, husband of the late Alice L. (Eichholz) McCarraher, of Phoenixville, passed away on Sunday evening, March 3, 2013, in the Seasons Hospice, Phoenixville.  Born in Collegeville, he was the son of the late Frank and Leona (Walters) McCarraher. 

Mr. McCarraher was a graduate of Spring City High School.  He served with the United States Army Infantry from October 1944 through November 1946 in Korea and the Philippines during World War II.  Ken reached the rank of Staff Sergeant in intelligence and received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart from an injury sustained during an airstrike.  Mr. McCarraher was a member of the Phoenixville VFW and the Spring City American Legion.

He was employed at Dana Corporation in Pottstown for 35 years as an accountant. 

Mr. McCarraher is survived by his son, Mark R., husband of Donna McCarraher, of Boyertown; five grandchildren, Kyle McCarraher, Michelle Berrier, Kari Tex, Sarah McFarland and Morgan McCarraher; seven great grandchildren; and his companion, Mary Hunter, of Spring City.  He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth B. McCarraher Jr.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at the Cattermole-Klotzbach Funeral Home, 600 Washington Street, Royersford, on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.  Officiating will be the Rev. Linda S. Gruber.  Entombment will follow in the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Limerick Garden of Memories.  Friends will be received from 10:00-11:00 a.m.  Memorial contributions may be made in Ken’s name to the St. John’s United Church of Christ, 315 Gay Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460.  Condolences may be offered online at www.RoyersfordFuneralHome.com.

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